This week’s arts news and trending topics

What's in the headlines and what people are talking about in the arts this week.
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What caught our readers’ attention this past week – clearly it was the Budget. But other strong stories capturing readers were the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman winners, as well as new conversations around the connection between creatives and depression.

Budget 2023-24: What’s in it for the arts?
Nearly $960 million is being directed towards Australia’s cultural sector, including support for arts education and training, and the screen sector.

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina