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Slash & Burn

In the past year governments from Australia to Israel have targeted arts funding, in efforts to assert greater political control over art institutions and as part of austerity measures.

Artists and arts workers at the National Day of Action in Sydney on June 18, 2015, as part of the #FreeTheArts 

campaign to protest the diversion of AUD 105 million federal arts funding from the Australia Council to the new National 

Program for Excellence in the Arts. Photo by Joan Cameron-Smith. Courtesy Free the Arts.

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