That champions of universal basic income think the lives of artists — or any workers — would flourish under UBI shows that they are out of touch with the wealth systems they are trying to disrupt.
The inaugural director of Australia’s new arts and culture think tank has her work cut out for her.
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.
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?
An underground conference and a new think tank announcement from the top end of town show that Australian culture is starting to mobilise.
Labor's arts policy is largely a repair job, but Shorten's passion for it harks back to the grander visions of Labor greats like Gough Whitlam.
The Australia Council budget cuts are even worse than they seem. And the worst is yet to come.
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.