Ben ElthamMay 23, 20166 Comments
The Australia Council budget cuts are even worse than they seem. And the worst is yet to come.
May 13, 20162 Comments
All arts companies, all artists and all audiences are the losers today as each is dependent on the other to build a creative nation -- and economy.
Myriam RobinMay 12, 20163 Comments
Arts journalists are feeling the pain from Fairfax's latest cost-cutting round.
Ben ElthamMay 12, 20162 Comments
The Catalyst funding scheme has blown out its budget in one big hit, giving money to large organisations (which is against its remit). Meanwhile smaller organisations wait for Australia Council grants to be announced.
May 11, 20166 Comments
“The use of gaming is in fact a technological extension of more than a century of recruiting techniques."
Ben ElthamMay 4, 20161 Comment
The significant level of austerity imposed on our cultural institutions was confirmed in last night's budget.
Josh TaylorMay 2, 20161 Comment
You want innovation, jobs and growth? The video games industry could be an easy win for newbie Treasurer Scott Morrison.
Ben ElthamApr 28, 20161 Comment
Artslink Queensland has gone into voluntary administration, leaving those artists and projects depending on the company in limbo.
Ben ElthamApr 18, 20161 Comment
When the National Program for Excellence in the Arts -- now Catalyst -- was announced, many feared it would become nothing more than pork barrelling for favoured projects. They were right.
Ben ElthamFeb 10, 2016
Arts industry figures have been gobsmacked at just how much money is being distributed to a commercial gallery.