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Australia Council blunder makes life even harder for Aussie artists

Australia Council blunder makes life even harder for Aussie artists

A "human error" resulted in the release of Australia Council grants' applicants private information. Plus other tips from the week.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Who will take the top job at Australia Council? Plus, no prizes for guessing who Bari Weiss is taking out for drinks when she gets to Australia.

MYEFO shell game liberates $5.4 million from arts funding

MYEFO shell game liberates $5.4 million from arts funding

The federal government has sprung yet another surprise funding raid on the Australia Council, writes Ben Eltham.

Patrons object to Australia Council’s new Venice Biennale transparency measures

Patrons object to Australia Council’s new Venice Biennale transparency measures

Why are wealthy philanthropists upset about changes to Australia’s presence at the Venice Biennale? Maybe because they can no longer run their own show.

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.

Aussie arts sector to get a new think tank, but is that a good thing?

Aussie arts sector to get a new think tank, but is that a good thing?

An underground conference and a new think tank announcement from the top end of town show that Australian culture is starting to mobilise.

Free market fails Quadrant

Free market fails Quadrant

Quadrant has found the unregulated free market to be rather harsher than living off the government teat.

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.