The Arts Minister discusses developing a cultural policy, an insurance scheme, local content quotas, support of the commercial sector and the role of the Australia Council, but remains tight-lipped on funding levels.
Steve Dow is the 2020 Walkley Arts Journalism Award recipient for his essay, profile and reportage portfolio. The Melbourne-born, Sydney-based arts writer’s work also appears in The Saturday Paper, Guardian Australia, The Monthly, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Meanjin, Art Guide and Vault.
Articles by Steve Dow
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