TURNING PAGES: WRITERS DESERVE MORE FROM THE GRANTS SYSTEM

Writers are made, not born, by investing time and money (usually their own) in their development, Forge says. They buy time to write by reducing paid working hours, writing hundreds of words for underfunded literary magazines and other outlets for a nominal fee (or for nothing but “exposure”) and spending every spare moment “practising their scales”. And support comes from a small, low-paid or voluntary army of workers: editors, festival directors, editorial assistants.

By Jane Sullivan; more at The Age, 12th November, 2016.

SA arts funding at risk of being ‘decimated’, rally at Parliament House hears

Arts funding in South Australia has reached crisis point with many leading arts organisations at imminent risk of closing, the State Theatre Company has warned.

About 100 people have rallied on the steps of Parliament House to protest against proposed cuts to the State Government’s arts budget.

It wants to cut funding over the next three years by about $8.5 million per annum from 2018-19.

By Claire Campbell; more at ABC News

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