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An opera singer by trade, (she has performed with the Victoria State Opera and as a soloist with a number of orchestras), the latest creative initiative Tania de Jong has just launched is something called Creativity Australia.
Directing a festival is a glamorous, but difficult job – a performance in itself, walking the tightrope of audience, city, funders, sponsors, artists. Arts Hub speak to Fergus Linehan, director of the Sydney Festival on the eve of his final festival in Sydney. The annual summer festival has grown to be the most attended cultural event in the whole of Australia, with an audience of over one million
The relationship between music artists and record labels is like any other$$s$$ the key for artists and labels both in protecting their relationship is trying to ensure that their mutual success is as closely linked as possible.
Speigelworld is coming to Melbourne as part of the 2009 Australian Tennis Open entertainment program.
A three-hour train trip north of Sydney transports you to Newcastle – a magical place, where science and art embrace as awkwardly as prospective lovers on a blind date.
Arts Hub recently spoke to Marcus Canning, Festival Director of Perth’s ARTRAGE Festival, which is currently celebrating 25 years worth of creative excellence.
This is Graffiti artist Mohammed Ali’s first trip to Australia as part of Crooked Rib’s Community Cultural Development project which will be created and launched at this year’s Melbourne International Arts Festival.
A few weeks after the former National Party leader Mark Vaile handed over the keys to his electoral office staff in the electorate of Lyne and walked away, and Starbucks packed their bags and went home, it is the perfect time to reflect on the Free Trade agreement with the United States of America delivered by the former Minister for Trade.
Here we are, in the twenty-first century, in a small outpost of the Empire. Does it matter that we have the smartest and the most talented population on earth? Does it help us that we have, per capita, the most creative people and the finest minds that perhaps have ever existed? No it does not! Not if we remain unspoken and unheard. Not if all that we express is swamped and washed away by the rele
Many Roads One Voice is the theme for the Alice Desert Festival 08 and many events reflect on this. Opening night this Friday is a riot of colour and movement with the Sunset Street Parade down Todd Mall.
The Melbourne Writers Festival is in the midst of tumult and change, but Festival Director Rosemary Cameron feels that the upheavals can only propel it ever onward.
This is the fourth and final year of Kristy Edmunds' role as Artistic Director of the Melbourne International Arts Festival, and a lot has been said in four years about Edmunds' programming choices.
Brisbane Festival 08 is on the horizon and heading for the city's stages, backyards and rooftop car parks at full tilt. With commentary direct from Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini, don't say we didn't warn you...
Now that the first Labor Federal Arts Budget is done and dusted, this might be a good time to take a quick peek at one of the sectors that did not benefit in 2008.
Following last week's release of the Federal Budget, Arts Hub has prepared a three-part feature special, comprising an Arts Budget analysis, the results of the Australia Business Arts Foundation's Survey of Private Sector Support for the Arts, and an in-depth look at the work of Frankie Airey, founder and Director of Philanthropy Squared.
The nine-month wait endured by most expectant parents is enough to tip them into hyper-reactive neurosis by week three. So for a man who has waited almost two years to find out whether his baby will be the anatomically correct festival of which every Artistic Director dreams, Next Wave's Jeff Khan sounds impressively mellow, if a little weary.
Want your work out there where the walls are clear and the punters appreciate a good bit of art when they see it? Time to approach the keepers of those lofty gallery gates... This week, artist Lizzie Hall takes us through your typical exhibiting options and how best to work your way into a space.
As the months speed by until the opening of Regional Arts Australia’s sixth national conference in Alice Springs on 2 October, Director Kieren Sanderson keeps her feet on the ground and her mind on art as she puts the final touches to the conference program. In this diary entry specially written for Arts Hub readers, Sanderson lists some of the artists she has engaged to help her create a national
Australian playwright Daniel Keene's success in Europe has often outshone his profile in his home country. With a new two-part production, The Serpent's Teeth, opening tomorrow at the Sydney Opera House's Drama Theatre, he spoke to Liz Seymour about his journey through thirty years of writing for the stage.
Earlier this month, three young artsworkers were honoured for their outstanding contributions to community arts and culture. Two Young Leaders awards were given to Frances Bunji Elcoate, a multimedia artist and artsworker based in the Northern Territory, and Alison Richardson, a Sydney-based theatre director and producer whose work centres on arts facilitation for youth and people with a disabilit
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