As the major parties clash on the National Broadband Network, CPD fellow Marcus Westbury argues why the NBN is not just important business infrastructure but also a cultural project in this 10 August post: “What is the largest cultural infrastructure… more
Are focus groups just a one-sided mirror, asks CPD fellow Eva Cox in this 9 August article on Crikey. “The primary purpose of properly run focus groups as a marketing tool is to work out how to sell a product… more
CPD fellow Marcus Westbury writes a regular column about Australian cultural policy for The Age. This week, he notes that an unusual situation has arisen in the marginal seat of Melbourne this election: artists are a key constituency. “While the… more
CPD fellow Marcus Westbury joined a panel on Radio National’s Artworks to discuss the cultural agenda for the federal election on 8 August 2010. Listen to the audio here.
Listen to Ben Eltham discuss where arts and culture stand in the political landscape as the Federal Election approaches. Ben joins guests, Michael Lynch, former head of the Sydney Opera House and London’s Southbank and Richard Gill, music director for… more
CPD fellow Ben Eltham joined a panel on Radio National on 7 August to discuss where arts and culture stand in the political landscape this election cycle. Listen to the audio here.
The campaign season is already half over — but what do the major parties have to offer? CPD fellow Ian McAuley joined a panel on Australia Talks on Radio National on 4th August to analyse the policy choices available to… more
CPD fellows Ben Eltham and Marcus Westbury have been delivering their criticisms of Australian cultural policy in a number of media outlets since the release of More Than Luck: Ideas Australia needs now. Their criticisms haven’t been altogether well received… more
The criticisms of the Australia Council and current cultural policy delivered by CPD fellows Ben Eltham and Marcus Westbury have come in for criticism from sections of the “heritage” arts, as covered in The Australian on 6th August 2010. “Composer… more