We help make Australian theatre a vibrant contemporary artform, which connects creatively with communities.
The Australia Council is interested in quality and diversity in the creation and presentation of contemporary theatre including most forms of live performance including multi-disciplinary works.
Read more about the theatre section.
Image: Stuck Pigs Squealing “The Apocalypse Bear Trilogy”. Photo: Paul Dunn
Women in Theatre
Report by Prof Elaine Lally in consultation with Prof Sarah Miller commissioned by the Australia Council for the Arts
This report was commissioned by the Australia Council to bring the research on the issue of women in creative leadership in theatre up to the present day.
Read the report here. Please note the survey closed on Monday 28 May.
Latest News and Projects
Rupert Myer AM, Chair of the Australia Council for the Arts has today welcomed the launch of the National Cultural Policy and response to the recommendations of the Australia Council review. Read more >
Please note that the Australia Council’s Online Grants System will be closed for scheduled maintenance from Saturday morning 23 February, to midday on Sunday 24 February. Read more >
Following a rigorous and competitive process, Insite Arts has been appointed to deliver the Managing and Producing Services (MAPS for Artists) in South Australia.
Theatre Assessment Panel Members
- Stephen Armstrong, Chair (Vic) (bio)
- Humphrey Bower (WA) (bio)
- Jo Duffy (TAS) (bio)
- Helen Hristofski (NSW) (bio)
- Steve Mayhew (SA) (bio)
- Sarah Neal (QLD (bio)
- Fiona Winning (NSW) (bio)
Read more about our panel members >
Theatre sector plan
Read about our involvement with the sector, current issues, short and medium term goals and priorities for the sector. Find out more
Our team and contacts
Lyn Wallis, Director
Email or call on (02) 9215 9192
Amrit Gill, Program Manager (Cultural Leadership skills and program)
Email or call on (02) 9215 9107
Willa Stanton, Program Officer (New Work production, Fellowships, Program Presenter)
Email or call on (02) 9215 9040
Tegan Richardson, Program Officer (New Work creative development, YAI, Program Youth Arts)
Email or call on (02) 9215 9117
Lee Griffiths, Section Coordinator
Email or call on (02) 9215 9088
Kerian Du, Administration Officer
Email or call (02) 9215 9105