What are the four drivers that have shaped Australia’s policy settings for arts and culture?

AAH News A New Approach, Media release, Policy & Research

A New Approach today released its fourth report, Behind the scenes: Drivers of arts and cultural policy settings in Australia and beyond. As a nation we are facing unprecedented challenges, as we wrestle with the consequences of back-to-back bushfire and pandemic crises as well as Australia’s first recession in 29 years. Arts and culture have a significant role to play …

Mobilising ideas and talent for the creative economy

AAH News Academy, Policy & Research

By Academy Executive Director, Dr Christina Parolin. First published in ArtsHub, 30 June 2020. 2020 has been a record year for challenges: catastrophic bushfires, a brutal global pandemic, the shutdown of our cultural and creative sectors, unemployment shooting up the charts, and a massive fee hike for those wanting to study humanities, arts and social science courses at university. It’s …

Government package for Australian arts, culture and entertainment welcomed

AAH News A New Approach, Media release

As Australia charts a path beyond the COVID-19 lockdown, independent arts and culture think tank A New Approach (ANA) has welcomed today’s announcement from the Federal Government of a targeted financial package to get our arts, culture and entertainment industry up and running again. ANA Program Director Kate Fielding said ‘The Federal Government’s $250 million injection throws a lifeline that …

Humanities hit hardest when needed more than ever

AAH News Media release, Policy & Research

Australian Academy of the Humanities Media Release

The Australian Academy of the Humanities today expressed deep concern about the Government’s changes to university fee structures, which disproportionally affect the humanities and call into question the very role of the 21st century university. “This is potentially the greatest hit to Australia’s humanities sector in a century”, said Professor Joy Damousi, President of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. …

Fellows recognised in 2020 Queen’s Birthday Honours List

AAH News Fellows in the news

The Academy warmly congratulates two of its Fellows who have been awarded honours in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours list. Professor Stephen Garton FASSA FRAHS FAHA was appointed a Member (AM) of the Order of Australia in the General Division for significant service to tertiary education administration, and to history. Formerly the Challis Professor of History at the University of …

Academy offers support for national recognition of First Nations People

AAH News Academy, Media release

As Australia marks the 20th anniversary of our national reconciliation walks of 2000, the Australian Academy of the Humanities (AAH) acknowledges the role and contribution of Indigenous researchers and knowledge custodians in telling and sharing our national story. “Australia’s humanities researchers have played a central role in recognising Indigenous culture, history, knowledge and practice as foundational to this story’, said …

Middle Australia says arts and culture are fundamental to Australia’s way of life

AAH News A New Approach, Media release

A key research report ‘A view from middle Australia: Perceptions of arts, culture and creativity’ commissioned by independent arts and culture think tank, A New Approach (ANA), captures Australians’ passion about the role art and culture plays in our lives. At a time when our nation has had to invent new ways to be creative, the report released today reveals …

Applications open for ABC’s Top 5 Media Residencies program

AAH News Fellows in the news, Opportunities

The Australian Academy of the Humanities is proud to support ABC’s search for Australia’s next generation of research talent with applications now open for the 2020 ABC Top 5 Media Residencies program. Now in its third year, the program offers outstanding early career humanities, arts and social science researchers a two-week residency at the ABC’s Radio National. During the residency, …

Our cultural and creative future at the crossroads

AAH News A New Approach, Academy, Policy & Research

The first quarter of 2020 can best be summed up in one word – ‘unprecedented’. From severe drought, to calamitous bushfires, and now COVID-19, every element of our lives has been touched in some way. The Australian Academy of the Humanities offers its deepest sympathies to those experiencing loss, illness, isolation and financial strain at this extraordinary time. The Academy champions …

Call for humanities expertise on COVID-19 and pandemics

AAH News Academy, Opportunities

Australia’s COVID-19 Expert Database The Australian Academy of the Humanities is pleased to be joining forces with Australia’s other Learned Academies to launch the COVID-19 Expert Database. The database provides access to Australia’s leading researchers and experts across all disciplines who are willing and able to help Australia tackle COVID-19 and its aftermath. Envisaged as a publicly available searchable database, …