Big Ideas brings you the best of talks, forums, debates, and festivals held in Australia and around the world, casting light on the major social, cultural, scientific and political issues
June 9th, 2016
Episode 360 of 548 episodes
The creative arts are invariably political. They reflect social and political concerns, and are affected by political decisions, such as who receives public arts funding. 'Big Ideas' hears from four artists, each engaging, in their own way, with issue of forced migration. Plus, a performing arts 'roundtable' discusses why, in an era of screen-based home entertainment, the performing arts still matter, and how they are being affected by budget cuts.