Politics

Opera is stuck in a racist, sexist past, while many in the audience have moved on

Companies need to find a way forward that doesn’t alienate either traditionalists or the younger, more socially-minded generation

How artistic expression is being stifled in East Africa

Governments in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda are attempting to muzzle the voices of everyone in the expressive space

Hobart’s poorer suburbs are missing out on the ‘MONA effect’

Without shopping in Glenorchy or visiting other parts of the municipality, almost no benefits are passed on to this area

Silicon Valley, from ‘heart’s delight’ to toxic wasteland

The backlash against its distinctive culture and unscrupulous corporations hints at an imminent twist in its fate

TV’s first interracial kiss launched a lifelong career in activism

Casting Nichelle Nichols as Lieutenant Uhura created possibilities for more creative and socially relevant “Star Trek” storylines

Lena Nahlous on Diversity Arts Australia

Lena has over 20 years’ experience in arts, cultural and media organisations, and has managed screen and digital media–based initiatives

Arts and culture under the Coalition: a lurch between aggression and apathy

The last six years has seen a combination of ministerial whim and purposeless economising

Missing in action: a vision for the arts in the 2019 budget

Is it too much to expect our governments to want to support not just an arts economy but also the arts as a good in themselves?

Productive Nation? Museums, Cultural Policy and Australia’s Productivity Narrative

This article traces the emergence of productivity as a central theme in Australia’s national cultural policy