Ben Eltham's Cultural Policy Blog

Art Press Release from Australia. Published by Rebecca Gabrielle Cannon on Monday 16 November 2009.

Ben Eltham, a writer for New Matilda, and previously director of the Straight Out Of Brisbane Festival, is currently gaining a strong following on his Cultural Policy Blog, possibly the only of its kind in the world.

As described on the site, the blog started off as a learning exercise for Eltham’s PhD in Cultural Policy at the University of Western Sydney’s Centre for Cultural Research.

Eltham has gradually expanded it to give a wider focus on the fields of cultural policy, cultural economics, cultural studies, the sociology of the arts, aesthetics, media studies and the philosophy of art.

A worthwhile addition to a cultural worker’s feed reader. For example, check out his observations on the reduction in transparency of the Australia Council’s reports.