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The funding of arts and culture in this country reflects a political climate that does not take culture, or arts practice, seriously.
From small companies to peak bodies, we’ve canvased the country for expectations of the Federal Budget.
Essentially a lobbying body, WA’s Chamber of Arts and Culture sits between and across government, business, philanthropy and arts organisations for effective policy change.
A panel at the Fair Play Symposium highlighted that ‘the need for change can be met with defensiveness and discomfort’.
Adopting a measure of austerity in his first year to plan for a rich future, SA Premier and Minister for the Arts Steven Marshall outlines his vision for the state, which puts its faith in sector-driven recommendations.
The arts in Australia are at risk of being cast adrift from culture and the diverse social and artistic values and visions that comprise it.
Diversifying the arts, working with government and finding new ways to talk about the relevance of the arts in our lives: Adrian Collette shares his ideas and insights.
Why have we turned culture's value into something to be scaled, measured and benchmarked?
We don’t see such sneers at woodwork, metalcrafts or other "manly" pursuits.
In this extract from the latest Currency House platform paper, David Throsby discusses important issues and areas for concern that are of continuing relevance to any discussion of cultural policy in Australia today.
Last week's budget allocated $48.7M to commemorate the 250th anniversary of Cook's landing at Botany Bay. But controversy over Cook isn’t new – it dates back to the 19th century.
Top of the Arts 2025 agenda for artist Ben Quilty was tax reform for artists. He also warned the sector to stop infighting and work on shifting perceptions.
ArtsHub sat down this week with NSW Minister for the Arts Don Harwin in a checklist conversation that tackled funding, priorities and vision.
Modern philosophers dissect the 'racist statue' debate and focus on the very real and divisive issue which Australians face: our colonial past.
Australians displays a consistently miserly approach to public art, with typically miniscule budgets requiring artists to respond with agility to find practical ways of achieving their vision.
A pervasive ideology has encouraged us to see individuals, not a society; to think of competition as natural and emphasise growth at all costs. What damage has this done to creativity?
A shorter working week is not to be sniffed at, even in the arts where many of us already eschew the 9-5 lifestyle.
Mining in the Burrup Peninsula is having devastating effects on ancient rock art but government is protecting industry ahead of heritage.
Robots, Pano-scopes and Sensoriums: technology has changed experience of museum and library collections for the better.
The switch to streaming services requires musicians and the music industry to rethink how they do business but some are generating a good income.
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