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Currency House is restructuring during 2021 and rebuilding our website. We will be re-issuing the complete backlist of Platform Papers in a new electronic edition later this year with the support of the School of Literature, Art and Media, Sydney University.

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Veteran theatre critic and publisher Katharine Brisbane AM delivers a landmark Platform Paper that defines the major challenges faced by artists in Australia this century. As the sector emerges from the COVID-19 crisis she takes an overview of the 62 Papers published by Currency House since 2004... more

‘Some years ago’, writes Mark Williams, ‘an international cabaret performer was told by a sensible Australian aunt: “All you’ll have at the end is a scrapbook and some memories.”’
Are things better for our performance artists in Australia today? Williams says no,... more

3pm to 5.30pm, Wednesday 30 May at Australian Theatre for Young People, Pier 4/5 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay, Sydney

Introduced by ATYP Director, Fraser Corfield

Keynote Address - Sue Giles, author of Young People and The Arts: An agenda for change

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Launch of Platform Paper 54 ‘Young People And The Arts: An agenda for change

In the fairy tale Little Red Riding Hood is sent off on her task to bring her grandma a basket of goodies.  Don’t stray from the path is her... more

Matt Kelly, who, with Richard Higgins, makes up the award-winning comedy duo The Listies, had some sage advice for adults at the launch of Platform Papers 54, Sue Giles’ Young People and the Arts: An agenda for change, at the launch at the Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne, on 2... more

Sales are now LIVE for #PP54 by Polyglot Theatre's Artistic Director and Vice President of... more

Join us for the launch of Platform Papers 54 YOUNG PEOPLE AND THE ARTS: An agenda for change by Sue Giles.
4.30 – 6.30pm Friday 2 February at the Malthouse Theatre.

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Read Richard Watts' article on the programming of Australian stories in the regions - and revisit Lindy Hume's bestselling Platform Papers on the topic Restless Giant: Changing cultural values in regional Australia

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