ARCHIVED News Archive

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New ministry announced

The new Federal Government has announced its new ministry, confirming Senator the Hon. George Brandis as Attorney-General and Minister for the Arts.  Read More

Study finds culture good for the health

A study by the Scottish Government has found that participating  in culture is significantly linked to good health and high life satisfaction.  Read More

ASO and ACO win music awards

At the recent Art Music Awards, Brett Dean took out the Orchestral Work of the Year for Fire Music, performed by the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. The ASO also won the South Australian state award for Excellence in Music Education, in conjunction with the OzAsia Festival for its creative workshops with Tan Dun.  Read More

Performing arts sector voices its priorities

A diverse range of voices from the performing arts sector has articulated its priorities in the lead-up to the election, including urging an incoming government to retain the increased funding to the Australia Council.   Read More

The arts - a powerful tool for engaging kids

Belvoir last night celebrated its new partnership with the Public Education Foundation, launched by NSW Premier, the Hon. Barry O’Farrell, and the foundation’s CEO, Verity Firth at Belvoir. The partnership focuses on Belvoir’s Theatre Enrichment Program for senior English students in Western Sydney and regional NSW.  Read More

Coalition Arts Policy Released

Senator the Hon. George Brandis, Shadow Arts Minister, yesterday launched the Coalition's arts policy at an event in western Sydney.  Read More

Jada Alberts wins Indigenous Playwrights Award

Playwright and actor, Jada Alberts, has won The Balnaves Foundation Indigenous Playwright’s Award 2013 at an event at the Belvoir St Theatre today. The award was presented by Neil Balnaves, Director of The Balnaves Foundation and judge Wesley Enoch, Artistic Director of the Queensland Theatre Company.   Read More

Dance awards recognise excellence and dedication

In an extraordinary achievement, Sydney Dance Company scooped up three awards at the Australian Dance Awards winners presented in Canberra last night for its 2012 production of 2 One Another Read More

AMPAG rejects changes to copyright law

AMPAG has responded to the Australian Law Reform Commission’s discussion paper into Copyright and the Digital Economy, firmly refuting some of its major recommendations.   Read More

WA Education festival brings artforms together

The 4Arts Education Festival in Western Australia kicked off this morning, with the four major WA companies coming together under the same roof with two days of free performances and workshops.   Read More