Aotearoa’s arts and cultural sector remains on an emergency footing following the last three years of pandemic disruption.
Revive is the first step into a new global landscape for which we barely have a language.
The centre will importantly function as a point of contact and referral for arts workers who have nowhere else to go for support.
This is not quite a game changer, but it is going in a healthier direction.
For a long time, arts organisations retained staff attracted to the ‘romance of being creative’. That’s no longer enough.
Pitting parts of the country against each other in the battle for arts funding will only further hurt a sector still reeling from the pandemic.
New research shows the region’s arts organisations were a critical source of support for vulnerable people during lockdown
Arts Minister Tony Burke says the government is waiting for its new cultural policy. But artists are struggling now.
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.