We miss the arts as much as you do, and while galleries are set to reopen soon there’s still plenty of theatre, comedy, dance, writer’s talks and all that jazz to be found online.
This guide, which will be updated a few times per week, is for the week ahead with recommendations that focus on Australian content, with occasional international gems thrown in too.
There will be a genuine world premiere, live-streaming arts (gold!), streams …
Excluding international students and migrant workers from emergency economic measures in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic could lead to unintended economic consequences, migration experts have warned.
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In the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has shut down performances across the country, the news that innovative new music group Ensemble Offspring would not be receiving support through the Australia Council for the Arts’ Four Year Funding for Organisations program was a blow for Artistic Director Claire Edwardes. “We are absolutely devastated,” she tells Limelight.
The Australia Council’s announcement revealed 95 organisations receiving funding for the years 2021-2024, well down from the 128 …
In the parallel universe where coronavirus didn’t happen, thousands of us are taking our seats at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival right now. Thousands more are immersing ourselves in epic installations at the Biennale of Sydney or experiencing a sensory overload at QAGOMA’s Water exhibition in Brisbane.
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Instead, these venues and festivals — alongside hundreds more, nationwide — have shut up shop, many for the first time in …
Increasing diversity in Melbourne’s suburbs lowers socially exclusivist attitudes to Victorians of Muslim, African and Middle Eastern descent, a report from Monash University has found.
A study of 2,500 people across 148 neighbourhoods in Melbourne, published in the report Understanding the Context of Racial and Cultural Exclusivism: A Study of Melbourne Neighbourhoods, found neighbourhood ethnic diversity directly correlated with greater acceptance of migrants.
With Australia – and the rest of the world – …
With venues closed and while we’re all staying in and isolating – we’ve put together a list of free resources and activities that our various arts and cultural organisations are doing to continue to engage and connect with their audiences and communities. Including resources from across Regional Victoria.
Melbourne Zoo Penguin cam live stream
Melbourne Zoo Penguin cam live stream
The ABC Education website features a huge selection of curriculum-linked resources for …
As predicted, the list of organisations to have lost or been rejected for four-year funding due to the Australia Council’s constrained circumstances (with extant funding never fully restored following the Brandis raid in 2015) is significant.
Among them are companies and organisations such La Mama Theatre, St Martins, Polyglot Theatre, Australian Book Review, Liquid Architecture and the literary journal Overland in Victoria; The Blue Room Theatre and Barking Gecko in Western Australia; Restless Dance Theatre …
They help emerging talents earn fair representation, they strengthen local communities through the power of music, and on top of that, they’re responsible for some of the most kick-ass singles in the Aussie indie market of late. The Industry Observer talked to the artists behind what is probably the most exciting project in the Australian music industry today.
Established in 2013, GRID is a singular development program designed to give outer suburban artists a platform …