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Australia has public holidays for agricultural shows, football finals and a horse race. Why don't the arts have a public day of celebration? We revisit this topic for UNESCO World Art Day on 15 April.
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Addressing the Sydney Institute this week, Arts Minister Paul Fletcher outlined key reasons the government funds the arts, but stepped on toes with 'clubbish' description of the arts.
While the media has been full of opinions on NFTs and their recent stratospheric rise – we take a look at the pros and cons, and ask whether it’s a career option for artists.
Could the stratospheric rise of NFTs be on the turn? And has this tech folly damaged the value of the art market?
Can Perth have an ethical and sustainable Fringe Festival?
Janice Florence from Arts Access Victoria and Emily Sexton with the Arts House team explain how and why they spent 18 months developing an expansive Disability and Inclusion Action Plan for Arts House.
15 arts leaders use the lockdown anniversary to reflect on the past year's learnings, and check their stepping moving forward.
From digital pivots, to government funding (or lack there of), to conversations and resilience – we take a look at the year that was as COVID took its toll on the arts and culture sector.
The classical music sector has long been dominated by men, a situation only amplified for classical saxophonists. The sexism in the industry needs to change, says performer, researcher and educator Jazmin Ealden.
How have the arts lost their importance? Looking back over some of Currency House’s 62 previous Platform Papers, the outgoing publisher looks at how managers have replaced artists and how policy has tilted against the sector.
Using vintage Aboriginal-styled fabrics, artist Tony Albert's new work sits in conversation with Margaret Preston's iconic linocuts and asks the tough questions around appropriation and design ethics.
The continual underfunding of the arts does more than deprive arts workers of pay and job security. It deprives our communities of culture, argues Tim Clifford MLC.
Western Australia's impending election is an opportunity to re-examine the status quo and re-invent the future trajectory of the state's arts sector, argues Shelagh Magadza.
What should we take with us from COVID? In a year when everything changed, Shantel Wetherall looks at how we could embrace another major shift in our thinking, akin to that needed to engage effectively with the global climate emergency.
When Facebook pulled the plug on 'news' in Australia last week, Koraly Dimitriadis saw it as the end of a long game for the social media giant, which has long been destroying journalism in Australia.
Who thought of this? The ALP's opportunity to comment on huge changes in sector regulation turns into a fireside chat about favourite films.
Close research by academics reveals the violence depicted is uncomfortably close to the truth.
Celebrating the film's 25th anniversary and cinema re-release, Mel Campbell writes a love letter to the iconic movie that makes her feel young and old all at once.
Over the past decade, Australia’s national arts funding has shrunk while the demand has increased. Writer Jo Caust looks at the pressure points.
Championing diversity without dismantling institutional racism is like putting up a 'safe to dive' sign without doing any work to deepen the pool, writes Katrina Irawati Graham.
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