When artists can’t survive in a place making the art they want to make, they leave for a place where they can.
Labor’s proposed boost to arts funding comes after a decade of declining public support. Funding isn't the only problem the sector faces.
NSW is reworking its arts policy to a neocon agenda.
As the dust begins to settle on Simon Crean's Creative Australia policy, most arts and cultural leaders have been overwhelmingly supportive of the new plan. But there are a few dissenting voices.
Get set: we might finally be about to have a genuine debate on arts policy. Ahead of the long-awaited release of Labor's National Cultural Policy, shadow minister George Brandis fires up to Crikey.
Worried about a career in the arts? It's not as bad as you may think. Journalists and printers may be on the scrap heap, but there are more artists employed than ever according to new data.
Australia is entering a "convergent media policy moment", according to academic Terry Flew. How will the various pieces of the cultural puzzle fit together on this difficult issue?
Tight state government revenues mean small-to-medium arts companies face an uncertain future. Is the golden age of funding coming to an end?
Arts Minister Simon Crean has released a discussion paper on the government's forthcoming National Cultural Policy. He speaks to Crikey about the competing agendas and the budget belt tightening.