Full impact of arts cuts revealed

allianceThe full impact of cuts to arts funding by the federal government was revealed yesterday with the release of a revised grants structure by the Australia Council, says the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance, the union and industry advocate for Australia’s creative professionals.

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Actors and crew deliver #saveourstories petition to Parliament

Save Our StoriesLeading Australian actors and crew visited Canberra on Tuesday to deliver a petition to Arts Minister George Brandis urging the government to not axe the visa rules that protect local jobs and stories.

Minister Brandis refused to meet the MEAA delegation to receive the #saveourstories visual petition, despite repeated requests. Instead, actors Geoff Morrell, Nadine Garner, Jay Laga'aia, Dave Nichols (key grip) and Robyn Elliott (costume supervisor) met with Labor shadow ministers and key cross-benchers.

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Arts lovers to join mass dance action this Friday

sm equityIn the wake of the federal budget almost 5,000 people have signed a petition (http://bit.ly/1A5pdy8) calling for adequate arts funding, free from political interference.  

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Australians for artistic freedom

sm equityIn the wake of the federal budget, leading Australian artists are calling on the Federal Government to support a vibrant, independent arts sector.

Read their open letter here http://bit.ly/1B0ItrM and sign the petition here http://bit.ly/1A5pdy8

Free event for MEAA members at Vivid Sydney

allianceJoin us for a fascinating panel discussion followed by drinks at the MCA on Friday May 29.

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Ciara Dance Auditions: Refund Deadline Extended

sm equityDancers who paid for auditions to appear alongside the US artist Ciara will have until March 31 to apply for a refund. This follows contact between Equity and representatives of the organisers.

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