Two of the key figures involved in Ireland’s post-pandemic pilot of a universal basic income for artists are in Adelaide this week to discuss the scheme, prompting the question: Could it also be a viable way to help Australian artists and cultural workers forge sustainable careers?
New data shows just how important the arts has become to the majority of Australians – including for their mental health. Georgie McClean argues for a greater consideration of arts and culture across government policy from health, to disaster recovery and education.
Self-described “milky nunga” Kyron Weetra reflects on the potent exploration of First Nations culture, identity and pain in Nathan Maynard’s new stage work.
Continued cuts in arts funding have seen South Australia fall behind other mainland states in terms of actual spending on the sector, leaving us with a critical lack of cultural infrastructure.
The First Inventors documentary series is appearing on our screens at a time when Australia engages in some big national conversations about voice, truth and treaty.
Stan Grant’s new book, The Queen is Dead, is revealing in terms of his decision to step down from public life. ‘I have been reminded what it is to come from the other side of history,’ he writes.
This year’s Archibald and Wynne prize-winning works capture the culture of music and performance. They also represent a changing of the guard at the annual series of prizes presented by the Art Gallery of NSW
Stella Prize-winning book The Jaguar brings the full power of poetic language to bear on experiences often pushed to the edges of public life.
The art of provocation helped Barry Humphries survive a school life where sport was considered the main game, and it remained the cornerstone of his successful international performance career across seven decades.
It’s easy to get sucked into short and sensational content online, but reading books offers many psychological benefits and, as new research shows, it also builds curiosity.
Controversy over two participants in this year’s Adelaide Writers’ Week raises issues of freedom of speech and cancel culture. Denis Muller examines the two cases.
The new national cultural policy offers plenty of cause for celebration in the arts sector, with South Australia’s small to medium arts organisations among those likely to benefit from increased funding. But there are some noticeable omissions in Revive.