Investment in the arts is also an investment in economic growth, health and well-being – but arts practitioners won't be holding their breath at budget time.
Some hard decisions need to be made if we are to get better value-for-money performing arts funding from central and local government.
If you look at the reasons people buy art, almost none of them have to do with the physical work.
Taking part in creative activities with little ones can help bolster their communication, build their sense of self and even improve their health and wellbeing.
Opening traditional theatres and smaller venues may not be physically or financially viable. But with winter coming and the arts industry floundering, something needs to be done.
The government has announced a 'rescue package' for the arts sector. But it must make sure that the funds are allocated fairly.
Few of those in the K-pop industry have donated or even spoken out in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Dark tourism can help shine a commemorative light on the pandemic that has gripped society.
Travel somewhere new from lockdown.
New grants to aid the arts and culture sector are welcome. But as we look for distraction and meaning in isolation, a bigger correction is needed to how the government values Australian creativity.
The 22nd Biennale of Sydney is testament to the capacity of art and exhibitions to move beyond reflection to lead dialogue, especially at times of crisis and cancellations.
The government must respect the arm's-length principle which ensures institutions like the British Museum are independent from government control.
Trade in cultural goods and services offers emerging markets an opportunity to benefit from their cultural capital and globalisation.
Why shouting diversity just doesn't cut it if the system is designed to keep people out.
Soothing tunes for anxious times.
Stories like 'Romeo and Juliet,' 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' and 'Jane Eyre' are still relevant today.
In a Sydney community centre, a group of artists with and without disabilities are showing how creativity can connect us all.
Research shows meaningful and accessible activity like sports and arts may have significant impacts for homeless youth or youth at risk of homelessness.
Beautiful art can provide hope and healing.
Deeply influenced by Steve Biko and the Black Consciousness Movement, artist David Koloane, who died on 30 June 2019, believed that artists have a right to define their own work.