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.
Our research team tracked the impact of Dark Emu, Bruce Pascoe’s bestseller, over five years. We measured its value across a range of criteria, from financial to environmental.
The climate crisis will necessitate change to business-as-usual approaches to the arts.
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.
Women artists from a non-English-speaking background suffer a triple earnings penalty. But there is no gender pay gap among remote Indigenous artists.
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.