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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It was a mixed bag of reads that caught people’s attention this week, from more must-see calendars for 2023 to investigating whether children’s festivals have a flow-on effect in schools.

Lunar New Year events guide 2023
Fluffy zodiacs at these arts festivals and events across Australia.

Do children’s festivals encourage better arts education in schools?
As DreamBIG Children’s Festival returns to thrill kids and families, we consider whether this impact can translate into the classroom.

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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