Keeping Culture Strong

POSTPONEMENT OF NATIONAL REGIONAL FORUMS: May - July 2015​

Recently we invited you to attend national regional conversations about Australia Council grant funding programs and your ambitions for your culture, arts and communities.

We will be postponing the regional roadshow sessions due to the recent 2015-16 federal budget announcement on Tuesday 12 May by the Australian Government in relation to Australia Council funding.

The announcement made last week as part of the 2015-16 federal budget were unexpected and have significant implications. We are currently working through exactly what the impact will be.

Our Board and Executive are giving immediate and careful consideration to which programs and initiatives we are able to continue delivering with funding that does not sit within existing government directed programs, and which programs will need to be suspended as a result of funding being redirected to the Ministry for the Arts. While that process is underway these roadshows will be postponed until we have further information to share.

The Australia Council continues to be a committed advocate for Australian arts, leveraging the deep expertise and knowledge developed through a 40+ history of delivering arts support to build markets and audiences for Australian work.

The relationships we have with the arts sector in Australia and abroad are an integral part of our work. We will keep you updated and greatly appreciate your efforts in pursuit of our shared vision for a vibrant, diverse and sustainable arts sector.

For more information please visit our website here.

We will keep you informed of future plans.

Kind regards,

Lydia

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