This week’s arts news and trending topics

We break it – you read it. This week's top arts news stories.
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We take a look at the arts news that pushed to the top of the pile this week. From what’s streaming this month to new models of philanthropy and current literature trends – these were your top reads this week.

Castlemaine State Festival enters voluntary administration
After suffering heavy losses in 2023, the future of the long-running regional arts festival is currently unknown.

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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