“For me, hope is ultimately the message and meaning of Christmas. Hope is born into this world every day. We have only to grasp it, commit to it, cherish it and renew it. Sounds like a lot to do? Well... that is what music is for. That is why we sing.”
In September the Australia Council published updated Protocols for using First Nations Cultural and Intellectual Property in the Arts. The protocols address key legal, ethical and moral considerations for the use of Indigenous cultural material in the arts.
Yvonne Audette, Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to the visual arts as an abstract painter whose work is in public collections including several galleries and museums.
Mid June 2020 in the UK Shaun Tan was awarded the Kate Greenaway Medal for illustrated children’s books for ‘Tales from the Inner City’. See https://carnegiegreenaway.org.uk/tag/2020/
In 2020 we congratulate musician Deborah Conway AM, one of eight artists to receive an Australia Council Award. These prestigious national awards recognise Australian artists who have made an outstanding contribution to their art forms, and to the cultural life of the nation.
Following up on our lead articles about the impact of the coronavirus on the arts in Australia and the links we have provided to various resources, there is also some helpful cross-industry information from the Australian Cultural Fund at ‘Artist support | We're here to help’.
You ask and maybe, just maybe, you may get! This announcement of the JobKeeper package heralds some help for the self employed and contractors.
The Federal Government recently announced (on 22nd March 2020) several Superannuation measures as part of its second stimulus package to assist self-funded retirees curb the economic impact Coronavirus.
While the stimulus announcements from both the Federal and various State Governments have been very welcome, there has been very little in the announced packages to support self employed small businesses.
We here at Lowensteins have been pro-actively trying to adapt to the ever increasing developments and the ever-changing environment.
To that end, as we are most conscious of trying to ensure the health and safety of our staff and clients, we have instituted the following steps: