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Why I'm studying... Honours in Performing Arts (Dance) at WAAPA

West Australian dancer Annmarie Clifton-James graduated from WAAPA in 2022, but chose to continue study with an Honours year. She…

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9 ways to help you deal with creative rejection

Hearing "no" is never easy but recovering from rejection is a necessary part of the artist’s life. Here are some…

Graffiti art in Dublin, Ireland. Photo: George Bakos via Unsplash.

Setting in motion: what Ireland’s basic income pilot could mean for Australia

The success of the national campaign that established Ireland’s Basic Income for the Arts pilot scheme offers a range of…

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Opportunities and awards

Calibre Essay Prize open for entries, development opportunity for regional youths, plus winner of Portia Geach Memorial Award and finalists…

Aboriginal artist Vincent Namatjira sitting with a young Aboriginal student in an art class.

Aboriginal art in the classroom: state gallery model proving welcome support

Educational resources developed by the Art Gallery of South Australia are having nationwide impacts.

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Opinions & Analysis

Why we fail when we talk about talent

Using the word 'talented' as praise and encouragement devalues hard work, skill and learned ability. We need to use better…

Girl with raised hand amid a crowd of other students at the NSW Schools Spectacular first combined rehearsal 2023
Education & Student News

Schools Spectacular will celebrate 40 years of school performing talent

The theme this year is 'FabuloUS' as the world's largest amateur variety show brings together 5500 students from 400 schools…

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This primary school’s a circus … and its results are no joke

This clever partnership shows how circus classes are not about clowning around, but a model with important skills outcomes for…

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A thriving forest of poetry

A record number of poetic entries in this year's POEM FOREST competition will result in over 6400 seedlings planted.

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Opportunities and awards

New award for playwrights, regional artist development, plus winners of The Reading Prize 2023, Performing Arts WA Awards, and Prime…

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