Scroll to top
Topic: National Program for Excellence in the Arts

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.

The real reason George Brandis took so much money out of the arts

Why did George Brandis conduct the 2015 Excellence Raid? There is one very simple reason.

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.

‘Devastating’ OzCo grants just the tip of the iceberg

The Australia Council budget cuts are even worse than they seem. And the worst is yet to come.

Full list of casualties from Brandis’ arts bloodbath revealed

All arts companies, all artists and all audiences are the losers today as each is dependent on the other to build a creative nation -- and economy.

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.

The mystery of the missing coin

A rare and precious part of Australia's art history was handed to a Turnbull staffer at a public event. Then the coin disappeared. Then the staffer did the same.

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?

Fifield’s changes to Brandis’ ‘Excellence’ fund gilding a turd, says Senate

The Senate’s report into the Coalition’s arts funding changes is scathing about George Brandis and Mitch Fifield.

‘A bloodbath’: excellence is out, innovation is in, arts are still screwed

Hated George Brandis' National Program for Excellence in the Arts? Mitch Fifield's "Catalyst" program is not much better ...

Page 1 of 2
There are 18 articles in National Program for Excellence in the Arts