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The three smallest contemporary visual arts jurisdictions SA, NT and ACT have now been wiped off the map of Australia.
Opinions & Analysis
The National Arts Debate will enable voters to assess Liberal, Labor and Greens arts policies. Here’s our guide to understanding what's at stake.
Why have four out of the five national peak artform organisations just had their funding discontinued by the Australia Council?
The arts aren’t a luxury activity. They are central to life. Art is the part of us that is met, and that can't be met in the outside world.
The Productivity Commission's proposed changes to book licensing would mean less money for writers, composers and fillmakers but not lawyers.
We have reached Year Zero, a point where cultural policy and infrastructure no longer serves the interests of the arts, the artists or society.
The $115m in new funding in Victoria's Creative Industries Policy isn't as new as it looks, says Shadow Minister Heidi Victoria.
The arts happen to be very good at exactly the skills the Government has highlighted in its Innovation Statement.
The idea of creative industries is based on an economy that has no way to count the things that matter.
Victoria's new creative industry policy promises new programs to develop creative talent. But research suggests it may not be smart spending.
Current funding priorities mean we close a contemporary arts space while spending millions commemorating the past.
The arts may contain the answer to a failing society but only if we stop buying in to the dominant economic model.
Top corporations pay little tax but contribute sponsorship dollars to the arts. A culture tax could close the tax loophole and help smaller arts organisations.
A simple and affordable change to the established chaplains program could embed artists and creative practice in every state school in Australia.
An Australian Charter for the Arts has been proposed in the wake of last year’s government cuts to the arts. It could be the voice you need.
Six months of battles spurred by the May budget cuts to the Australia Council, the NPEA and now Catalyst have transformed the Australian arts scene.
A top public servant says Australia Council nominated the figure of $8 million as the amount needed to save small-to-mediums. But that doesn't square with AusCo's accounts.
Western Sydney, metropolitan Sydney & regional NSW are the big winners from a policy that sets ambitious targets for cultural growth.
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.
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