Annual music industry talk-fest Big-Sound is wrapping up, and the talk was of local content requirements for commercial radio, plus what the Abbott government will (or won't) do to help the domestic music industry.
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.
Former Victorian ALP arts minister Mary Delahunty reflects on how hard it is to get money out of Treasury boffins for the arts, and provides a few pointers to would-be arts ministers.
The federal government's National Cultural Policy, released today, is a big win for the arts generally -- it's got new money and plenty of policy reform. But there are losers.
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.
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.
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?
Community arts and cultural development is in transition. There might be a lack of policy direction, but grassroots organisations are getting on with the business of creating.
Angus James and Gabrielle Trainor's review of the Australia Council is a bold yet sensible reform blueprint for an organisation that badly needs reform. But can it really be implemented?
The federal government's decision to delay the National Cultural Policy is disappointing. But it is also an opportunity to deliver a better, broader policy.