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Art with audiences, not art for audiences

Audiences used to be passive recipients of creativity. Now they are increasingly part of the creative process.

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The dismal future of creative arts education

Australia's best-known playwright attacks the squeeze on creative arts education.

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Too many festivals bad for local artists

Arts festivals make politicians feel good but they depress independent artists who don't fit the festival mode.

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Understanding health care with a paintbrush

Using painting as a research tool has enabled a new understanding of creativity in cancer support, pharmacy and Aboriginal health.

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Director responds to criticism of Parramasala

The artistic director of Parramasala denies criticism it has failed to connect with the local South Asian community.

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Not as Asian as it sounds

Lip service to Asian-Australia cultural links is not followed through at the South Asian Arts Festival.

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Visual artists' fees: what is the status of artists in Australia?

When it comes to visual artists' rights, how does Australia compare with other countries?

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The parlous state of Australian art music

Taxpayer funding of orchestras should be dependent on Australian content.

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Teaching scientists to respect the arts

The myth that science is superior to arts would end if all higher education courses included a creative component.

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Are documentaries art?

For the first time the Melbourne Festival is including film in its program and all the films are documentaries. It…

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