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20 year milestone shows independent theatre's struggle

An independent remount of a work first staged 20 years ago reveals struggles faced by artists since then.


Federal Government injects further $35M; Support Act relief extended to all performing arts

Additional funding for Support Act and the Sustainability Fund hopes to keep the live performance sector afloat.


Australian Performing Arts Exchange moves entirely online

The annual conference and arts market will now take place entirely online.


Changes made to Playing Australia cautiously welcomed

The Australia Council has reintroduced multi-year investments and streamlined the application process for the Regional Performing Arts Touring program.


Australian circus companies herald new beginnings

A national circus festival, a new circus centre in Brisbane, and a fellowship program for circus artists have all recently…

drag divas at the Darwin Festival

Darwin Festival turns up the heat in 2021

Darwin Festival celebrates First Nations voices, gives young people the microphone, showcases cross-cultural collaboration, and puts on a Top End…

Career Advice

So you want my arts job: Circus acrobat

If you enjoy flying through the air and have a well-developed sense of trust, working in a circus company might…


Melbourne Fringe receives $1M budget windfall as Sydney Fringe announces new initiatives

Fringe Festivals in Australia’s two largest cities are preparing for a return to physical presentation of work as they announce…

Opinions & Analysis

Arts sponsorship raises ethical questions

Can Perth have an ethical and sustainable Fringe Festival?


Circus Review: High Performance Packing Tape (Adelaide Festival)

Suspense and delight are always centre stage in this performance, demonstrating artistry that knows how to provoke its audience.

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