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Festival of Dangerous Ideas return to Carriageworks. Photo: Courtesy of FODI. A chaotic stage with a person wearing an earth globe on its head and the signs ‘it doesn’t have to be THE END’.

Can a festival provoke for all the best reasons?

At the Festival of Dangerous Ideas, nothing seems to be off the table – from a meditation on genocide to…

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5 tips to launch your book

The end road to publication is here, so now it's time to plan a party for your book's first public…

Asian woman on lounge reading from laptop computer and wearing light blue sweater. Arts news.

This week's arts news and trending topics

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

A bearded man with a green top and brown jacket is standing next to a woman with glasses and short curly hair. There is a book case behind them. They are both smiling.

Creativity boost as university partners with Island magazine  

A new collaboration will see benefits flow to writing students.

Darling Portrait Prize 2024 Art Handlers' Award winner, Nena Salobir, 'Self Portrait on Washcloth', 2024. Image: Supplied. The residue of makeup such as mascara and lipstick made an imprint on a white washcloth.

Opportunities and awards

Entries open for digital literary award, plus winners of Art Handlers' Awards at the National Portrait Gallery and Creative Australia…

A town hall event will audience and colourful lighting in room. City of Sydney.

What a $20 million lifeline for Sydney’s cultural life buys

‘Our creative workforce increasingly can’t afford to live or work here,’ Clover Moore, Lord Mayor. ArtsHub look at the City…

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5 tips for finding a literary agent

So you have your manuscript ready, but how do you go about finding an agent to represent you?

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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.

A collection of five picture books that cover flora and fauna themes.

Nature as muse in children's literature: 2024 award shortlists

Discover the writers and illustrators nominated for the Environmental and Karajia Awards for Children's Literature.

A panel of three photos. An Indigenous woman in a black jacket looking over her shoulder, an Asian man in a black shirt, white t-shirt and glasses and an Asian woman wearing a maroon top.

Literary orgs partner to present new festival

The inaugural Liminal Festival will take place in August at the Wheeler Centre, offering both in-person and online events.

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