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Controversy over $20,000 grant for metal band

3AW shock-jock has questioned the artistic merit of death metal, after band OUROBOROS received $20,000 from the Australia Council to…

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Short film Cockatoo selected for esteemed festival

The Australian flickerfest winner, Cockatoo has been announced as a participating feature of the prestigious North American festival, CFC Worldwide…

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Maiden. Monarch. Superfreak. The Queen's in town

Monarch. Maiden. Superfreak. She makes lady Godiva look like a saint, but then again it’s not easy being a Queen

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Destroying art for art’s sake

Chinese contemporary artist Ai Weiwei has had his work smashed by another artist without his permission but he has no…

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Pay TV to sponsor Zanzibar Film Festival

An East African pay TV broadcaster has announced their sponsorship of the Zanzibar International Film Festival.

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Arts Minister appoints top spots

Arts Minister Simon Crean has announced new posts to Australia’s national cultural institutions.

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Jean-Hubert Martin

Former director of the Centre Georges Pompidou, Jean-Hubert Martin is the curator behind Theatre of the World.

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Facing off with Richard Tognetti

So what does the Australian Chamber Orchestra’s charismatic leader really think about music, orchestras, politics and the meaning of it…

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No tragedies in Opera Australia’s annual report

The opera powerhouse gets back in the black in 2011.

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Melba to lose all its government funding

The well-endowed Melbourne label, a champion of local artists, was the envy of the Australian record industry... until the Australia…

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