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Alcoa of Australia is giving away its $3 million corporate art collection to galleries and health care organizations across the country - the donations coming in the midst of the challenging economic climate when Australian communities need corporate support more than ever.
A record number of applicants competed for 40 Asialink residencies in the fields of Arts Management, Visual Arts, Performing Arts and Literature. In visual arts applications, for the 9 places increasing to 166 this year. Arts management applications are also the highest number ever.
Leading and emerging playwrights, actors and directors from across the country are set to converge on Tasmania next month for the National Play Festival, a major two week celebration of new Australian writing for the stage.
Yet despite the general acclaim for the Met’s innovation, introduced and championed by its general manager, Peter Gelb, a few voices have raised concerns about long-term effects on the art form.
The contemporary art market, with its abiding reputation for foggy deals and puffy values, is a vulnerable organism, traditionally hit early and hard by economic malaise.
The average wage for a freelance writer in Britain is less than the pay of a supermarket worker. The reality in 2009 is a good deal bleaker.
By a vote of 246 to 183, the House of Representatives has passed the $787-billion economic stimulus bill, hammered out Thursday between House and Senate conferees with $50 million in it for the arts.
Film after film in the 59th Berlinale, which began on Feb. 5 and concludes on Sunday, has sounded some version of an internationalist message — the world is shrinking, the world is flat, we are the world — as if filmmakers were measuring the worth and seriousness of their work in terms of geographic scope.
Even famed Canadian writers can end up impoverished. A new benefits program seeks to change that.
For Iraqis, the mere fact of the exhibition was a sign that Iraq’s artistic traditions might have not only survived years of war and chaos, but also emerged reinvigorated.
Retired engineer Alan Bradley submitted 15 pages to a British competition, won the prize and sparked a lucrative bidding war for his six-book murder-mystery series.
From Ballet Companies to Orchestras, Cultural Groups are Slashing Ticket Prices to Fill Seats
The financial crisis may ultimately help New York by reenergizing its creative economy. “When a place gets boring, even the rich people leave.” With the hegemony of the investment bankers over, New York now stands a better chance of avoiding that sterile fate.
Cineplex benefits as movie industry holds its own during tough times. 'I think it's a form of escapism for people'
From an economic standpoint, starving the arts is suicidal. Consider the case of the High Line, the park in the Meatpacking District. The City of New York invested $170 million in the project, which directly inspired as many as 50 major residential projects worth as much as $5 billion. And the park isn’t even open yet.
On a trip to Ford’s Theater, site of President Lincoln’s assassination, Obama paid tribute to the 16th president’s ability to recall passages of Shakespeare’s Hamlet and Macbeth. And with that reference, he unwittingly ventured into what many theater hands believe to be dangerous territory.
Backers of this bundle point out quite correctly that when the economy hits the skids, the arts suffer.
All of the elements of a beautiful Melbourne Saturday evening worked perfectly together for the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra’s Valentine day’s Concert in front of a packed crowd at the second of the free Sidney Myer Free Concerts for 2009.
As with this museum before the two-year overhaul, the more it shows, the less it adds up to and the more muddled is the overall story it tells.
The Batsheva Dance Company has been dogged throughout its North American tour by calls for a boycott from activists angry about Israel's invasion of Gaza.
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