Image from Gavin Anderson’s Flickr stream. Used under a creative commons license. Australia’s arts and culture scene is in the grip of a bike helmet problem. ARTS? Culture? Bike helmets? Let me backtrack a bit. Apparently the take-up rate for Melbourne’s casual bicycle sharing scheme has been uniquely woeful in the world. Bad. Dismal failure [...]
December 8th, 2010 41 Comments
Tags: Arts culture · Australia bike helmets · Bike Helmets · bureacratic arts culture · Compulsory bike helmets · Cycling · Melbourne · Mikael Colville Anderson · over-regulation · professionalising participation · radio national · Risk
March 26th, 2010 5 Comments
Was Cate Blanchett seriously asking for $30 million for the performing arts last week? The big splash is a common provocation but not necessarily one to always be taken literally. To be fair, Blanchett did more than just ask for money. She made a passionate speech defending the social and economic role of the arts [...]
Tags: $30m · 19th century artforms · art v bureacracy · Arts Funding · bureacracy · bureacratic arts culture · Cate Blanchett · funding priorities · performing arts funding · Sydney Theatre Company · What the hell should we actually be prioritising spending limited resources on?