Cancelling Culture

Orson Welles is supposed to have said: ‘I don’t know anything about art, but I know what I like.’ Katauskas has given this a 21st-century twist by linking it to the government’s failure to help the cultural sector, one of the hardest hit by the pandemic. Artists, filmmakers, performers and other creative people faced abrupt, widespread unemployment due to social distancing restrictions. A $250 million funding relief package was announced in June, but by August less than 20 per cent had been allocated.