Media Releases

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.

First Nations Curators Program announced for 2017 Venice Biennale

05 May 2017

The Australia Council for the Arts has today announced that nine Australian First Nations Curators will take part in an international exchange program at the 57th International Art Exhibition in Venice next week.

Good Governance for the Arts: Register now for Webinars and Workshops

13 April 2017

The Australia Council for the Arts, in partnership with the Institute of Community Directors Australia (ICDA), an Our Community enterprise, will present a series of workshops and free webinars for leaders of arts organisations. These programs form part of the Council’s Governance Program which is designed to enhance capability across the sector.

Inaugural Mordant Fellow selected for the American Academy in Rome

11 April 2017

The Australia Council for the Arts has today announced the recipient of the inaugural Mordant Family/Australia Council Affiliated Fellowship.

Wenona Byrne announced as Australia Council Director of Literature

06 April 2017

The Australia Council for the Arts today announced the appointment of Wenona Byrne, previously the Rights and International Sale Director at Allen and Unwin Publishing in Sydney, as the new Director of Literature.

Australia Council strengthens bilateral arts relationship with China

27 March 2017

The Australia Council for the Arts has announced that two professional arts managers have been given the opportunity to build their international arts expertise in China as part of the Council’s professional arts placement program.

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