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Funding Slashed for Dozens of Australian Arts and Theatre Companies

The Australia Council has announced that 65 small to medium arts organisations will have their government funding slashed under its Four-Year Funding program, delivering a devastating blow to a significant portion of the visual arts sector. As part of their plan, the Council said they would provide $112 million of funding for 128 small and […]

Funding cuts threaten Sydney’s indie theatres

BY SHON HO Arts funding strip backs have left Sydney theatre companies facing an uncertain future. Small to medium sized organisations will bear the brunt in a tougher landscape and will be vying for fewer grants from a smaller pool of funds. As a knock on effect from the Federal Government’s post budget cuts, the […]

Cheap theatre tickets: who really pays?

With its sky-high rents and inflated living costs, Sydney is considered to be one of the world’s most expensive cities. Twenty dollars doesn’t go very far: a packet of cigarettes, a taxi fare, maybe a bottle of wine. Sydney’s budget-conscious theatre buffs, however, are in luck. Twenty dollars will secure a seat at some of […]