We investigate why classical music and the high arts are so inhospitable to people from the working-class in Australia – a country that considers itself a classless society where everyone has “a fair go”.
As Wesley Enoch prepares his fifth and final Sydney Festival, we look at the successes and controversies of his artistic directorship, and whether the self-acknowledged risk-taker might follow his sister into politics.
The Chief Executive Officer of Arts Centre Melbourne reflects on singing in church as a child, favourite concerts, and music that has kept her sane during lockdown, from Bach’s Goldberg Variations to Hamilton.
A number of organisations provide support for musicians, artists and arts workers. During these challenging times for the arts industry, many have set up services to deal specifically with the COVID-19 crisis and its effect on the arts community.