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How it is that the art world has become a menagerie, at the same time as questions are being asked about the ethics of using animals in other entertainment contexts?
The basic problem with the current 20th century arts funding model is that it remains producer- or artist-centric, rather than focusing on audiences and citizens. This makes it ripe for capture and lobbying.
Key stakeholders within the Indigenous art business give their tips on where to go and how to buy artworks ethically.
Reaction to the demise of Senator George Brandis as Minister for the Arts has been widely celebratory but will the new Minister Senator Mitch Fifield run different policies?
Senator Mitch Fifield gets the double whammy of Communications and Arts, and inherits a world of sorrow.
It can be awkward to ask for money you are worth but if you don't, there is a queue of event organisers ready to ask you to work just for 'exposure'.
Diversifying both audiences and the artist base can be helped by an effective disability action plan.
The fact that Australia does not have a National Arts Week is a glaring absence in our national calendar.
Only three of the 24 major events Victoria promoted this year were arts or entertainment. NSW does better but will the Government’s new Visit Victoria initiative change the balance?
Education’s hottest topic is STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) while the subjects that teach us human values are undervalued.
Behind cocktails and canapes there was a fiery exchange at the Helpmann Awards this week.
First it was blockbusters, then architecture-branded museums, now slides and merry-go-rounds. Is it possible to be too entertaining?
If nothing else, one good thing to come out of the artquake caused by the funding cuts in the last two Federal Budgets, is the coalescing of the arts sector into a formidable machine.
The power of arts advocacy in recent weeks has implications beyond arts funding for the entire civic narrative.
Four years after the devastating Tsunami, parts of Japan are still in recovery. An artist from Polyglot reflects on working with communities affected by the disaster.
Data shows that art lovers aren’t going to the same places where the money is. It's time funding began to respect the diversity of tastes found in Australian audiences, argues Marcus Westbury.
The aftershocks of Brandis' raid on the AusCo will have a serious impact on the future topography of the cultural landscape.
The National Program for Excellence in the Arts threatens to return us to the days when artists were punished with lost funding if the Government didn't like their politics.
Artists and galleries are increasingly requiring visitors to sign away their legal rights before visiting impactful interactive installations.
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