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Visual arts sector overlooked in COVID relief support

The National Collecting Institutions Touring program has received $1M but the visual arts sector trails well behind performing arts and…

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A new ‘policy imaginary’ for Australian art and culture

Strengthening the arts in Australia means re-learning the language of public good, argue Tully Barnett, Julian Meyrick and Justin O’Connor.

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Advocacy that’s local, informed and connected: from research to action

In times of crisis, how can we use research for big picture change?

A still from the animated feature Cryptozoo, showing as part of MIFF
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MIFF: The six films to watch, according to programmer Kate Jinx

These picks from the 2021 Melbourne International Film Festival are worth your time, and more importantly, there are tickets available.…

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How museums could light up and display more of the world’s precious objects for longer

Emrah Baki Ulas explores how new advances in lighting technology can improve museum displays for visitors while also addressing preservation.

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Unpacking ableism and challenging excellence: why disability arts needs a platform, not a box

Undercover Artist Festival's Madeleine Little explains why we need to get rid of boxes completely.

Woman looks into pool pondering future. Sarah Walker Photography.
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Gutted by Government: new report shows fading optimism at a grand scale

Keeping Creative is a new report that pits state and federal government responses to COVID relief for the arts, against…

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Poetry with Bruce and Bunjil

Writer Paul Mitchell's understanding of spirituality changed when he was brought into a poetry workshop with Bruce Pascoe.

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Exit strategy: a new vision for art and culture?

A new policy vision for the arts is desperately needed, but treating the arts like any other industry is not…

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Risk-managing a pandemic? Ask an artist

As lockdowns and restrictions limit the arts across the country, Esther Anatolitis believes the arts sector might just have the…

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