The arts news you may have missed

From a breakdown of the Federal Budget to the latest international and Australian programs, here are the arts news that will put you ahead of the game this week.

We’ve condensed our weekly column ‘ICYMI: The week’s arts news’ for easier reading, with a recap of the hottest headlines, announcements and arts news that shaped the zeitgeist this past week.

Temporary measures, uncertain future: Budget 2022-23

Writer and arts advocate Esther Anatolitis breaks down the Federal Budget 2022-23, released earlier this week. Anatolitis wrote: ‘At a time when strengthening the confidence of our most creative people is crucial to Australia’s future, we’d expect a pre-election budget to be filled with visionary commitments. Instead, the arts narrative in last night’s Federal Budget 2022-23 is of decreases – a narrative we need to work hard to piece together among the various Budget Papers, Ministerial and Portfolio Budget Statements.‘

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Celina Lei is an arts writer and editor at ArtsHub. She acquired her M.A in Art, Law and Business in New York with a B.A. in Art History and Philosophy from the University of Melbourne. She has previously worked across global art hubs in Beijing, Hong Kong and New York in both the commercial art sector and art criticism. She took part in drafting NAVA’s revised Code of Practice - Art Fairs and was the project manager of ArtsHub’s diverse writers initiative, Amplify Collective. Celina is based in Naarm/Melbourne.