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Covid-19 reveals crisis in arts funding

‘Covid-19 is an opportunity to ask ourselves as a nation why we take our artists and cultural organisations for granted. Why, even in an emergency, can’t we find the money to fund a couple of hundred of the most important arts organisations in the country properly?’—In an opinion piece for the Guardian, Ben Eltham looks at how the federal government’s systemic underfunding of the arts sector has worsened the effect of the Covid-19 crisis on the industry.

 

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