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Opinions & Analysis

Election looming, so where is the arts policy?

We don’t need to wait for political parties to release formal arts and cultural policies when their unwritten policies are…

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Patricia Cornelius on urgency and risk

A call to arms and a caution issued by Patricia Cornelius at the recent Australian Playwrights’ Festival presented by Currency…

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How art connects the two most distant but closest nations on Earth

Helen Salmon, Director of British Council Australia, reflects on the role of art in uniting our two nations.

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Why RISE fund marks important sector moment

Big hART’s CEO and Creative Director Scott Rankin says RISE shows us it’s time to fund the arts with greater…

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No, the Federal Government didn’t spend $4 billion on COVID arts support

Recent claims by A New Approach relied on exaggerated government data, writes academic Ben Eltham.

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Now is not the time to cut corners on state arts funding

Victoria's Shadow Minister for the Arts and Creative Industries, David Davis MP, responds to a recent opinion piece by Minister…

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Features

Uncertain future for Cockatoo Island

Will the bureaucratic 'swings and roundabouts' determining Cockatoo Island's use be a boon or a bust for the arts?

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Centring access and inclusion at the fringes

Fringe festivals internationally and locally are showing us what an accessible future could look like.

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Embracing risk aids good governance: advice for Boards and arts workers

Recent conversations about Boards suggest we all have things to learn when it comes to leading the companies we love.

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Unpacking ableism and challenging excellence: why disability arts needs a platform, not a box

Undercover Artist Festival's Madeleine Little explains why we need to get rid of boxes completely.