ARCHIVED AMPAG in the Media

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Arts eyeing film and TV

Arts companies' digital production plans are both commercial and altruistic.  Read More

Convergence Review: regulate today, shape society tomorrow

We live in an era that favours deregulation, partly as recognition of the rights, authority, and dignity of the individual, and partly as a response to society’s unwillingness to fund regulatory bureaucracy through taxes, writes Dr Vincent O’Donnell, of RMIT university and media policy editor for Screen Hub.  Read More

Policy gives arts a leg-up

Federal Arts Minister Simon Crean has unveiled a policy framework that underscores the economic and social impact of the cultural sector, aimed at lifting the federal government’s $740 million annual arts spending as part of the next budget round.  Read More

Philanthropy provides sweet charity for the arts

PRIVATE giving, rather than corporate sponsorship or government funding, is providing an increasing share of arts companies' financial base.  Read More

Costs outperform higher earnings in the arts

New figures show 2010 was a good year for major performing arts companies, but costs and inflation are outrunning earnings gains, one reason a confidential government proposal that would mean static funding for at least six years is generating anxiety behind the scenes.  Read More

Corporate funding leaving companies poorer

A survey of major arts companies has found that sponsorship from business is not filling the growing gap caused by the federal government's policy of keeping arts funding static.  Read More

Performing arts struggle to bridge funding gap

Generous donations to Australia's visual arts sector from the likes of businessmen John Kaldor and Simon Mordant have been big news recently. But for performing arts companies, it has been a different story.  Read More

More private wealth holding up the arts

Individuals and foundations are poised to overtake companies as the biggest supporters of major arts companes after a decade in which sponsorship and philanthropic income grew more than 80 per cent.  Read More

Efficiency dividend hurting organisations

Arts organisations seeking exemption from the federal government's efficiency dividend have increased their lobbying in the run-up to today's budget.   Read More

Extracting the digital

The times are changing for Australia's live performance companies as they grapple with how to retain and cultivate new audiences in the era of digital entertainment.  Read More