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This week's arts news and trending topics

We break it – you read it. This week's top arts news stories.

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Opportunities and awards

Creative Arts Fellowship open for entries, NSW grants available, and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Class Clowns winner!

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The rise of global arts precincts

Melbourne Arts Precinct was presented to global audiences, alongside four other significant developments, at the Hong Kong International Cultural Summit.

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New philanthropy models bringing in much needed funding

Which new philanthropic arts initiatives are making high-value contributions to independent arts projects?


Mapping uncharted waters: getting to grips with AI in the creative industries

Presented by AFTRS, the 2024 Digital Futures Summit: AI and the Creative Horizon is a free online forum exploring the…

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Opportunities and awards

Call-outs aplenty, plus winners of the Indie Book Awards, and more!

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Learning to play well: Sydney Opera House Play Award

With a prize worth $10,000, Sydney Opera House’s new Award is more than child’s play.

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On the move: latest arts sector appointments

A state gallery director steps down, arts precinct welcomes new CEO, and more arts sector comings and goings.

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4 things arts managers are noticing in their best workers right now

ArtsHub surveyed a range of arts managers to find out what their top workers are bringing to the table right…

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The Artist's Way Week 4: Recovering a sense of integrity

A new sense of awareness and clarity emerges as we look in the mirror of Morning Pages and take ourselves…

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