For a long time, arts organisations retained staff attracted to the ‘romance of being creative’. That’s no longer enough.
Arts Minister Tony Burke says the government is waiting for its new cultural policy. But artists are struggling now.
Breathing new life into a decade-old national cultural policy is a useful beginning. What is required now is an in-depth gestation period to position culture as a public good for the nation.
Our new research casts a harsh light on the realities of working in film and television.
After holding the shadow portfolios, it is expected Tony Burke will be sworn in as minister for the arts and minister for industrial relations.
With plans to trial a universal basic income for artists and push streaming platforms to invest in local content, The Greens have a big-picture blueprint for cultural policy.
We asked five experts to analyse and grade the Coalition and ALP arts and cultural policies.
Cultural policy has scarcely featured in the 2022 campaign – when Whitlam campaigned in 1972, the arts were centre stage.
A new scheme in the Republic of Ireland provides a compelling model for supporting Australian artists.
With the tapering down of COVID stimulus measures, many of Australia’s cultural institutions are facing cuts – but Australia Council funding remains steady.
The pandemic has been a wake-up call: we need to properly acknowledge and support Australia’s cultural wealth.
Thinktank A New Approach claims the federal government spent more than $4 billion supporting the arts and culture in 2020 alone. Sadly for the arts, the figure is too good to be true.
Artists are some of the poorest people in our community, and yet are prepared to forgo their limited income to support fellow artists from other countries – in this case Palestine.
Problems limiting the growth of the sector aren’t self-inflicted. They’re firmly rooted in the country’s development agenda.
Low incomes, unpaid work and excessive workloads: Australian artists are facing a crisis.
A new report outlining a national plan for the arts barely mentions two of our most important institutions: the ABC and the Australia Council.
City centres have been hit hard by lockdown measures - but can artists and entrepreneurs really breathe life into the space?
Two reports — from think tank A New Approach and ex-Grattan Institute director John Daley — say Australian art and culture hasn’t advocated for itself effectively. But we need to try something new.
The government needs to address the whole ecosystem of the arts, increasing funding to the Australia Council so individual artists and small organisations get adequate support.
The 2021 Federal Budget should be used as an opportunity to invest in ideas: in arts, culture, universities, the ABC, and First Nations Australians.