Recent media articles covering... theatre/arts/culture/ideas..... mostly in Australia
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World Theatre Day International Message 2017 - Isabelle Huppert delivered the World Theatre Day International Message on March 27, 2017
In defence of The Arts: "Dear NBC; Define "useless". - Art is essential to the very nature of humanity" article by Allison Caw in The Huffington Post (Oct 28, 2016)
"I was surprised to learn my career is a lifestyle choice" by James Norman, published in The Age, (Oct 22, 2016)
"Creative arts as a lifestyle choice"? Triple J s Hack program covered the issue (on Oct 25, 2016) where employment minister Senator Simon Birmingham dismissed a whole heap of arts courses (including acting) as merely "lifestyle choices" and announced his plans to make them ineligible for student loans.
List of transferable skills which theatre/drama training can provide
"Why a theatre degree trumps a business degree"
The 2016 Australia Day Address by Deng Thiak Adut Inspiration for all theatremakers: re: #challenges #achievement #freedomofexpression (Jan 26, 2016) Sign up today to call on the federal government to support a dynamic, growing and sustainable live performance industry in Australia.
Survey of Sydney's cultural venues and infrastructure - conducted by University of Western Sydney (June-July 2016)
"The agony and the agony"- Keynote address at the 2016 National Play Festival by Michael Gow (Australian playwright) via Playwriting Australia website (July 29, 2016)
What's wrong with Australian theatre by David Williamson (Australian playwright) via The Guardian (July 27, 2016)
The impact of #ausvotesarts story by Richard Watts / via @artshub (July 8, 2016)
New writing is a risk, but it's one theatres must take by Lyn Gardner / via The Guardian (July 5, 2016)
#IStandWithTheArts has been a remarkable moment for the arts. We mustn't stop here by Lee Lewis / via The Guardian (July 1, 2016)
Visual Artists Ireland proposes tourist bed tax to fund arts and cultural sector by Chris Sharratt / via A + N ... & @VisArtsIreland (June 23, 2016)
Everyday Creativity: Community Arts Re-imagined by Alan Lyddiard / via Community Arts International (June 21, 2016)
Papers from #ADSA2016 Conference of Australasian Association for Theatre , Drama & Performance Studies / (June 21-24, 2016) held in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
The electricity between actor and audience - article by Gabrielle Lyons / Evenings with David Curnow podcast via 612 ABC Brisbane (June 13, 2016)
Video of the 2016 Election National Arts Debate - via ArtSpeak & Melbourne's Wheeler Centre (June 8, 2016)
2015 Actors' Wellbeing Study - Short Description of the Preliminary Report :  … or the Full Preliminary Report PDF file here (54 pages) (Published June 29, 2015)
The Actors Benevolent Fund of NSW Inc provides assistance to professional performers who, due to injury, illness or disability are unable to work
Mental Health in the Australian Entertainment Industry; Research reports Phase 1 & Phase 2  via Entertainment Assist (Dec 2014 & August 2015) 
Lifeline Crisis Line: call 131114
Entertainment Assist: supports the Mental Health of Australian Entertainment Industry Workers
MEAA - Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance - Union and industry advocate
Theatre Network NSW - peak agency for theatre in NSW (Twitter @TheatreNSW )
Theatre Network Australia - Servicing The Professional Theatre Sector
Resources: Art, performance and cultural projects engaging with issues of economic justice and poverty across the world / via @PoorTheatres (ongoing)
'Protest' - a speech by Belarus Free Theatre's Natalia Kaliada presented at Melbourne's 2016 ISPA Congress (June 2, 2016)
Crowdfunding appeal - Support Belarus Free Theatre's Minsk-based ensemble to travel to the UK to create Burning Doors in collaboration with Pussy Riot's Maria Alyokhina
Perth Theatre Company exits stage / via Yahoo News (May 28, 2016)
Jeanette Winterson on why we need the imaginative life - via Arts Hub (May 26, 2016)
Culture's Value - Debates around the Arts / "No (is a one word poem)" by Julian Meyrick / via The Conversation (May 25, 2016)
Cultural Value Project - why the arts and culture matter, and how we capture the effects that they have (UK)
Understanding the value of the arts & culture - (May 25, 2016) podcast of lecture by Prof. Geoffrey Crossick, (Distinguished Professor of the Humanities in the School of Advanced Study, University of London and Director of the Arts & Humanities Research Council’s Cultural Value Project).
Wollongong Council votes to sell Coniston's Phoenix Theatre to local theatre company Phoenix Theatre Inc for $1 by Kate McIlwain / via Illawarra Mercury (May 24, 2016)
Lessons on making nice in the arts - by Madelaine Dore / Arts Hub (May 23, 2016)
Aging population a career opportunity for artists - by Richard Watts / Arts Hub (May 23, 2016)
Tommy Murphy chosen as Sydney Theatre Company’s new Patrick White Fellow by Andrew Taylor / via SMH (May 21, 2016)
Australia Council cuts hit arts sector - via ABC Radio / (May 17, 2016)
Carriageworks director Lisa Havilah calls on the arts to be entrepreneurial and take risks by Andrew Taylor / SMH (May 17,2016)
Doors shut fast and curtains drawn tight: Kate Mulvany on Australian performing arts by Kate Mulvany / via ABC Books & Arts (May 17, 2016)
Life skills you learn from drama by Brooke Boland / via ArtsHub (May 16, 2016)
Transcript of the Philip Parsons Memorial Lecture by actor/playwright Kate Mulvany presented at Belvoir St Theatre (May 16, 2016)
Audio: Listen to the 2016 Philip Parsons Memorial Lecture by Kate Mulvany (May 16, 2016)
"Why I'm Breaking Up With Aristotle" by Chantal Bilodeau... (as referenced in Kate Mulvany's lecture) (April 2016) 
Black Friday: on the cuts and mismanagement of Australian arts funding by Alison Croggon / The Monthly (May 16, 2016)
Sydney's PACT Centre For Emerging Artists is Defunded by Federal Government via PACT (May 16, 2016)
Australia, the Australia Council, and the Erosion of Cultural Rights by David Berthold / via his blog (May 14, 2016)
State theatre companies condemn LNP Arts policy via Daily Review (May 14, 2016)
Cut the crap about arts funding, just grant us access: Michael Burge @burgewords comments on #ArtsBlackFriday / via No Fibs (May 14, 2016)
Jobs, careers on the line as 'Black Friday' cuts hit arts sector by Lucy Carter / via ABC News (May 14, 2016)
Complex ecology, complex ironies by Esther Anatolitis (May 13, 2016)
Defunded organisations: what to do next by Caroline Sharpen / via Limelight Magazine (May 13, 2016)
Carnage in the arts: experts respond to the Australia Council cuts by Joanna Mendelssohn (Associate Prof., Art & Design: UNSW Australia) via The Conversation (May 13, 2016)
Full list of casualties from Brandis' arts bloodbath revealed via (May 13, 2016)
Arts funding shock: Malcolm Turnbull has 'seriously let down the arts community' - Michael Lynch - by Andrew Taylor via SMH (May 13, 2016)
Live theatre devastated by Australia Council cuts via MEAA News (May 13, 2016)
Arts funding cuts will hurt live performance industry skills, jobs, peak body says via ABC news (May 13, 2016)
65 arts organisations lose funding from Australia Council by Deborah Stone / via Arts Hub (May 13, 2016)
Australia Council announces $112M investment over four years in small to medium arts organisations via Australia Council (May 13, 2016)
Victorian arts organisations 'heartbroken' to miss out on Australia Council funding by Annabel Ross / via The Age (May 13, 2016)
CAST calls on Federal government to reinstate Australia Council funds Posted by Confederation of Australian State Theatres (CAST) - (May 13, 2016)
Friday the 13th: a bloody day in the arts by Dee Jefferson / via TimeOut  (May 13, 2016)
Arts workers should be angry about funding cuts – we can't work harder for less  by Eliza Sarlos / via The Guardian (May 13, 2016)
Express to nowhere: The defunding of Express Media and Voiceworks will destroy a good part of our country’s literary future by Anwen Crawford (May 13, 2016)
Shock and anger as sector responds to funding crisis by Richard Watts / via Arts Hub (May 13, 2016)
AMPAG Statement on Federal Arts Funding Cuts 2016 (PDF File) by AMPAG (May 13, 2016)
Australia Council funding cuts savage top small companies by Michaela Boland / via The Australian (May 13, 2016)
Arts organisations nationwide in jeopardy after Australia Council funding cuts by David Spicer / via ABC News (May 12, 2016)
American Theatre: 6 theatre workers you should know via American theatre TCG (May 12, 2016)
Philip Parsons lecture: actor Kate Mulvany says performing arts sector demoralised and fearful by Andrew Taylor / via SMH (May 11, 2016)
Why Building Arts-Based Communities Is So Important by Suzanne Gerber / via Next Avenue (May 11, 2016)
Cate Blanchett helps Sydney Theatre Company post profit but funding cuts cast shadow by Andrew Taylor / via SMH (May 10, 2016)
Flooding Australia with imported books would be an assault on our literary culture by Michael Heyward of The Text Publishing Co. / via The Guradian (May 10, 2016)
Where are the arts in Turnbull's agility spin? by Federal Shadow Minister for the Arts, Mark Dreyfus QC / via Arts Hub (May 6, 2016)
The Economics of Culture by Matthew Westwood / via The Australian (May 3, 2016)
Exposing the creative industries fallacy by Justin O'Connor / via Arts Hub (May 2, 2016)
Irish arts, culture & heritage needs adequate funding & a dedicated government Department - an Irish arts petition (May 2016)
Culture WITH people, not just FOR people by Agnieszka Wizniewska (Poland) / PDF file / (Re-published April 26, 2016)
Author Charlotte Wood's Stella Prize Acceptance Speech / via Stella Prize (April 19, 2016)
Canadian Government Earmarks Nearly $1.9 Billion for Culture and the Arts in New Budget by Karen Bliss / via Billboard (March 24, 2016)
"The worst arts administration in 40 years" by Deborah Stone / via Arts Hub (March 9, 2016)
Let's rethink what theatres are for by David Jubb / via The Stage, U.K. (March 3, 2016)
Irish playwright Abbie Spallen wins $150,000 prize by Martin Doyle / via The Irish Times (March 1, 2016)
14 Ways Being A Drama Kid Can Help You As An Adult by Maritsa Patrinos / via BuzzFeed (Feb 24, 2016)
Mental health woes are rife in the arts – no wonder by Jennifer Andersen / via The Conversation (Feb 18, 2016)
'Left for dead': Why cuts to youth arts funding are bad news for all of us by Laura Hartnell / via ABC News (Dec 21, 2015) 
Israel to Shut Down the Only Palestinian Theatre in Jerusalem by Abir Kopty (Nov 26, 2015) 
Performance Making in a Violent World by Rani Pramesti (Nov 14, 2015)
International Arts Activity - Australian Arts Sector Report via the Australia Council For The Arts (August 2015)
How walking fosters creativity via Open Culture (July 8, 2015)  
Major arts companies throw little guys under the bus after Brandis' shake-up by Ben Eltham / via (May 29, 2015)
We can’t defend the arts without discussing the ideology driving the cuts by EchoTango blog (May 2015)
After the budget: shh! Australia's era of artistic silencing begins by Van Badham / via the Guardian (May 13, 2015)
Embracing the elusive: Keynote speech by Frie Leysen at the Australian Theatre Forum (Jan 23, 2015)
Indonesian Theatre and Its Double: Keynote Speech by Goenawan Mohamad at the Australian Theatre Forum (Jan 20, 2015)

Radio shows covering Theatre, in Sydney

ARTS TUESDAY on Eastside Radio 89.7 FM with Diana Simmonds and Gaz Simpson10.30am (Tue)
STAGEFRIGHT on @fbiradio 94.5fm with @TerrySerio 10am Wednesdays 
STAGES2SERFM on 2SER107.3fm with Benito @DiFonzo & Regina Botros 7pm Wednesdays
ARTS THURSDAY on Eastside Radio 89.7 FM with Susie Lindeman & Maisy Stapleton 10.30am to Noon (Thu)

Books and collections of theatre-related material in Sydney Currency Press,  164 James St (between Pitt & George St), Redfern. (02) 9319 5877  
(no website available) Performing Arts Bookshop - Level 3, 262 Pitt St, Town Hall, Sydney The Book Nook - Australia's Performing Arts Bookshop / Toowoomba, Qld Gleebooks (upstairs) 49 Glebe Pt Rd, Glebe - opposite the primary school (Parramatta Rd end) 
Elizabeth's Bookstore  - 343 Pitt Street (between Liverpool and Bathurst), Sydney CBD  Phone: (02) 9267 2533
Elizabeth's Bookstore - 257 King St, Newtown (next to Franklins Supermarket, near Dendy Cinema)) is good for a large range of secondhand theatre books. Phone: (02) 9550 5691 Mr Pickwick's Fine Old Books - 86 Katoomba St, Katoomba - downstairs at Mr Pickwick's houses at least 8 shelves of plays (second hand) NIDA library / Kensington   - ring the librarian and make a booking. Note: you can't take anything home, only photocopies, but it's full of great plays, monologues, musicals, etc. NIDA Library Catalogue (National Institute of Dramatic Art) Sydney
Sydney Theatre - Hickson Rd, Walsh Bay - bookshop  in the foyer of the Sydney Theatre, with a range of videos, plays and theory texts. Dennis Wolanski Library Press Clippings Collection

Theatre and Arts Marketing Video's from Australia Council 2012 Arts Marketing Summit
Theatre Marketing from Chris Hughes, founding partner of Theatrepeople
Top 15 theatre marketing tactics
Theatrespace - young people and theatre research project
Business mistakes arts organisations should never make
Connecting Arts Audiences Online - Australia Council Research
Geeks, tweets and bums on seats - SMH Article June 2010
Advice on theatre marketing from Clay Mabbit in Indianapolis, USA

THEATRE CROWDFUNDING sites around the world. WeFund , United Kingdom Pozible Australia