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How do you fix the arts sector? Tony Burke has some ideas

How do you fix the arts sector? Tony Burke has some ideas

Labor’s Tony Burke has a surprisingly big vision for the arts, but can he back it up? Crikey sat down with him to find out.

One year after OzCo bloodbath, how are arts groups surviving?

One year after OzCo bloodbath, how are arts groups surviving?

The Australia Council had to turn away more than 100 arts organisations last year, after the federal government slashed OzCo's funding. How have those groups managed to survive the year? Crikey intern Kanika Sood finds out.

Another $9m secretly slashed from Australia Council

Another $9m secretly slashed from Australia Council

The government has taken another $9.2 million from the Australia Council, without any notice. The council decided at a board meeting to draw down $10 million from its own reserves.

Fifield fronts frosty arts debate with no policy

Fifield fronts frosty arts debate with no policy

Mitch Fifield has no arts policies, but hey, the sector came together in the wake of his own government's cuts.

Totally coincidentally, noisy critics of arts cuts miss out on funding

Totally coincidentally, noisy critics of arts cuts miss out on funding

The Australia Council’s funding cuts have hit grassroots organisations representing artists, particularly hard.

Rundle: how (and dear god, why) we should save Quadrant

Rundle: how (and dear god, why) we should save Quadrant

Quadrant was screwed over in Australia Council (or Catalyst) funding. The Victorian government can help.

Catalyst funding blows out by $12m as OzCo applicants sweat

Catalyst funding blows out by $12m as OzCo applicants sweat

The Catalyst funding scheme has blown out its budget in one big hit, giving money to large organisations (which is against its remit). Meanwhile smaller organisations wait for Australia Council grants to be announced.

Arts sector’s worst nightmare comes true with Catalyst a smokescreen for pork

Arts sector’s worst nightmare comes true with Catalyst a smokescreen for pork

When the National Program for Excellence in the Arts -- now Catalyst -- was announced, many feared it would become nothing more than pork barrelling for favoured projects. They were right.

The curious case of the missing $8 million: OzCo and Arts at loggerheads

The curious case of the missing $8 million: OzCo and Arts at loggerheads

The top bureaucrat in the Arts Ministry and the boss of the Australia Council are at odds over Mitch Fifields’s Catalyst program. Who’s right?

Big companies tour more, do they? George bungles the arts again

Big companies tour more, do they? George bungles the arts again

It makes sense to fund major arts companies and not small ones because the large ones do most of the touring, says Arts Minister George Brandis. Except that is blatantly false. Crikey arts writer Ben Eltham and Crikey intern Joely Mitchell crunch the numbers.