Opinions & Analysis
‘Labor to deliver landmark cultural policy’ (eventually)
Should our next cultural policy acknowledge rising inequality, falling wages, and the erosion of the environment and democracy, Julian Meyrick…
Let’s make this election personal
With just a few days left until election day, Esther Anatolitis argues that it’s time to make our advocacy personal.
Opinion: Why the arts matter to the Greens
Artists-in-residence in schools, a minimum performance fee, and accessible arts education for all are among the Greens' arts policies.
How creative writing helps teens cope with COVID
Creative writing is therapeutic for teenagers, and also shows them new ways of supporting one another.
Your vote for who controls arts boards
Arts boards are being stacked with political appointments just when they need vision and diversity, argues George Dunford.
Artists to political candidates: ‘Inspire us’
Speaking at the recent Federal Arts and Culture Policy Forum, Esther Anatolitis called on our politicians to offer policies that…
Heartstopper is the queer TV show we need right now
As LGBTQIA+ people face renewed hostility, this sweetly affirming Netflix series celebrates young queer love with humour and warmth.
Finding gay panic in writing
When author Jonathan Butler started researching his ancestor’s sexuality, he soon encountered the thorny business of outing the dead.
Election looming, so where is the arts policy?
We don’t need to wait for political parties to release formal arts and cultural policies when their unwritten policies are…
Patricia Cornelius on urgency and risk
A call to arms and a caution issued by Patricia Cornelius at the recent Australian Playwrights’ Festival presented by Currency…