ARCHIVED News Archive

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New chair and deputy for Australian Ballet

Sarah Murdoch was yesterday appointed deputy chair of the Australian Ballet. She will join Jim Cousins, who replaces Chris Knoblanche as chair from 1 July.   Read More

Majors score gold in the Green Room

At the Green Room awards in Melbourne last night, several of the major performing arts companies were celebrated for their contribution to the performing arts in 2012.  Read More

New chair for the Major Performing Arts Board

AMPAG farewells Julian Knights from its board, after two years of active and valuable service. Julian has recently been appointed as chair of the Australia Council's Major Performing Arts Board.  Read More

Nominations open for awards

Nominations are now open for the 2013 Creative Partnerships Australia Awards honouring the best in relationships between the creative industries, business and donors.  Read More

Cultural ministers sign the first accord

At a meeting earlier this month, arts and cultural ministers signed the first National Arts and Culture Accord, committing to greater collaboration between all levels of government.   Read More

Tony Burke on the arts hustings

New Arts Minister, Tony Burke, has wasted no time getting to know his new constituency. In Melbourne on Tuesday night – the day after his ministerial appointment – and Canberra and Sydney on Wednesday, the Minister has been talking to arts professionals, managers and bureaucrats about his own passion and vision for the portfolio.     Read More

Cultural sector welcomes Tony Burke

In The Australian today, Opera Australia artistic director, Lyndon Terracini, says new Arts Minister, Tony Burke, was the 'best possible replacement' for Mr Crean in the arts portfolio.   Read More

Tony Burke is the new Arts Minister

Prime Minister Julia Gillard has announced her new Cabinet, with Tony Burke adding Arts to his existing portfolio. Burke, who is Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities will be assisted by Michael Danby, Member for Melbourne Ports. Danby has been Chair of the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade.  Read More

Black Swan appoints Mark Barnaba as new chair

Mark Barnaba, WA Chairman of Macquarie Bank, has been appointed Black Swan State Theatre Company's new Chairman. He is also the current Chairman of the University of Western Australia’s Business School Board, and is a non-executive director of Fortescue Metals Group.  Read More