Opinions & Analysis
No such thing as a chick flick?
Provoked by the current discussion about the exclusion of women from the screen sector, we explore the box office success…
An artless budget
The Abbott Government has trashed the principle of arm's length funding free from political interference, argues the Opposition.
Arts Funding: Why It's Unwise to Cut Off Your Arm
Principles of arms-length funding are being sacrificed to a 'trickle down' approach the Federal Government would not countenance in other…
A budget without a policy is directionless
Two entirely separate funding entities disbursing the same combined pot cannot be adding to ‘efficiencies’ so what is the Government…
Budget 2015: What the AusCo cuts mean for you
The principles of independent arts funding are under threat as the Budget foreshadows the greatest shake up since the Australia…
Has the ANZAC centenary driven arts funding off course?
ANZAC cultural programming has fed millions into arts funding while creative proposals on other subjects are unable to secure government…
Why you should try improv
Improvisation skills can deliver work by improving audition performance and providing a strong background for corporate training.
Is there a cultural narrative for Perth?
Perth needs a distinctive cultural narrative that weaves together Aboriginal and European histories.
Only bravery can save artists from Australia’s elite arts ‘clubhouse’
Our major performing arts organisations are Australian culture’s country clubs, sponsored by a matrix of old money and old-school networks…
The truth about streaming
Artists don't make much money from Spotify, but that doesn't mean we should all follow Taylor Swift's lead and quit.