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Arts Council review recommends restructure

‘Art for art’s sake’ is becoming an increasingly remote concept in 21st century Australia as performing arts bodies are expected to function according to business models and boost their bottom line from private sources. Are these expectations realistic – and who evaluates the bodies that make the funding decisions? The Australia Council for the Arts which distributes $164 million in grants each year has just undergone a review, with some interesting outcomes:

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/arts/arts-council-in-need-of-serious-restructure/story-e6frg8n6-1226356707962

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/arts/significant-figures-for-the-arts-community/story-e6frg8n6-1226355203832

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