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With the recent release of two feature films about Australian artists, we take a look at the hidden agendas and the broader context.
Writer quits and pens an angry screed about the state of arts criticism: it's a familiar story, but does the latest example say more about the industry than the individuals involved?
We need to understand the failure of Catalyst in more complex terms than a zero-sum game of winners and losers.
Measuring social impact in the arts will elevate the sector and create new opportunities but we need complex, multi-faceted tools.
Childlessness is often regarded as a necessary sacrifice for a creative career, especially for women.
Festival audiences become part of a collective experience giving individuals a sense of community all humans need.
An Indigenous Festival director is using the psychology of hope to reframe cultural exchange.
An exhibition of digital art prompts an environmental scientist to question the changing meaning of artistic creation.
Literature and film have shifted from demonising transgender people to attempts to understand them and represent them positively.
Trump’s opponents see his lavish taste as evidence of despotic tendencies but perhaps like Louis XIV he will use luxury to support a national economy.
Australia has public holidays for agricultural shows, football finals and a horse race. Why don't the arts have a public day of celebration?
The superficial scramble for cultural diversity is not addressing the deep causes of exclusion and the power imbalance in the arts.
For many in the arts, 2016 was spent coping with the outcomes of previous years of slashing and burning, but there was a little light on the horizon.
Other countries use regional theatre as a staging post or experimental crucible but Australia is so obsessed with the majors it ignores the opportunities of the bush.
The claim that regional venues support touring ahead of local artists is ill-informed and provocative.
Conflict over the roles of the Australia Council and the Ministry don't address the real policy failures so #freethearts is taking on a bigger policy agenda as Arts Front.
President Trump is not the outcome of voters' dispassionate assessment of self-interest. The arts and humanities teach us that is not how people work.
Closing the Gap shouldn't mean bringing Aboriginal Australians to some white standard but bringing all Australians to an understanding of Indigenous culture.
Read the full 2017 Peggy Glanville Hicks address on how musicians help us find new meaning in our present.
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