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The future of the sector relies on navigating existing challenges. Image: Shutterstock.
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The state of Indigenous art organisations in Gimuy/Cairns

The Indigenous art sector is facing a number of challenges, especially when skills development and skilled Indigenous personnel are at…

a group of young performing arts students clustered around a girl playing a flute.
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We need to have a conversation about young people these days

Don't underestimate the discipline, dedication and technical prowess of performing arts students enrolled in Australia's ARTS8 schools, says ANAM's General…

Sue Giles. Headshot of woman with short grey hair and black scoop neck top, she is smiling at the camera.
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Art: need and impact

The former Artistic Director of Polyglot Theatre shares her recent keynote to an alumni event at the Betty Amsden Foundation.

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Under a wet blanket: navigating the Australian arts ecosystem as First Nations artists

It's time that First Nations artists were allowed to be in the driver's seat and not confined to the passenger's.

‘Wirnan’. Photo: Glenn Iseger-Pilkington 2018.
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Cultural collaboration between remote Kimberley art centres

Through collaboration and shared resources, remote Kimberley art centres strengthen cultural practice and promote a unique identity.

Australian Circus Summit. Image is of a dark stage with some spot lighting and a band along the back wall. Centre stage is a man standing with four others running around him and one other person flat out and held aloft.
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The Moving State of Circus: opening keynote from the Australian Circus Summit

The keynote speech by Darcy Grant, Artistic Director of Gravity and Other Myths, presented last week at NICA’s Australian Circus…

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Arts organisations say they want to be ‘cultural leaders’ – but are they living up to their goals?

Should our leading arts companies take a stand more often?

Trans. Woman with green top and long brown hair sits in armchair looking at camera with hand under chin. Behind her are a pot plant and a lamp.
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Activists will tell you that trans roles should go to trans actors – I disagree

When a certain children's author is played by a trans performer and a trans character is played by a cis…

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How ‘mental health’ has been reimagined in the workplace

Good mental health in the arts won’t happen until we see people with lived experienced enabled and included as leaders…

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Slim pickings: the state of fatness on Australian stages

A new play in the Melbourne Fringe Festival aims to make the world a little bit fatter and little bit…

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