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? For our Victorian readers, clearly it was their State Budget. But other strong stories capturing readers’ eyes were an investigation into the shifting categories of art prizes like the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman, as well as new conversations around the connection between creatives and depression.

Victorian Budget 2023-24: what’s in it for the arts?
Live music, major cultural institutions and the digital games sector are among the beneficiaries of this week’s Victorian State Budget, although the Opposition is already criticising the figures.

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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