Ben ElthamFeb 24, 20167 Comments
Proponents of the lockout laws say they are keeping Sydneysiders safe. Opponents say they are killing a vital part of Australia's cultural scene. Unfortunately they are both right.
Ben ElthamFeb 10, 2016
Arts industry figures have been gobsmacked at just how much money is being distributed to a commercial gallery.
Ben ElthamFeb 4, 20164 Comments
The University of Sydney has reduced the number of positions on its governing board. Is this a worrying trend of less democracy in education?
Ben ElthamJan 22, 20167 Comments
The top bureaucrat in the Arts Ministry and the boss of the Australia Council are at odds over Mitch Fifields’s Catalyst program. Who’s right?
Ben ElthamDec 22, 20153 Comments
Numerous bad investment decisions ran Soundwave into the ground.
Ben ElthamDec 16, 20156 Comments
Arts copped a beating under Abbott, and Turnbull has continued that recent tradition.
Ben ElthamDec 3, 20153 Comments
The Senate’s report into the Coalition’s arts funding changes is scathing about George Brandis and Mitch Fifield.
Ben ElthamNov 20, 20154 Comments
Hated George Brandis' National Program for Excellence in the Arts? Mitch Fifield's "Catalyst" program is not much better ...
Ben ElthamNov 6, 201511 Comments
Crikey can reveal conservative Senator Ian Macdonald asked an Australia Council critic (and former Family First candidate) to address the Senate arts inquiry.