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Ermonela Jaho performs Opera Australia's production of <em>La Traviata</em> in 2017 (Image: AAP/Dan Himbrechts)

Arts companies are fighting to the death for crisis funds

The all-in brawl is being dubbed the 'arts hunger games'. Paradoxically, the only way to get ahead is to make sure you're on the brink of collapse.

Qantas CEO Alan Joyce (Image: AAP/Biance De Marchi)

Thousands of job cuts, Victoria calls in the troops, and some relief for the arts

Qantas will sack 6000 of its employees, as job losses are felt across the country. Plus more of the latest coronavirus news.

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How small is the government’s arts package? Very, very small

The government's arts assistance package, like its state equivalents, is trivial given the size of the industry and the catastrophe that has befallen it.

The Carriageworks arts precinct. (Image: AAP/Dan Himbrechts)

To save the arts we don’t need lobbyists, we need movie stars

Behind-the-scenes lobbying for the arts has been far less effective than using public figures to garner support. It's time for our stars to shine.

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How to fund the arts sector during a war on culture

Crikey readers consider how we could be funding the struggling arts sector, and let us know how they feel about the end of lockdown.

The Carriageworks arts precinct. (Image: AAP/Dan Himbrechts)

Carriageworks collapse is just the tip of the iceberg in virus-inspired arts crisis

Sydney's Carriageworks arts precinct has gone into voluntary administration, just one sign of the trouble facing the arts sector.

'Yabarra: Dreaming in Light' at the Adelaide Fringe Festival (Image: Adelaide Fringe)

Old ways, new thinking: Fringe reinvents the wheel to bring Dreamtime story to life

Yabarra: Dreaming in Light at the Adelaide Fringe is an experience 6000 years in the making, and the story of how it came together is just as fascinating.

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Our new national arts policy still offers nothing for the little guys

There's a growing resentment in the arts sector, and Australia’s cultural ministers just ensured it will continue growing for at least the next decade.

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Why are Australian writers going home empty-handed?

Another local literary prize has refused to award a winner. This can have a crushing effect on a tough winner-takes-all economy.

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How high can the body count go in Australian arts?

The arts sector is in the middle of a brutal tournament for small-to-medium funding. Under this government, there's no end in sight.

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