After seven months of waiting for a support package, artists can finally apply for funding. But with ministerial sign-off, the guidelines don't instil hope.
Australian musicians make it work by balancing music and non-music jobs, self-employment, contracts, and a love for the art.
Concert halls may slowly be able to reopen – but difficulties will remain.
JobKeeper is designed for people with steady jobs. The arts don't work that way.
A number of measures from both state and federal goverments will offer support to Australia's arts industry.
The cancellation of cultural events will be devastating for artists and arts workers. A $186 million stimulus package could help stem the damage.
We care less about the arts when there is less to care about. The government of the day has backed Australian arts and culture into a corner and it must start telling its story better to survive.
Australia's three major summer festivals in Sydney, Perth and Adelaide give an interesting insight into how festival programming is changing – or not.
Among growing feelings of despair in the Australian arts sector, more than 700 leading artists and arts-workers have signed a petition calling for the Major Performing Arts framework to be abolished.