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Why arts funding bodies need to move out of their 'Anglo' mindsets

Music, News & Commentary, Stage |

This weekend over 120,000 people are expected to cram into Melbourne’s Lonsdale Street for the 29th Greek Lonsdale Festival. There will be three stages, international musicians, hundreds of community dancers, backgammon, diabetes-pumping baklava, lots of lambs slaughtered for souvlaki and even an “island bar” for hipsters. The Festival will also feature a parade of politicians including the Prime

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An Afrikaans' language arts festival in the home of apartheid

News & Commentary, Stage |

Vrystaat Kunstefees,, an Afrikaans’ language festival in Bloemfontein, the capital city of the province of Free State in  South Africa, is the antithesis of what that city stood for during apartheid. The festival held in mid-July on the campus of the University of the Free State, (UFS), celebrates contemporary arts, community engagement, cultural and

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