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A UBI would help artists about as much as it would help precarious workers

A UBI would help artists about as much as it would help precarious workers

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.

In conversation with new arts think tank program director Kate Fielding

In conversation with new arts think tank program director Kate Fielding

The inaugural director of Australia’s new arts and culture think tank has her work cut out for her.

MYEFO shell game liberates $5.4 million from arts funding

MYEFO shell game liberates $5.4 million from arts funding

The federal government has sprung yet another surprise funding raid on the Australia Council, writes Ben Eltham.

Patrons object to Australia Council’s new Venice Biennale transparency measures

Patrons object to Australia Council’s new Venice Biennale transparency measures

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.

Arts sector pulls out the big guns to fight the culture war

Arts sector pulls out the big guns to fight the culture war

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?

Aussie arts sector to get a new think tank, but is that a good thing?

Aussie arts sector to get a new think tank, but is that a good thing?

An underground conference and a new think tank announcement from the top end of town show that Australian culture is starting to mobilise.

George Brandis and the struggle for competence

George Brandis and the struggle for competence

As Attorney-General, George Brandis has presided over a long series of bungles.

Labor’s arts policy brings passion, vision to election — finally

Labor’s arts policy brings passion, vision to election — finally

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.

‘Devastating’ OzCo grants just the tip of the iceberg

‘Devastating’ OzCo grants just the tip of the iceberg

The Australia Council budget cuts are even worse than they seem. And the worst is yet to come.

Full list of casualties from Brandis’ arts bloodbath revealed

Full list of casualties from Brandis’ arts bloodbath revealed

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.