Media Releases

Australian Literary Delegation visits Indian writers’ festivals

16 January 2017

The Australia Council for the Arts will lead a delegation of Australian publishers and writers’ festival programmers on a 12-day program to India from Friday 13 January 2017.

Vale James Fairfax AC

13 January 2017

On behalf of the Australia Council, I would like to acknowledge the life of James Fairfax AC.

Australia Council invests in arts projects

10 January 2017

The Australia Council for the Arts has today announced a $5.8 million investment through its October project grant round. This will support 184 projects, including $3 million for 141 individuals and groups, and $2.8 million for 43 small-to-medium organisations.

2017 Venice Biennale Volunteer Exhibition Attendants & Interns announced

13 December 2016

The Australia Council for the Arts has announced 14 Volunteer Exhibition Attendants and two University of Melbourne Interns as part of the Venice Biennale Professional Development Program.

Australia Council announces Tracey Moffatt’s 2017 Venice Biennale exhibition

08 December 2016

The Australia Council for the Arts today announced the exhibition title for Tracey Moffatt’s solo exhibition in the Australian Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale. Moffatt will present MY HORIZON. The installation will comprise all new work, including large-scale photography and film.

2016 Australia Council Fellowships announced

29 November 2016

Seven accomplished Australian artists are recipients of the 2016 Australia Council for the Arts Fellowship grants.

Aotearoa New Zealand welcomes Indigenous curators in tri-nation exchange

28 November 2016

Ten indigenous curators from Australia and Canada will be hosted by their New Zealand counterparts during a series of events in Aotearoa in December.

Vale Nyilpirr Ngalyaku Spider Snell

22 November 2016

The Australia Council for the Arts acknowledges the passing of First Nations dancer, visual artist and respected elder for the Kurtal ceremony, Nyilpirr Ngalyaku Spider Snell.

2017 Peggy Glanville-Hicks residency announced

01 November 2016

Jon Rose, accomplished composer, violinist, improviser, inventor, multimedia artist and author for more than 40 years has been chosen as the 2017 Peggy Glanville-Hicks resident.

Australia Council for the Arts 2015–2016 Annual Report

18 October 2016

The 2015-16 Australia Council for the Arts Annual Report was tabled in the Federal Parliament today. It delivers the first full year of activity under its Strategic Plan, A Culturally Ambitious Nation and provides details of a significant and challenging year for the Council.

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