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L-R: Project Alchemy artist Sue Norman and Colleen Weir, collaborators on 'Nye River of Life'. Norman has short grey hair and she is holding up the cover of her book, featuring rows of different colours. Weir is speaking and gesturing towards the book. They are booth sitting down behind a table covered with black cloth.

Making space for collective healing through the regions

Rebus Theatre brought together 15 artists to embark on collective journeys to help heal bushfire-devastated communities.

Dragon dances at the NGV Lunar New Year Celebrations, taking place from 10 – 11 February at NGV International, Melbourne. Photo: Eugene Hyland. A peachy pink dragon puppet is held by dragon dancers inside the concrete walls of NGV’s Great Hall. They are surrounded by a big crowd of visitors.

2024 Lunar New Year events guide

A calendar of Australia-wide arts and cultural events to celebrate the Lunar New Year – Year of the Wood Dragon.

With One Voice choir members at the National Folk Festival 2023. Photo: With One Voice Australia. A group of choir members with diverse skin tones sitting and standing outside in front of a festival scenery with trees. A person is playing a guitar and another is conducting.

Community choir battling loneliness and isolation

People from all walks of life are encouraged to participate in local choirs to find their creative voice and improve…

AACHWA’s Our Business: Aboriginal Art Centre Forum, Jambinu (Geraldton), 2022. Photo: Dragonfly Media. A figure with their back turned to the viewer, wearing an orange shirt with the words ‘PROMOTE EMPOWER CONNECT’.

Art centres go above and beyond

The cross-sector benefits of community-controlled art centres.

Nadiah NfuZion, Dance Summer Camp 2017, Portugal. Photo: David Velez Photography. A large crowd of people gathering in front of an outdoor stage for an energetic dance class.

Bridging the diversity gap through art

A showcase of creatives who use their respective arts practices to enrich, uplift and educate.

Cessalee Stovall delivers a Stage A Change workshop at Darlinghurst Theatre Company. Photo: Amylia Harris. Stovall stands on the right hand side, speaking to a group of people who are sitting around tables. She is a woman with black curly hair tied up in a bun, brown skin, wearing a pink cardigan.

Perspectives on the concept, craft and currency of community engagement

Forward-thinking performing arts organisations are embracing community engagement in new and expansive ways.

‘FANGIRLS Residency and Response’. Photo: Herman Vewey. Stage dance performance with red lights and a dark background. Five dancers are doing energetic moves with their bodies on stage.

Australian-UK collaborations driving artistic exchange and innovation

The British Council’s Connections Through Culture Grant Programme 2023 will see four new projects take shape at the forefront of…

Still from Georgi Ivers' performance ‘You're So Brave’ (2022). During this part of the performance, Ivers is being attacked by voiceless enemies saying "your life must be so hard", "you're so brave" and "have you tried cutting out gluten?" in response to her symptoms. Photo: Minni Karamfiles.
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The case for flexible journalism

Negotiating voice, agency and interview practices for disabled and neurodiverse creatives.

Plushies at the centre of the ‘Constellations’ exhibition at Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre. Photo: Jennifer Leahy, SilverSalt Photography.

Constellations – creating community in Western Sydney

Engaging with the network of collectives that enrich and characterise Western Sydney's rich arts scene.

Artist impression, Vietnamese Museum Australia. Image: Architecture render by Konzepte Melbourne, Supplied. A terracotta-coloured architecture shaped like a round-edged square. Text on the building says 'Vietnamese Museum Australia'. People are seen outside the museum with trees in the foreground and background of a urban landscape.

Vietnamese museum pitches for new site to secure future

After an unresolved dispute on its original proposed location in Victoria's Footscray, the Vietnamese Museum Australia is now being considered…

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