The nine shows include two 2022 Tony Award nominees – and three more Broadway productions are set to open in coming months.
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.
Art has value well beyond the financial, including proven health and well-being benefits. It’s time this was recognised in the way the sector is funded.
A new scheme in the Republic of Ireland provides a compelling model for supporting Australian artists.
Funding for writing and publishing is not just low: it’s also declining. Ben Eltham looks at a grim federal budget for literature, in the context of ongoing neglect for written culture in Australia.
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.
Theatre was one of the worst-hit industries during the height of the pandemic, but the need to adapt may have set an exciting groundwork for the future.
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.
Three stories from Australia and the UK exploring the role of art in helping people deal with the challenges life throws at them. Listen to The Conversation Weekly podcast.
Circus Oz was a revelation: so joyous, funny, imaginative, talented, witty – and so Australian.
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.
The end of the pandemic may be in sight. The pain for Australia’s theatre sector is only just beginning.
Perth’s Fringe World is being critiqued, again, for accepting sponsorship from Woodside Petroleum.
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.
Melbourne’s snap-lockdown proves festivals are still vulnerable. If the government doesn’t provide insurance, arts organisations may decide it’s not worth the risk.