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Glastonbury: home away from spiritual home. Matt Crossick / PA Archive/Press Association Images

Save the planet – one festival at a time

Jump on the Glastonbury bus, bring your tent back home afterwards, and promote long term behaviour change.
It’s time to look back on a year of art and culture. Blake Danger Bentley. Melbourne street art

2015, the year that was: Arts + Culture

It's another year in Arts + Culture, so in case you missed it we've collected all the best coverage of screen, theatre, music, books and culture in one place.
Festivals can no longer focus solely on their recurring, physical events. AAP Image/Bella Ann Townes

Crowded house: how to keep festivals relevant in an oversaturated market

Festivals are a vibrant part of Australian culture but, as arts funding dries up, festival organisers will have to get creative if they want to survive. The recurring, physical event isn't enough.
Burning Man: inspiration for the first Google doodle. Jim Urquhart/Reuters

Why Burning Man is Silicon Valley

Focusing on the extravagances of a select few overlooks a broader affinity between the madness of Burning Man and the West Coast’s technocracy.
So cold it’s hot … The Winter Feast crowd fan the flames at Dark MOFO 2014. MONA/Rémi Chauvin Image Courtesy MONA Museum of Old and New Art,

Where the dark gets in: why Dark Mofo lightens a crowded calendar

We're not short on festivals in Australia, so new events need to make their presence felt. What's the secret of Dark Mofo, which is about to enjoy its third outing?
Thousands of people will throng Sydney’s streets for Vivid 2015, which opens this weekend.

Vivid Sydney: contemporary art – or just a bright night out?

Vivid Sydney draws larger crowds each year and when it opens this weekend, the streets will be packed. Are events like Vivid Sydney and Paris' Nuit Blanche artistically valuable – or just a lot of fun?
A still from the film Los Hongos, by Oscar Ruiz Navia, 2014. Images courtesy of the Human Rights Arts and Film Festival.

Film festivals have impact, sure, but we need to measure that

Showing the "impact" of arts and cultural events is ever more important. But defining and measuring that impact requires long-term tracking and customised tools.

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