Politics

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

Arts and culture were given money in South Africa’s budget. Why it matters

The greater cultural economy employs 6.94% of the national workforce. It generates one million jobs.

Like a Fraction of Some Bigger Place—The “Creative Industries” in a Peripheral Zone

What specific challenges are facing “creative” producers in peripheral zones?

Why tech giants have little to lose (and lots to win) from new EU copyright law

The Copyright Directive may ensure the current crop of tech giants retain their dominant position for a long time, possibly forever

Cuts and restructures send alarm through South Australia’s arts sector

The arts have long been championed in SA, but in recent years the sector has started to stagnate

Why outer suburbs lack inner city’s ‘third places’: a partial defence of the hipster

Outer suburbs are becoming increasingly diverse in terms of life stage, ethnicity, culture and employment type

Why hipsters could be seen as modern-day colonisers

They appear progressive, but they actually demonstrate some parallels with the practices and ideologies of the settler-colonialism of earlier centuries