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Jacinda Ardern on why the arts need to be universally accessible

New Zealand's Prime Minister and Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage says art should be for the many, not the…


Freeing the arts from the yoke of neoliberalism

A pervasive ideology has encouraged us to see individuals, not a society; to think of competition as natural and emphasise…


Learning from our art mistakes

We learn by failing, but rarely talk about it. Here, artists and arts workers from diverse sectors reflect on what…


Creative State one year on

One year since the Victorian Government announced an extra $115 million in cultural investment, what has the program achieved, and…

Opinions & Analysis

Catalyst aftermath: the devil is in the detail

The sector is right to celebrate the demise of Catalyst and the return of money to the Australia Council. But…

Opinions & Analysis

How the war was won by the arts lobby

There are important lessons to be learned from the 22-month campaign that culminated this week in the end of Catalyst…


Catalyst funds returned to Australia Council

Approximately $61 million in uncommitted funding over four years will be returned to the Australia Council, the final nail in…


Why your brain wants you knitting

Albert Einstein, Julia Gillard, Eleanor Roosevelt and Christopher Walken all knitted. Maybe that's why they were more successful than you.

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Nightmare chairs and how to survive them

The chairs who run arts boards are usually corporate successes and often rich and powerful. But that doesn't necessarily mean…


$10 an hour: harsh realities before Senate Inquiry

The Senate hearing on arts funding in Hobart was told the arts sector in Tasmania is close to collapse.

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