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We have the money

In this article published on ArtsHub columnist Ben Eltham explains how in the May Budget, the Federal Government followed through on the promises in its long-awaited national cultural policy.   Read More

Cultural sector welcomes Tony Burke

In The Australian today, Opera Australia artistic director, Lyndon Terracini, says new Arts Minister, Tony Burke, was the 'best possible replacement' for Mr Crean in the arts portfolio.   Read More

Private donors leapfrog sponsors as major arts players

In The Sydney Morning Herald, Valerie Wilder of The Australian Ballet, explains how the company's recent tour to New York was only possible because of philanthropy and a couple of corporate sponsors. The article goes on to cover the recently released AMPAG survey of philanthropy and corporate sponsorship.   Read More

Companies fight tax laws 'threatening' overseas tours

In The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald today: Treasury wants to tighten tax concessions for funds raised for overseas activities, but both AMPAG and Valerie Wilder, Executive Director of the Australian Ballet, say any change to the law could jeopardise major performing arts companies' ability to tour internationally.   Read More

Mining boom buoys the arts

The Australian Financial Review covers the 2012 Tracking changes in corporate sponsorship and private donations, released by AMPAG today.   Read More

No national vision yet but $64m for arts, museums

The arts sector has welcomed new initiatives worth $64.1 million in the federal budget while it waits for the National Cultural Policy to materialise.  Read More

Big ideas at heart of future of performing arts

From screen to stage, Bethwyn Serow's love of the arts began at an early age.  Read More

ABC's Artscape discusses the National Cultural Policy

The ABC program, Artscape, discusses the proposed National Cultural Policy with a panel of experts:
Professor David Throsby, cultural economist  Read More

Cast culture: Promises are made to be kept, says Crean

Times are tough, but the government is mindful that a national cultural policy is a commitment it is yet to honour, Arts Minister Simon Crean tells Brook Turner. After all, it’s ‘part of the Labor narrative’.   Read More

An important preamble

Recently, the Office for the Arts launched a discussion paper for the development of a new National Cultural Policy:  Read More