News: February 2018

Arts educators call for a visionary approach to arts education and creative work

Media release 27 February 2018

In meetings in Canberra yesterday with advisers from all political parties and senior staff from the federal education and arts departments, the National Advocates for Arts Education called for a rethinking of all political parties’ commitment to various key aspects of arts education, and made specific recommendations.

A delegation of members of the NAAE asserted yesterday that arts skills are at least as important as literacy and numeracy and should be prioritised alongside STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths).

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Dancenorth winners of a prestigious 2017 Sidney Myer Performing Arts Award

Five Dancenorth dancers walk out of the sea through rough waves.Photo: Amber Haines

North Queensland based and nationally renowned dance company Dancenorth have been awarded the 2017 Sidney Myer Group Award

The winners of the prestigious 2017 Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards were announced by Carrillo Gantner AO, Chair of the Sidney Myer Fund at the Brisbane Powerhouse as part of the Australian Performing Arts Market on Wednesday 21 February 2018.

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Australian Dance Awards 2018

Join us for the 21st Australian Dance Awards at 4.00 pm on Saturday 8 September at the Brisbane Powerhouse.

‘It’s the creative exploration, boundary pushing play, articulation and expression that makes dance in Australia one of our most significant art forms and something seriously worth celebrating!’ Sarah W., The Plus Ones

Experience live performances and award presentations at one of the country’s most prestigious performing arts awards.

The Australian Dance Awards recognise Australia's outstanding dancers, choreographers and performances of the past year and honour individuals who have made significant contributions to the art form.

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