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Facing the wasteland of Australian arts

Facing the wasteland of Australian arts

When artists can’t survive in a place making the art they want to make, they leave for a place where they can. 

Finally, some decent arts policy! But who actually cares?

Finally, some decent arts policy! But who actually cares?

Labor’s proposed boost to arts funding comes after a decade of declining public support. Funding isn't the only problem the sector faces.

Labor shoots for the glory days of arts policy

Labor shoots for the glory days of arts policy

Art is ultimately about symbolism, and Labor delivered it in spades this weekend.

NSW’s neocon arts policy the (fried) elephant in the room

NSW’s neocon arts policy the (fried) elephant in the room

NSW is reworking its arts policy to a neocon agenda.

Arts funding winners grin, but some criticism for Crean report

Arts funding winners grin, but some criticism for Crean report

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.

Labor are ‘philistines’ on arts: Brandis ignites policy debate

Labor are ‘philistines’ on arts: Brandis ignites policy debate

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.

Creative jobs: maybe that arts degree isn’t so useless after all

Creative jobs: maybe that arts degree isn’t so useless after all

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.

Media, cultural policy: pieces of the puzzle not in place

Media, cultural policy: pieces of the puzzle not in place

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?

How government austerity is squeezing smaller arts groups

How government austerity is squeezing smaller arts groups

Tight state government revenues mean small-to-medium arts companies face an uncertain future. Is the golden age of funding coming to an end?

A political arts discussion with broad strokes

A political arts discussion with broad strokes

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.