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Brandis adviser reveals secret ‘tantalising details’ of new arts slush fund

A private discussion with a key adviser to George Brandis has confirmed the Arts Minister’s real reasons for shifting funding away from the Australia Council.

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Billions at stake as Brandis smashes the arts sector

Crikey has obtained a list of the 145 arts organisations that will be affected by George Brandis’ funding cuts. Whole sectors are in trouble, with possibly billions of dollars and hundreds of jobs at stake.

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The 145 arts companies gutted by Brandis’ swingeing cuts

These are the arts companies that will lose out as a result of Brandis’ Arts Council cuts.

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Major arts companies throw little guys under the bus after Brandis’ shake-up

In the wake of Arts Minister George Brandis’ audacious shake-up of arts funding, the cultural sector is on the brink of civil war.

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Hansard hints at Brandis’ motives for defunding Australia Council

Arts Minister George Brandis’ new funding program smells a lot like a power grab, writes former director of the Australia Council’s music board Richard Letts.

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Rundle: picking your own ‘winners’ is no way to fund the arts

After increasing ministerial oversight of arts funding, George Brandis now bears personal responsibility for every piece of terrible, biased and just plain dumb art that is commissioned.

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Art of the state: how govts sculpt your mind with fine propaganda

Historically, art and government propaganda have made for uncomfortable bedfellows. Nothing has changed, argues freelance writer James Rose.

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One gallery’s stranglehold on the Venice Biennale

Australian-born and Ireland-based artist John Kelly says our Venice Biennale art is all starting to look a bit familiar …

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Don’t ask, don’t tell: my year of non-disclosure agreements

After a string of literary rejections, Murray Middleton wins one of Australia’s most prestigious literary awards — and isn’t allowed to tell anybody about it.

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What the art world will lose with Aboriginal community closures

Tony Abbott says Australia needs to stop subsidising the “lifestyle choices” of remote indigenous communities. Art writer and critic Susan McCulloch looks at what that would mean for Aboriginal art.

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Wesley Enoch: artists, get over yourselves and embrace the corporate sponsor

An artist does not need to agree with a sponsor’s politics or methods to accept money for a work.

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That’s not what I meant! Beware the deceptive pull quote

What to do when “an extraordinary disappointment” in your review becomes “Extraordinary!” on the side of the theatre.

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Not dead yet! Skywhale artist says she will fly again

New ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr accidentally killed off Canberra’s famous Skywhale last week, but the artist behind the creation explains she’s not going anywhere.

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Idol away: why Guy Sebastian is our ticket to votes at Eurovision

A national TV talent contest turns out to be the perfect staging ground for Eurovision, so perhaps Australia is in with a chance.

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Take a chance on me: Guy Sebastian a Euro disappointment

With so many talented musicians who represent Australian culture, why have our SBS overlords chosen a mainstream pop singer to represent us in Eurovision? Freelance writer and musician Chris Endrey explores the issue.

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Razer: why you, yes YOU, should care about data retention

You’ve done nothing wrong, you say? Bollocks, says Helen Razer. George Brandis wants to throw you in jail.

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Rundle: the notorious Allen Jones, who shocked the unshockable

Allen Jones has gone from enfant terrible of the avant-garde to a bit of a historical footnote.

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Sheikh-ing it at Hobart’s MOFO

Syrian electro-pop star Omar Souleyman was just one of the highlights at this year’s MONA FOMA.

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Big Day Off: who killed Australia’s most famous music festival?

Why are young Australians shunning events like Big Day Out and instead flocking to multi-day music festivals out of the city? Crikey intern Mahalia Dobson explains.

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Razer: Abbott errs, Bishop shines in the war on pleather

Men can no longer escape the harsh judgement of our intensely visual age. So how well are the boys adjusting to the critical gaze women have endured for so long?

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The best-read politicians in Canberra, or how to spend $3000 on publications in just six months

Who spent the most on books and newspapers in Parliament House? Crikey reporter Myriam Robin and intern Mahalia Dobson investigate.

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Melbourne’s secret bohemian past laid bare

Two exhibitions showing in Melbourne over summer seem worlds apart, but both have much to say about our changing notions of culture and what constitutes celebrity, writes Melbourne-based crime writer and reviewer Andrew Nette.

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The 2014 Crikeys: Sydney Biennale and Sia get our arts gongs

What are the highlights and lowlights in arts and culture this year?

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Mike Carlton: the shoddy, anti-union fiction that won the PM’s top history award

Australia’s Secret War, which won the PM’s literary award for history, is a badly written, badly researched work of fiction, opines Mike Carlton, former ABC war correspondent and naval historian.

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