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Rare news: Australian politicians admit their love and respect of the arts

Music, News & Commentary, Screen, Stage, Visual Arts |

The arts and the political world exist largely in isolation from one another in Australia. Artists and politicians don’t tend to meet regularly, or respond to one another’s work, or rely on each other’s perspective, or call on one another’s advice. Why is that? Yes, both are incredibly busy and incredibly determined. Both can get

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A call for advocacy for the arts reveals gamechanging approaches

News & Commentary, Stage, Visual Arts |

This week the Myer Foundation, the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation and the Keir Foundation announced what is called “A New Approach” following their call in December 2016 to provide $1.65 million to establish a lobby group, of sorts, to “defend and promote the benefit of intellectual and creative life”. According to the Myer Foundation, the three

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