February 23, 2018
The inaugural director of Australia’s new arts and culture think tank has her work cut out for her.
December 19, 2017 3
The federal government has sprung yet another surprise funding raid on the Australia Council, writes Ben Eltham.
November 17, 2017 4
Things are looking up for the Australian screen industry, writes Ben Eltham. So why is everyone so nervous?
November 2, 2017 1
Why are wealthy philanthropists upset about changes to Australia’s presence at the Venice Biennale? Maybe because they can no longer run their own show.
November 1, 2017 3
The Commonwealth Bank’s Ian Narev may not be too popular with regulators or investors, writes Ben Eltham. But Narev retains the confidence of one key group: board members of the Sydney Theatre Company.
September 6, 2017 2
A new arts lobby group will crunch cultural spending by federal electorate, and use focus groups to hone a pro-culture message, reports Ben Eltham. But will it work?
August 1, 2017 2
Most artists earn below the minimum wage for their art. So how are they going to be able to afford a $700 Melbourne Festival ticket?
March 10, 2017 3
Literary journal ABR advertised for a ‘gender fellowship’. But when the applications came in, none were deemed good enough.
February 10, 2017 4
The government has taken another $9.2 million from the Australia Council, without any notice. The council decided at a board meeting to draw down $10 million from its own reserves.
January 20, 2017 11
The problem with the "uni students are failing to graduate!" narrative is that it is a massive beat-up.