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‘Not just a whole lot of nice gigs’: life in arts bureaucracy

‘Not just a whole lot of nice gigs’: life in arts bureaucracy

What does an arts funding agency look like from the inside? Crikey chats with former deputy director-general of Arts Queensland Leigh Tabrett to find out.

Will the stars align for Queensland’s new arts bet?

Will the stars align for Queensland’s new arts bet?

Queensland's new Arts Minister has established a "superstar fund" to bring high-profile performing artists to the Sunshine State. But can she find a hit?

Qld budget: arts cuts will silence smaller shows

Qld budget: arts cuts will silence smaller shows

Arts Queensland's budget cuts will hit Queensland's artists and small cultural organisations hardest. They won't help minister Ros Bates' dire standing in the Queensland arts sector.

The minister, the speech and the troubled arts department

The minister, the speech and the troubled arts department

Queensland Arts Minister Ros Bates fired her top arts bureaucrat for a speech she plagiarised from Labor. But Bates was in the chamber when the speech she copied was first read out. Ben Eltham reports on the turmoil up north.