Four young composers from across Australia are competing to have their compositions performed by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in its 2008 Metropolis Series.

In its 20th incarnation the Brunswick Music Festival celebrates in style with a line-up of the world’s best in world, folk and roots music

In 2002 a joke spawned a comedy institution. A handful of local acts appearing that January decided to call their show 'The Hobart Comedy Festival - the world's smallest cultural event'. What was not expected was that immediately there was interest from other states for an opportunity to attend.

The winners of Short & Sweet 2007 were announced last night at the Fairfax Studio at the Arts Centre, with 49 Stories about Brian MacKenzie winning the $5,000 prize for Best Overall Production, as well as the Best Director Prize going to Jonno Katz for Bury Your Goldfish.

After their return from a two-month residency in Macau, Melbourne based contemporary arts company WELL return to Melbourne to kick start 2008 with their latest project Great Wall of Books

Since its inception with one award for comedy in 2001, the Melbourne Airport Emerging Talent Program has grown to cover a range of awards for emerging artists across Melbourne.

Carol Schwartz, AM, President of the Melbourne International Arts Festival
announced Brett Sheehy as Artistic Director for the 2009 and 2010 Melbourne Festivals. Sheehy takes over from current Artistic Director, Kristy Edmunds who presents her final festival in 2008.

Jazz lovers are set to experience a breathtaking line up of acclaimed international and Australian artists.