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Art Under Threat in 2016 – A Worrying Increase in Attacks on Artists

Chris Bowen · February 27, 2017

International agency Freemuse reports that global artistic freedom took a hit in 2016, with a doubling of attacks on artists and violation of their rights across 78 countries. The recorded data includes censorship and the more concerning ‘serious violations’ which included artists killed for practising their craft, as well as abductions, attacks, imprisonments, prosecutions and persecution.…

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Music and Trump

Chris Bowen · February 14, 2017

Music clearly wasn’t in for a smooth ride when it became clear no one wanted to play at President Trump’s inauguration. We survey the story for music in the US so far.…

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Yet Another Funding Cut to the Australia Council

Chris Bowen · February 14, 2017

The Federal Government’s arts funding body the Australia Council has suffered a further blow with a budget cut to add to the net reduction delivered in the last two budgets. Over the past three years Australia Council funds have reduced from $211,764 million in 2014/15 to $183,424 in 2016/17.…

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