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Why do some events resonate so strongly with audiences that they become instant favourites, whereas other programming decisions quickly fall by the wayside?
A regional QLD city is turning heads on the film festival circuit, curating award-winning films from around the world, and championing the next generation of Australian filmmakers.
Converting the general public into arts lovers is everyone’s responsibility, and it’s an area in which festivals, with their range of free public events, can play a key role.
With dozens, sometimes hundreds of choices, navigating an arts festival program can be overwhelming. Arts industry figures offer their tips for making the most of the smorgasbord without getting indigestion.
South Australia’s festival for the visual arts has grown exponentially through its democratic model of inclusion and celebration of living practitioners.
This festival redresses the balance in where the state’s cultural conversations are held.
We take a closer look at an amazing array of cultural events over the next two months in Bendigo.
Touring a show from Perth to Sydney is hard yakka – especially when your artistic ambition is constrained by the size of your suitcase.
How does the lack of a Fringe Festival impact on a city’s cultural ecology: is its absence actually a positive for independent artists?
Instead of shivering through August, perhaps it’s time to embrace the thriving culture of the Top End?
The Tasmanian government has committed $1.75 million to the relocation of Mona Foma (MoFo) to Launceston for each of next three years.
Setting the price point for an arts event can often be the death of it. IKEA demonstrate how flipping the model might guarantee greater success. But does this realistically translate to the arts context?
Hobart’s renowned winter festival encourages punters to take risks, and rewards visitors with fascinating arts experiences.
PROVOCARÉ, the most talked about festival in Melbourne, will open soon. Here’s our top picks from the program.
'The Woolworths Group has always been supportive of the Arts Festival. This is not a decision based on the artist in question, but as further support to the community in which we operate.'
Tasmanian artists are increasingly exploring themes which speak to contemporary life, including the island's history of protest and activism.
Recent years have seen rapid growth in the number of winter arts festivals, but is there more to their popularity than just a push to boost tourism in the off-season?
How do you select the finalists for a short film competition when you have almost 2000 entries to choose from? That was the challenge facing Richard Moore, curator of the Short Cuts Film Festival.
Recent events may have left some artists questioning the validity of the Fringe model. Simon Abrahams, Creative Director/CEO of Melbourne Fringe, explains why Fringe Festivals are still an important catalyst for creativity and cultural democracy.
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The current Artistic Director of Melbourne Festival, Jonathan Holloway, will step down from the role after completing his fourth festival in 2019.
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