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Apart from the photo ops, arts barely register

Before the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney turned the first sod for its long-awaited $53 million building project last Wednesday, organisers were swamped with invitation acceptances -- not from media clamouring to report the moment but from politicians.  Read More

No strings attached: How small donations make a big difference to the arts

Fierce competition for the philanthropic dollar has forced artistic companies to come up with new ways of attracting money.   Read More

Arts donations still strong despite GFC

A recent survey suggests Australians were still willing to dig into their pockets to support the arts during the economic downturn. Carrie Fellner reports.  Read More

Labor leaves arts sector crying poor

Joy at a change of government has turned to disillusionment at a perceived lack of support from the Rudd cabinet  Read More

Prime Minister not one for culture, it seems

KEVIN Rudd went to Adelaide on Sunday to help Premier Mike Rann launch his election campaign -- and the Prime Minister managed to avoid the biggest arts jamboree in the country.  Read More

Rudd urged to take more interest in arts

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, who visited Adelaide on Sunday but has missed all the city’s festivals, have been urged to take a more active interest in the arts.  Read More

Cate Blanchett tells Australian Performing Arts Market more funding is needed

AUSTRALIA needs to establish a $30 million creative funding program to help performing arts companies achieve their full potential overseas, actor Cate Blanchett has told a conference of international arts producers in Adelaide.   Read More