Scroll to top
Topic: arts
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg (Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

Frydenberg’s billion-dollar warning

Good morning, early birds. Treasurer Josh Frydenberg warns Australians stand to lose billions if states are forced to resume shutdowns, and in Blighty, PM Boris Johnson wants everyone back to work quick smart. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Eddie Obeid

Virus Watch: Obeid trial delayed, airlines falling, and is it curtains for the arts?

Economists are facing down more fears of a recession (or worse) and the arts sector struggles. Here's what you need to know.

Communications and Arts Minister Paul Fletcher (Image: AAP/Alex Murray)

Is this curtains for the arts in the Australian government? Not quite.

The reshuffling of the bureaucratic deckchairs doesn’t really mean the end of the Arts ministry. But that doesn't mean we shouldn't be worried.

(Image: Getty)

How high can the body count go in Australian arts?

The arts sector is in the middle of a brutal tournament for small-to-medium funding. Under this government, there's no end in sight.

(Image: Getty/Evgeny Sergeev)

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. 

(Image: Getty/

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.

Chloe Shorten and Bill Shorten at the launch of Labor's national cultural policy (Image: AAP/Lukas Coch)

Labor shoots for the glory days of arts policy

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

Sydney Dance Company (Image: AAP/Dan Himbrechts)

Is there a future for arts journalism?

As column space shrinks, art journals close and writer fees go down, many are wondering what we will lose if arts journalism disappears.

Can an actual artist afford to go to the Melbourne Festival?

Most artists earn below the minimum wage for their art. So how are they going to be able to afford a $700 Melbourne Festival ticket?

Fifield’s diary reveals mad scramble to fix Brandis’ arts cock-up

Communications and Arts Minister Mitch Fifield spent the first few months in the job repairing much of the damage his predecessor had on the arts.