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Still from recording of feature writing workshop at The Channel - Arts Centre Melbourne. Two women are sitting on stage against a black backdrop. On the left is Celina, an Asian Australian woman in her mid-20s with a black bob, denim jacket and black dress. On the right is Madeleine, a middle aged Caucasian woman wearing a blue and white floral shirt and white pants.
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ArtsHub writing workshop: Feature Writing

In this session, ArtsHub's Madeleine Swain and Celina Lei run through feature writing from pitch to publish.

A concert venue with three raised hands reaching upwards fro the crowd, through purple and yellow spotlights. Wellness comedy.
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Wellness during comedy festival season

As a stand-up comedian you need to look after your audience, but to do that properly you need to look…

Aerialist Lauren Watson in a scene from 'NERVE'. Photo: Cinnamon Smith. A performer with her leg and arms raised, balancing on her sitting bones. The background is pitch black with soft lights illuminating her body.
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A matter of perception 

Disabled entrepreneurs who choose the arts to engage with their audiences.

Cessalee Stovall delivers a Stage A Change workshop at Darlinghurst Theatre Company. Photo: Amylia Harris. Stovall stands on the right hand side, speaking to a group of people who are sitting around tables. She is a woman with black curly hair tied up in a bun, brown skin, wearing a pink cardigan.
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Perspectives on the concept, craft and currency of community engagement

Forward-thinking performing arts organisations are embracing community engagement in new and expansive ways.

Alison McKay, Untitled, 2017, Sand and nails on wooden stand. Image: Supplied. An artwork consisting of a tiny precarious plinth with nails hammered into the top, and loose damp sand surrounding the nails.
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Why is the art world still married to meritocracy?

Part lottery, part systematic exclusion: three artists speak about the limitations of the meritocratic approach, and imagine how the art…

Leave. Adam Wheeler speaks of moving back to Tasmania after 17 years in Melbourne. Image: ‘Body Body Commodity’ by Jenni Large and Tasdance. Photo: Gabriel Comerford. Three dancers on a dark stage wear pastel-coloured leotards and play with large shape forms on their bodies, while in the background a solo violinist is spotlit.
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To leave, or not to leave – this is the question

Three creatives reveal how the grass is greener where you water it, and how their arts practices were enhanced by…

Families. Korean-Japanese ‘family’ band, Tennger. Photo: Supplied. Three figures stand in a triangle arrangement looking at the viewer with their hands in prayer. They are all wearing white flowing garments in a natural setting with a brown, rocky background.
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Creativity begins at home? Families in support of artistic growth

How does the influence of creative parents affect a child as they grow? We take a look at three distinct…

Shane MacGowan. Image is of two band members on a stage, one singing into a microphone and wearing a flat cap.
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Shane MacGowan: a timeless voice for Ireland’s UK diaspora

MacGowan gave visibility to the second-generation Irish in England, says Dr Sean Campbell.

neurodivergent. disability. Image is a group of people with various disabilities gathered in a space and workshopping drama ideas.
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Take us as we are – empowering neurodivergent and disabled experiences in the arts

The arts industry has a long way to go in accommodating creatives and audiences who do not conform to dominant,…

path. Image is a green hedge maze.
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Entering theatre at different life stages – taking another path

Some arts practitioners follow a straight line into their chosen profession. Others take a more circuitous path. Moving from the…

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