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Why is Tasmania the place to be in the arts?

Tiny Tasmania is the kid sister who is increasingly outshining her siblings in creative capital. We asked the Premier how…

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Why the arts struggle for Government funding

A senior arts bureaucrats explains the bizarre and paradoxical strategies public servants use to win government support for the arts.

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The art of dying well

‘Deathtalker’ Molly Carlisle has discovered the arts are the perfect vehicle for enabling her clients to have a ‘good death’.

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Why Study at TAFE when you could go to uni?

TAFE enrolments are suffering from competitive university courses and lost funding but a degree is not a substitute for vocational…

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Should the arts be colour blind?

For an Asian actor, the problem of stereotyping and cultural diversity isn’t solved by casting directors being colour blind.

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Use Deckchair Theatre closure to fund new Australian work

Playwrighting advocates argue the money that used to go to Freemantle's Deckchair Theatre should be applied to developing new Australian…

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Creating opportunities for regional youth

For city-raised musicians it can be a shock to discover the difficulties for young rural players.

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Why the Greens are an arts party

In the first arts play in the 2013 federal election campaign the Greens have announced a policy for a $10…

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How art changes lives

Becoming an artist can be a liberation, a catharsis, a source of meaning, life satisfaction or existential peace.

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Majors disappoint but indie film exports flourish

For the first time in years, no Australian film was released internationally by a major distributor last year. But there…

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