Budget 2019: Infographic on arts input into Australia

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Last night’s Federal Budget once again showed the LNP ’s adhoc and grudging tolerance of the arts. The organisation representing the major performing arts companies, AMPAG, is one of nine arts sector bodies that has created an infographic showing national participation in the arts and how its economic impact contributes $4.2 billion to Australia’s GDP. According to AMPAG (it represents the 28 major performing arts companies lucky

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Budget 2019: What is Australia’s Cultural Policy?

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Last night’s federal budget documents offered stark insights into our nation’s culture by setting out Australia’s political priorities in financial terms. In the absence of a written policy, how do these political decisions reveal the unwritten values that frame our cultural life? asks arts industry advocate Esther Anatolitis. Surprisingly, identifying those values is much easier than

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Deborah Williams and changing the world through Creative Diversity

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Deborah Williams is an award-winning actor, writer, theatremaker and executive director of the UK’s Creative Diversity Network. She is in Australia this week to present a keynote speech at the Fair Play Symposium for Diversity Arts Australia in partnership with Creative Victoria. She will be also speaking at Belvoir Theatre, Sydney today from 4 -6pm. My road

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Hollywood Saint – Heath Ledger: A Life in Pictures exhibition review (Canberra)

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Exhibitions, Reviews, Visual Arts |

In its first major exhibition in over ten years, the National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA) in Canberra shines the spotlight on one of Western Australia’s brightest stars with the exhibition Heath Ledger: A Life in Pictures. Produced in collaboration with Western Australian Museum, it sweeps through Ledger’s career – it includes items from his high

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