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The basic problem with the current 20th century arts funding model is that it remains producer- or artist-centric, rather than focusing on audiences and citizens. This makes it ripe for capture and lobbying.
Smart countries are introducing arts policies that make the arts central to shaping economic and social change.
Senator Mitch Fifield gets the double whammy of Communications and Arts, and inherits a world of sorrow.
The fact that Australia does not have a National Arts Week is a glaring absence in our national calendar.
Education’s hottest topic is STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) while the subjects that teach us human values are undervalued.
Behind cocktails and canapes there was a fiery exchange at the Helpmann Awards this week.
The Treasurer is moving to introduce GST on items bought online but will the threshold be low enough for books and music?
If nothing else, one good thing to come out of the artquake caused by the funding cuts in the last two Federal Budgets, is the coalescing of the arts sector into a formidable machine.
The power of arts advocacy in recent weeks has implications beyond arts funding for the entire civic narrative.
Touring Swan Lake in China is not the kind of cultural diplomacy that will help Australia gain a foothold in Asia.
Original Australian work, not majors performing classic repertoire, is what distinguishes our nation's cultural contribution to the world.
Australia thinks of itself as freer than Indonesia but our northern neighbour has a cultural generosity we might envy in the current political climate.
The National Program for Excellence in the Arts threatens to return us to the days when artists were punished with lost funding if the Government didn't like their politics.
Arts activists today are celebrating the success of the call for a Senate Inquiry by ArtsPeak, the confederation of national peak arts organisations.
Theatre for young people is entirely dependent on the small-to-medium sector, vulnerable to the Brandis reallocation and resultant suspension of AusCo six year funding.
The essential conflict between the Minister for the Arts and the Australia Council may boil down to the politics of a re-purposed luxury car.
The Abbott Government has trashed the principle of arm's length funding free from political interference, argues the Opposition.
Two entirely separate funding entities disbursing the same combined pot cannot be adding to ‘efficiencies’ so what is the Government playing at?
Principles of arms-length funding are being sacrificed to a 'trickle down' approach the Federal Government would not countenance in other parts of the economy.
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