Emerging and experimental arts
Contemporary Australian art is fuelled by the experimentation and innovation of artists creating work at the edges of established arts practices.
Each of the Australia Council’s funding programs supports innovation and the development of artistic practice within particular artforms.
The Emerging and Experimental Arts section, however, supports new artistic practice that does not fall within the existing funding guidelines of the artform boards. This includes creative processes such as interdisciplinary and hybrid arts, and cross-disciplinary projects involving artists and practitioners from other fields.
We support artists to experiment with process and artistic outcomes of their work, enhancing their capacity to make conceptual or practical leaps in our knowledge and perception of what constitutes art.
Artists working in this field create works that transform our experience of art – it is challenging, new and as yet unresolved in terms of its position within established artforms.
Emerging and experimental art may not always have broad audience appeal, but it is important as a research and development engine within the arts, influencing and impacting other artforms.
The types of arts projects we support are necessarily exploratory in nature and fit broadly within a framework of research and development, experimentation and creative development.
The Emerging and Experimental Arts section supportd artists to create engaging works from concept development through to production.
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