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The arts news you may have missed this week

All you need to know about the arts this week, from the headlines to program announcements, and the reviews everyone…


25 new galleries and theatres opening in 2022

Despite delays and persistent pandemic knock backs, new galleries and theatres opening in 2022 assure sector optimism.

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Live arts insurance scheme urgently needed

As Omicron hinders long awaited performing arts rebounds, the need for a Federal live arts insurance scheme intensifies.


Mental health issues surge for performing artists

Research from Edith Cowan University shows 63.5% of Australia’s performing artists reported worsening mental health due to COVID.


Omicron shortages create 'new precariousness' for performing arts

Short supplies of RATs and workers under pressure are part of the new normal for theatre and musical productions.


Taking a creative journey with Sondheim

Stephen Sondheim showed me the beauty, terror and exquisite pain of being alive, writes Sonya Suares.


Theatres opened, threatened and revealed

As one theatre reopens, others are under threat. Elsewhere, plans for the country’s biggest regional arts centre are revealed.

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Puppet theatre knows no bounds

The efforts of WA's Spare Parts Puppet Theatre over four decades proves the powerful contribution small to medium companies make…

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Reopening Sydney theatre COVID-safely

Hamilton and Come From Away are reopening in Sydney as part of NSW’s roadmap back from COVID. What can audiences…

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Young people give most to arts sector – but is it giving back?

The most active contributors to the arts are sometimes the most unseen when it comes to funding and support.

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