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Opinion: Why the arts matter to the Greens

Artists-in-residence in schools, a minimum performance fee, and accessible arts education for all are among the Greens' arts policies.


Why Australia needs a national Ministry for Culture

Australia needs to mature as a nation by taking its arts and culture seriously, writes Jo Caust.

Patricia Piccinini artwork for Rising Festival

The Big List: the visual arts in 2021

The visual arts settled into living with COVID in 2021, remained nimble, and delivered art experiences when most needed.


Labor articulates its guiding arts principles

Shadow Minister for the Arts Tony Burke outlines the principles that will guide him if Labor is elected in 2022.

Parliamentary inquiry gives us a plan for a plan

Julian Meyrick and Justin O'Connor analyse the recent release of the Parliamentary Inquiry into the arts.


Canberra aspires to be nation’s arts capital

The plan for the national capital to become the arts capital has been kicked off with a $10M budget boost.

Person in leopard-print pants holds a sign saying Save the arts

Making an arts advocacy plan

With the next federal election likely for the first quarter of 2022, arts organisations are gearing up for big impact.


MEAA accuses government of misrepresenting funding

The Federal Arts Minister says government has provided more than $10 billion in COVID relief to the creative and cultural…

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A new ‘policy imaginary’ for Australian art and culture

Strengthening the arts in Australia means re-learning the language of public good, argue Tully Barnett, Julian Meyrick and Justin O’Connor.


New report calls for ‘public-led reboot’ to save arts sector after COVID

After decades of destructive government policy, our approach must be radically rethought if the sector is to thrive post-pandemic, the…

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