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2 days ago
The Arts Party

We must have change! Vote for the Party or candidate who supports big positive financial changes for the Arts and Arts Education fields!

See our recommendations:

artsparty.org.au/federal-election-2022/
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6 days ago
The Arts Party

🌈 ❤️❤️❤️Council has just voted unanimously to provide seed-funding for the Qtopia Sydney queer museum!

As one of the most LGBTQIA+ inclusive communities not just in Australia but around the world, Oxford Street is the perfect home for a museum that celebrates the history and culture of the LGBTIQA+ community.

Qtopia Sydney is made up of people with experience and expertise in newspaper and magazine publishing, marketing, public relations and crisis communication, LGBTQIA+ history and culture, HIV and AIDS education, museum curation, strategic engagement, trans* and First Nations issues.

The group was formed with the aim of providing a safe and inclusive space that will celebrate, remember, educate and increase awareness of the rich history of our LGBTQIA+ community.

And with Sydney hosting the LGBTQIA+ community’s flagship global festival WorldPride early next year, now is the time to bring this museum to life. It would educate visitors and locals on Sydney’s role in the LGBT rights movement and HIV/AIDS response, and become a contemporary beacon for pride and diversity.

Council has also unanimously supported Qtopia’s call for the State Government to provide the former Darlinghurst Police Station at Taylor Square as the site for a permanent museum.

While this building contributed to injustices suffered by many LGBTIQA+ people, transforming it into a significant community resource will support the healing of past injustices, address past wrongs, and celebrate the community’s resilience.

Museums and cultural spaces play a central role in how we remember the past and interpret the present.

Qtopia will be a place to celebrate the glamour, confetti and outrageous fun of parades and parties, but also to reflect on hard-fought gains and unite in the ongoing fight for equality.

The city is proud to step up with $300,000 to help establish this important new cultural centre.
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6 days ago
The Arts Party

NAVA calls on candidates to make a commitment to Pay Artists for their Work.

This means:
✅ $133 million in peer-assessed funding for visual artists and s2m organisations through Australia Council
✅ Public funding is contingent on payment of visual artists at or above min standard rates as set out in NAVA’s Code of Practice, and that funding is adequate to support those payments
✅ Introduce industrial reform including tax, superannuation and recognition of art as a profession by Centrelink

NAVA’s 2022 Federal Election Report Card is coming soon!

📸 Amanda Hayman & Troy Casey, owners of Magpie Goose in the Aboriginal Art Co space. Photo by David Kelly.

#VoteForArt #FundTheArts #ArtAndCultureAreEverywhere #ArtAndCultureAreEssential #AusPol
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1 week ago
The Arts Party

‘The massive win came with a political statement from Douglas: “This painting stands to represent the irony that under the Coalition government the arts is continually kicked in the guts. Here we’ve got the winner of the greatest prize on the continent, which gets all the adulation and media attention, speaking about the importance of global warming and climate change – to a government that consistently kicked us in the guts by sapping arts funding to pump it back to opening new coalmines.’
Repost from @art_byronArt Byron’s Creative Director, Karla Dickens, is the subject of this year’s Archibald Prize Winning portrait by artist Blak Douglas.

The painting, depicting Karla entrenched in flood water, was painted following the 2022 flooding catastrophe. She is a Lismore resident and has been known for her tireless work in helping her fellow artists and residents in the region.

The massive win came with a political statement from Douglas: “This painting stands to represent the irony that under the Coalition government the arts is continually kicked in the guts. Here we’ve got the winner of the greatest prize on the continent, which gets all the adulation and media attention, speaking about the importance of global warming and climate change – to a government that consistently kicked us in the guts by sapping arts funding to pump it back to opening new coalmines. This painting is extremely significant in that sense.”

Congratulations, Blak Douglas !

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‘The massive win came with a political statement from Douglas: “This painting stands to represent the irony that under the Coalition government the arts is continually kicked in the guts. Here we’ve got the winner of the greatest prize on the continent, which gets all the adulation and media attention, speaking about the importance of global warming and climate change – to a government that consistently kicked us in the guts by sapping arts funding to pump it back to opening new coalmines.’
Repost from @art_byron

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Coal lition government.. its all in the name😟

Paul Fletcher anywhere to be seen ????

????? .... hmmmm... i should learn to piant... @@ but this is obviously more politics than art... is politics what this prize is about... i thought it was portraits... sorry just not impressed

Geez

1 week ago
The Arts Party

Classical music is for all ages… as Bugs Bunny knows! ... See MoreSee Less

Classical music is for all ages… as Bugs Bunny knows!

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for this egghead is was...

Josh Shipton

Michael Finn

bugs bunny is also how i got into trans women

1 week ago
The Arts Party

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Just so we’re clear!

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And also the reverse. If you train your children to learn dance, music, art then they might just become adults who do those things ... like for a job!

Especially for children in regional areas! My children both did the recorder ensemble at the opera house in primary school. My son marvelled at the piano performance and asked to learn. Fast forward: he's just finished his HSC where he excelled in music and looking at a career in music production - and still playing piano. These programs are important.

Every child should learn to play an instrument

....and we might need to put less emphasis on computers in schools and at home.

I get so annoyed when our leaders are looking for a remedy for youth problems they build a skate park so the drug dealers have a convenient point of sale. Spend money on community bands, organised sporting activities, dance studios, drama theatres, art schools and other cultural activities.

Doing our bit 🙂

Paul Dudley

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