Kill Your Darlings is deeply and openly concerned about the proposed changes to arts funding announced in the last budget. Our co-founders, Rebecca Starford and Hannah Kent, have written an open letter on the subject, and Hannah attended the recent Arts Delegation held in Canberra.

For this special edition of the Kill Your Darlings Podcast, we speak with Hannah Kent, Esther Anatolitis (Director of Regional Arts Victoria) and Lisa Dempster (Director/CEO of Melbourne Writers Festival) about recent developments in national arts funding, what the arts cuts will mean to their organisations, and ask them what their criteria is for ‘artistic excellence’.

You can also stream this episode in full on our SoundCloud page.