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A heritage-listed former warehouse that is now an arts centre. The photo shows the sandstone which makes up the building, several windows, and a sign reading 'Salamanca Arts Centre' above the main entrance.

Salamanca Arts Centre campaigns for Tasmanian Icon status

Home to many artists and arts organisations, Hobart's heritage-listed Salamanca Arts Centre has not received recurrent government funding for over…

DAAR’s Concrete Tent for the Sharjah Architecture Triennial 2023, curated by Tosin, who will be delivering a keynote for Melbourne Design Week 2024. Photo: Edmund Sumner. A large tent structure in a desert environment at night with people sitting on tapestry , hanging out.

5 program highlights of Melbourne Design Week 2024

Melbourne Design Week 2024 will run across 23 May to 2 June with over 300 events – here are some…


Youth art front and centre at the 2024 KickstART Festival

The 2034 KickstART Festival is made for and by young artists.

A group of young women are standing outside under strings of lights holding books and talking. Sydney Writers' Festival.

Crossing boundaries and building bridges at Sydney Writers’ Festival 2024

The annual event returns looking to celebrate community and take its audience away from their everyday lives.

Work from the series 'Cocoon' by Terence Lin, selected for the MAPh 'TOPShots 2024' exhibition. Image: Supplied. A digitally manipulated photographic work featuring a close lineup of oval portraits of Asian youths smiling with their eyes closed and wearing red bow ties with a white shirt. The portraits populate a red background.

Opportunities and awards

Australia's biggest open studios event calls for registrations, plus portraits and landscapes taking out wins and Tasmanian Theatre Awards announced.

Photo: Margarida Afonso, Unsplash. Spools of colourful yarn stacked together with a pair of knitting needles.

Australia's capital gearing up for fibre enthusiasts

Canberra welcomes visitors from around the country to the inaugural Australian Yarn Show (23-24 March) and the Canberra Wool Expo…

La Mama. Image is an empty performance space in an old adapted courthouse.

La Mama to pause public performances in 2025 after unsuccessful funding bid

Caitlin Dullard, CEO and Director, has released an update on La Mama's plans for the future.

Light installation with blue tones and people interacting. Vivid Sydney.

Vivid Sydney spotlights humanity for 2024 Festival

Activities to help you plan your Vivid Sydney itinerary this year.

An overhead shot of a large group of couples dancing together.

On the move: latest arts sector appointments

Our weekly round-up of comings and goings in the cultural sector.

LPA's proposed Live Theatre Tax Offset would support the presentation of works like 'Groundhog Day the Musical', which is now playing at Melbourne's Princess Theatre, Photo: Visit Victoria. Photo of the cast performing in ‘Groundhog Day’ musical. At the centre is a character with brown skin, long curly brown hair who appears to be singing.

Tax incentives will boost Australian theatre investment, says LPA

A similar UK scheme has been described as a 'lifeline' for theatre productions post-COVID.

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