Visual Arts

Khaled-web-sizeThe visual arts panel supports the contemporary expression of art through the broadest range of visual media; including craft, design, media arts and visual arts. This support includes grants to living artists and funding for contemporary arts organisations as well as national and international exhibitions and events. Other forms of funding are made through market and audience development initiatives and cross-sector programs.

In providing support to living artists and arts organisations, the panel aims to encourage the engagement of people in Australia and elsewhere in innovative visual art. Through the New Work grant category and Key Organisations, the panel also allocates funds on behalf of the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy.

Please contact us for advice or assistance with completing your online applications and for information on the grants and initiatives administered through the panel. Read more about the panel

About this image:Khaled Sabsabi, 70,000 Veils, 2014, installation view at the 5th Marrakech Biennale, Image courtesy of the artist and Milani Gallery. Khaled was assisted to create this new work for the Biennale through the Visual Arts, Creative Australia- New Work grant category.

Latest News and Projects

Fiona Foley & Julie Ewington recognised

Fiona Foley & Julie Ewington recognised

The Australia Council for the Arts has recognised the outstanding contributions made by visual artist Fiona Foley and curator Julie Ewington by awarding them the 2013 Visual Arts Awards.

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Our team and contacts

Julie Lomax, Director
Email or call on (02) 9215 9169

Sandy Saxon,Program Manager
or call on (02) 9215 9020

Julie Spatt, Program Officer
or call on (02) 9215 9336

Alex Bellemore, Program Officer
Email or call on (02) 9215 9042

Rebecca McLean-Chan, Program Officer
or call on (02) 9215 9122

Brian Murphy, Section Co-ordinator
or call on 02 9215 9121

Denise Thwaites, Administration Officer
Email or call on 02 9215 9068

Skype: visual.arts.board