Blog – The Arts Party


September 27, 2018

The NSW Arts & Cultural Funding Debacle

You may have already seen the ABC story about this that broke on wednesday this week. What you wouldn’t know is that we worked with them […]
September 25, 2018

Policy Questions

A lot of people have asked what our current federal policy positions are but we’re not going to release the next platform until next year before […]
September 23, 2018

Barry Keldoulis Standing As Arts Party Candidate in Wentworth By-Election

PRESS RELEASE Local resident, respected arts figure, Arts Party Leader and CEO of Sydney Contemporary Barry Keldoulis is the Arts Party candidate for the federal seat […]
September 5, 2018

State Budget Sees Cuts To The Arts And Significant Changes To Arts South Australia

Disappointing news from South Australia: The new South Australian Government’s first budget, delivered yesterday, sees savings targets and cuts to the arts, and the dismantling of […]
September 2, 2018

Anti Encryption Law

We do get a laugh from these videos by thejuicemedia, and this one jumped out at us. Online privacy is an emotive issue, the suggestion being […]
August 30, 2018

Vale Malcolm Turnbull. Tony, please join him.

Many words have and will be written about the demise of Malcolm Turnbull, pictured here now food shopping around NY in trainers. For all his failings […]
August 21, 2018

WTF To Do About CreateNSW? FoI them!

In response to the shocking level of funding awarded from the last CreateNSW Arts & Culture Round (see this post), we have undertaken a Freedom of […]
August 5, 2018

CreateNSW Funding Round ‘Worst Ever’

Small to medium sector artists in NSW anxiously awaited Round 2 grant application results in April. Nothing. For months. They complained, despaired and now, en masse, […]
June 30, 2018

After The Fall by John Lanchester – The best 2008 GFC analysis yet

We are rapidly approaching the ten-year anniversary of the greatest financial disaster to strike the modern world since the 1930s.  It was an event that affected us all  […]
June 23, 2018

New post Between 1919 and 1924, German Dance Couple Walter Holdt and Lavinia Schulz Created These Cool But Odd Costumes for Their Dance Performances.

Full credit to Imgur user DaFunOne for collecting this content. Walter Holdt and Lavinia Schulz met and began performing in Hamburg, German in 1919. The following […]
June 17, 2018

Liberal Council Votes to Privatise The ABC

The motion passed overwhelmingly by the Liberal Party’s Peak Council earlier this week, proposing the privatisation of the ABC is deeply disappointing. While the Council has […]
May 14, 2018

Budget Response 2018

We’ve just received a shamelessly political budget, promising more money back in everybody’s pocket. However it seems possible that much of the budget won’t get through […]
April 27, 2018

Victorian Establishment Committee To Form

On Saturday 14th April 2018, interested people and Victorian members met to move forward in registering The Arts Party in Victoria before the State election in […]
April 20, 2018

New Federal Committee Appointed!

We’re very pleased to announce a new team to lead the Arts Party in 2018/19. All were elected unanimously at the AGM last monday, following the […]
April 4, 2018

2018 AGM Announced for Monday 16th April

The 2018 Arts Party AGM will be occurring on 16th April at the Harlequin Inn, Pyrmont, Sydney at 6.30pm. All members have now been given the […]
February 19, 2018

Cutting Corporate Tax Is A Bad Idea

This article by Emma Alberici was pulled by the ABC yesterday, only hours after it was published. We think it’s an excellent summary of why corporate […]
December 19, 2017
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Understanding MYEFO 2017-18

What is MYEFO? The mid-year fiscal economic outlook (Myefo) statement that was released on 18th December 2018, is a collection of decisions the government makes at […]
December 5, 2017

Marriage Equality – We Did It!

It’s actually happened! Australia has joined Ireland and America in legalising same sex marriage!! Once in a blue moon, our parliament listens to the people and […]
November 21, 2017

World Television Day 2017!

Yes we’re celebrating TV. There’re so many screens in our lives now that you can actually be nostalgic about when the TV was the only one! […]
September 21, 2017

Video – Masterpiece in Stone

A fantastic video to check out. London-based stonecarver Anna Rubincam creates a portrait from start to finish — all shot within a span of three weeks. […]
September 21, 2017

Understanding the value of our arts and culture

By Stephen Cassidy Reproduced from Stephen’s excellent blog, Indefinite Article. You can subscribe to Stephen’s posts directly by visiting With arts and cultural support increasingly under […]
September 21, 2017

Dean Golja – Portraits

Dean is a highly respected photographer based in Melbourne. This is a collection of informal portraits he’s put together for us in an Instagram style. For […]
June 5, 2017

Fun At The AGNSW

Found myself at the Arts Gallery of NSW with a new app on my phone. Designed to be used with people but thought I’d try to […]
May 26, 2017

The Arts Republic

It’s been fascinating to watch the rise of Emmanuel Macron in France. He’s the perfect foil to the slow motion car crash of Donald Trump’s presidency […]
May 3, 2017

Global Arts Party

We’ve just become a registered political party in the UK, authorised to stand candidates at Council, General and European Elections! Woot!! Thing is, we thought we’d […]
May 1, 2017

Catalyst is Dead?

Mitch Fifield, Australia’s Federal Arts Minister, has announced the cancellation of the entire Catalyst funding program and the return of approximately $60 million in funding to […]
November 1, 2016

VET Student Loans

The Arts Party calls on Senator Birmingham, the Federal Education Minister, to reconsider the proposed changes to the VET Student Loans scheme. They are far too […]
September 1, 2016

1.5m+ Votes For Us!

At the last Federal Election, Arts Party senate candidates received a top 6 preference vote from almost 1.4 million Australians (1,372,827 to be exact), that’s more […]