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The Government was quick to dismiss the value of the arts in December, rolling it into a new super department, but overwhelmingly artists and performers have stepped up with fire relief.
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From switching off our phones, to exposing non-paid artist fees, the burden of activism and how to be a better ally for diversity – these are the stories that captured your interest in 2019.
With the announcement of the loss of the word ‘arts’ from the new super department many are concerned, but Justin Murphy argues that we shouldn’t read too much into the name change and look for opportunities.
Our language tells us a lot about who we are: our embrace of trends, our professional priorities and where we place value. So what did 2019 say?
Sustaining a creative career is difficult for mothers, but as Dr Jackie Bailey argues there is a growing awareness of the need to better support women with children in the creative industries.
Despite living in an age of uncertainty, Australia Council CEO, Adrian Collette is convinced that there is reason to be hopeful. His keynote address from Artstate Tamworth explains why.
Addressing the climate emergency and improving relationships with Indigenous Australians and Pacific Islanders means building people-to-people exchange, according to our new British High Commissioner.
Dips in financial markets are having an impact on art sales which has a knock-on to sales of artworks. What can be done to keep to keep the market healthy.
Being an ally means being prepared to do the difficult work towards structural change.
Artists with disability believe it is their right to be reviewed in the same way as abled artists; that the narrative should come from the quality of their work, not their disability.
Artists aren't giving up in the face of global mining company Adani as Associate Professor Felicity Fenner finds hope in artworks using the black finch to push the message to the world.
Why Australia's space race is caught in nostalgia, when we should be asking if it’s responsible to glorify space advancement at the cost of society, and how artists are shifting that conversation.
How can we craft arts policy for the states? Shelagh Magadza from the Chamber of Arts and Culture WA argues for a new artistic boom.
Are Australian galleries feeling the pressure to sign a starchitect in the global building boom, or are they responding to the real and present need of a rapidly expanding cultural economy?
Indigenous professionals discuss what First Nations leadership looks like, and why it might offer a more viable model for bringing authority to an Indigenous-led centre.
From mentorship to resilience, patience and power, Gen X women have learnt to navigate our male-dominated world for change – and Gen Y are listening.
The history of art is full of artists who were cruel, exploitative, prejudiced or predatory. But should the character of an artist affect how we judge their works?
To date, neither major party has developed a coherent arts policy in more than six years.
Coinciding with a national call out for greater artistic courage, NAVA also responds to continued political interference in arts decisions as the NSW election approaches.
It’s not funny to us – First Nations writer Angelina Hurley takes an Aboriginal perspective on political correctness and humour.
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