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The price of arts funding

‘Arts organisations can sometimes demonstrate a strange naivety when asking for or accepting donations,’ writes Jo Caust.

Letterboxes with racist text, by artist Karla Dickens.

ICYMI: the week's arts news

What’s hot for the arts this week; those stealing the headlines, things for the kids over the holidays, and the…

Dennis Golding, Kamilaroi/Gamilaraay, New South Wales, born 1989, Sydney, Untitled Botany Bay, 2018, photograph, 155 x 87 cm; Courtesy the artist, Photo: Jack Cook.

12 Biennale and blockbuster exhibitions to define 2022

From contemporary Biennales to those major drawcard blockbuster exhibitions, here is a list of must see shows for 2022.


Author earnings low despite strong book sales

A survey from the Australian Society of Authors reveals that authors' incomes are dangerously low.

Artist Craig Ruddy with writer Bruce Pascoe in from of portrait painting.

Archibald-winning artist Craig Ruddy dies from COVID-19

Five time Archibald Prize finalist, painter Craig Ruddy has died from coronavirus complications.

three perfumers on stage singing under spotlights

Omicron hits the performing arts

As the Omicron variant spreads, major performing arts productions are struggling with cast outbreaks and hesitant audiences.


A new $316.5M First Nations cultural precinct announced

Ngurra will house a new home for the AIATSIS and a National Resting Place in the Parliamentary Triangle.

Exterior of Museum of Australian Democracy in Canberra.

Museum attack damages heritage building

An arson attack on the Museum of Australian Democracy hits the institution hard as it destroys heritage amid a peaceful…


2022 arts festivals and events calendar

A lineup of annual festivals and new-comer events across Australia in 2022 to fill your calendar.

someone jumping in the air, showing lags only mid-air.

On the move: Latest sector appointments

New Executive Director of QPAC starts this month, and several major arts organisations appoint new board chairs.

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