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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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The Indigenous Literacy Foundation wins the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2024 

The Indigenous, Community-led organisation wins the largest award of its kind in the world.

Rikki Milera-Wilson and Amber Ahang. Photo: James Cubillo. Two dancers rehearsing inside a light filled room.
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Opportunities and awards

Art award for youths, major commission opportunities, plus winners of WA Multicultural Awards and nominees of 2024 Queensland Music Awards.

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Australian teen literary habits revealed by new Deakin University research

Deakin University surveyed high school students to understand reading habits and preferences among teenagers, with the goal of increasing teen…

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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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2024 Stella Prize shortlist announcement

Small press publishing houses dominate the shortlist of this year's Stella Prize.

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Live Literature in Australia report

New research about the live events that bring authors and illustrators to the community has been released.

A middle-aged woan with dark neck length wavy hair and dark rimmed glasses wears a dark shirt and jacket, smiles at the camera and holds a book. She is standing in a room with more books on a ledge next to her. Opportunities and awards.
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Opportunities and awards

Call-outs aplenty, plus winners of the Indie Book Awards, and more!

Speakers at Brisbane Writers Festival 2023. Photo: Markus Ravik. Five people sitting on stage with an animated projection behind them. The person in the centre is holding her hands up, with the man on the left gesturing towards her. The rest of the speakers are laughing.
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Two writers' festivals reveal their 2024 programs

From politics to poetry, sports to sovereignty, Melbourne Writers Festival and Brisbane Writers Festival reveal their 2024 programs.

'The Crocodile' presented by Spinning Plates Co. in association with fortyfivedownstairs, nominated for the Green Room Awards. Photo: Jack Dixon-Gunn. A person dressed in a monochrome costume and face paint holding a staff and the globus curciger standing on stage. Two performers are in the background, with expressions of joy. The set is washed in a green light.
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Opportunities and awards

Environmental Music Prize open for entries, plus winners of Creative Engine grants, finalists of 41st Green Room Awards, and more!

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