A new scheme in the Republic of Ireland provides a compelling model for supporting Australian artists in a way that would have a positive impact on individuals, the arts and the broader community.
The latest Federal Budget contains some wins for the creative sector, but the Federal Government needs to address the whole ecosystem of the arts so individual artists and small organisations get adequate support.
Cultural activity across the country has been brought to an abrupt halt, with at least 255,000 events cancelled. Jo Faust looks at what support is being offered to artists and arts organisations, and asks: Where to from here?
New five-year arts plans by the Australia Council and South Australia acknowledge challenges facing the sector, but fail to provide vital funding and structural support for a diverse arts culture, writes Jo Caust.