November 17, 2017 4 Comments
Things are looking up for the Australian screen industry, writes Ben Eltham. So why is everyone so nervous?
November 2, 2017 1 Comment
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 Comments
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 Comments
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 Comments
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 Comments
Literary journal ABR advertised for a ‘gender fellowship’. But when the applications came in, none were deemed good enough.
February 10, 2017 4 Comments
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 Comments
The problem with the "uni students are failing to graduate!" narrative is that it is a massive beat-up.
December 9, 2016 2 Comments
An underground conference and a new think tank announcement from the top end of town show that Australian culture is starting to mobilise.
October 26, 2016 6 Comments
The government wants to bail out Australia's large opera companies. But small-to-medium companies suffering under funding cuts are not happy.