Australia faces $87 million arts cuts
May 19, 2014 by norman lebrecht
A host of grass-roots initiatives, many of them music based, will lose their funding over the next four years. The big institutions – Opera Australia and Australian Ballet – have been ring-fenced, but the language of the budget is anti-art and the outcome is likely to be another exodus of Australian artists.
Arts makers and shakers, led by Nobel Prizewinner J M Coetzee, have written an open letter to the prime minister here.
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