Happy 2nd Birthday to Us

Happy Birthday mainThis week, Australian Arts Review (AAR) celebrates its 2nd Anniversary of providing coverage of Australia’s professional and independent performing and visual arts.

From humble beginnings in 2013, the Arts Review website has grown to reach more than 12,500 subscribers each month (and growing), supported by over 3,500 Likes on our Facebook Page reaching a further 7,500+ people each week.

We aim to present a diverse cross-section of what is happening both locally and nationally throughout the professional and independent performing and visual arts sectors. Our On the Couch series remains one of our most popular features, and we hope to expand our reviewing opportunities into areas not currently covered over the next 12 months.

Arts Review doesn’t just happen! I would like to take this opportunity to thank the people who help support us – from the artists, publicists, producers, venues and organisations – who provide a steady supply of wonderful material to work with.

I would especially like to thank my small team of reviewers, Tim Byrne (Melbourne), Thomas Jones (Melbourne), Jennifer Piper (Melbourne), Bill Stephens (Canberra), Jason Whyte (Melbourne), and Maryann Wright (Sydney) for their continued dedication and commitment to Arts Review.

With thanks to our wonderful Arts Review supporters, we have some special give-aways to help celebrate our 2nd Anniversary, including a double-pass to But Wait… There’s More (Circus Oz), 2 double passes to Faultlines at the Roslyn Packer Theatre in Sydney, 5 double in-season passes to Elaine Page I’m Still Here on the big screen, and 2 CDs from Combo Paris – who are touring Australia in June.

For more information, and your chance to win one of our special prizes, visit: www.artsreview.com.au/competitions for all the details.

I do hope you will encourage your friends and/or colleagues to checkout our website, or like us on Facebook. Do take time to click through to our on-page advertisers (they help us keep running) and I look forward to your continued support over the next 12 months.

With much thanks,

Rohan Shearn
Managing Editor
Australian Arts Review