Media Releases

PPCA and the Australia Council announce recording grants recipients

17 July 2017

PPCA and Australia Council today announce the recipients of five grants of $15,000 offered under an innovative partnership between the two organisations.

The National Arts Participation Survey: State and Territory Results

17 July 2017

The Australia Council for the Arts has today released the state and territory level results from the third National Arts Participation Survey.

Connecting Australians: The National Arts Participation Survey

27 June 2017

The Australia Council for the Arts has today released the findings from the third National Arts Participation Survey. The findings confirm the significant and increasing personal value Australians place on the impact of the arts, and the ways in which they make our communities stronger and more cohesive.

Australia Council partners with Macquarie Group to support a First Nations Curator

26 June 2017

Applications will open on the 1 July for the Macquarie Group First Nations Emerging Curator Award. The Award, part of a new partnership between the Macquarie Group Foundation and the Australia Council for the Arts, will provide work and development opportunities for a First Nations emerging visual arts curator.

Marten Bequest scholarships send Australian artists around the globe

06 June 2017

Twelve Australian artists have been announced as recipients of the 2017 Marten Bequest scholarships, worth a total of $600,000.

National Indigenous Arts Awards mark Referendum anniversary

27 May 2017

The Australia Council for the Arts celebrates four extraordinary artists who will be honoured at the 10th National Indigenous Arts Awards (NIAA) tonight at the Sydney Opera House.

Revealing Reading: A Survey of Australian Reading Habits

26 May 2017

The Australia Council for the Arts has today released a summary of new research into Australian book reading habits which reveals Australians rank reading as their favourite leisure activity and they still prefer a printed book in their hands.

Australia Council delivers more than $7 million for 270 arts projects

16 May 2017

The Australia Council for the Arts has today announced more than $7 million to support 270 projects delivered by individuals, groups and small-to-medium organisations through the first of three grant rounds for 2017.

Australian Pavilion To Present Tracey Moffatt’s Solo Exhibition My Horizon

10 May 2017

Evoking tantalising, open-ended narratives, MY HORIZON comprises two new series of large-scale photographs, Body Remembers and Passage, and two new video works, Vigil and The White Ghosts Sailed In, which use carefully constructed scenarios while drawing upon inspirations as diverse as television news reports, poetry, Surrealist painting, documentary photography, Hollywood cinema and the artist’s personal memories.

Regional and remote arts touring projects receive more than 2 million

09 May 2017

The Australia Council for the Arts has today announced more than $2.8 million from the February Grant round for three arts touring programs – Playing Australia, Contemporary Music Touring Program and Contemporary Touring Initiative – all with a significant focus on touring in regional and remote areas.

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