Media Releases

World-class Australian performing arts to remote and regional audiences

14 September 2017

The Australia Council for the Arts has announced more than $1.7 million in Playing Australia touring grants to support emerging and established performing arts organisations.

Australia Council delivers more than $6 million for arts projects

12 September 2017

The Australia Council for the Arts has today announced a $6.1 million investment through its latest grants round.

2018 Australia Council Awards and National Indigenous Arts Awards open for nominations

04 August 2017

The Australia Council for the Arts has today announced the opening of nominations for its two high profile national arts awards programs.

Grants Program update for arts organisations

01 August 2017

In March 2017, the Minister for the Arts announced the transfer of funding from the Catalyst program delivered by the Department of Communications and the Arts to the Australia Council.

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.

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