News: Arts

Live Performance industry breaks all records through 2017

Live Performance Australia has reported that over 23 million Australians attended live events in 2017, driving over $1.88 billion in ticket sales – representing a 23% growth in…

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Oct 25, 2018 Arts / Entertainment / Finance / Ticketing / Venues /


Refurbished Brisbane theatre comes to life

The newly-refurbished Bille Brown Theatre in South Brisbane has been playing host to performances by some of the luminaries of Queensland Theatre since reopening earlier this month. The…

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Oct 24, 2018 Arts / Entertainment / Venues /


Western Sydney Performing Arts Centre invites Australia’s arts and entertainment industry to its stage

Marking the official 12-month countdown to opening, the Western Sydney Performing Arts Centre has today announced it is now ‘open for bookings’, accepting expressions of…

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Oct 22, 2018 Arts / Design / Entertainment / Hospitality / Venues /


MONA inspiration for Gold Coast hinterland resort and gallery development

Ambitious plans have been revealed for the development of an art and sculpture gallery to match Hobart’s MONA alongside a wellness and tourism retreat that includes a six-star resort…

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Oct 21, 2018 Arts / Attractions / Hospitality / Venues / Wellness /


Consultation suggests closer scrutiny of Major Performing Arts Framework funding

A consultation paper from the Federal Department of Communication and the Arts has suggested that funding to major performing arts companies should be under contracts reviewed every four…

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Oct 16, 2018 Arts / Culture / Entertainment / Finance / Venues /


Recognition for marketing through adversity secures Award win for Australia Council

Performing effective communications functions with key stakeholders and the Australian public through a period of adversity has seen the Australia Council for the Arts gain acknowledgement…

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Oct 16, 2018 Arts / Culture / Entertainment / Government / Marketing /


Australian Cultural Ministers release consultation on future Major Performing Arts funding

The Australian, state and territory governments have today released a consultation paper on potential enhancements to the Major Performing Arts (MPA) Framework. Following agreement at this…

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Oct 15, 2018 Arts / Entertainment / Finance / Government / Venues /


Australia Council announces new Chief Executive

The Australia Council for the Arts has today announced the appointment of Adrian Collette as its next Chief Executive. Currently employed as the Vice-Principal (Engagement) at the…

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Oct 12, 2018 Arts / Entertainment / Finance / Government /


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