Media Releases

Australia Council welcomes appointment of Sam Walsh AO as next Chair

21 April 2018

The Australia Council welcomes today’s announcement by Minister Mitch Fifield of the appointment of Sam Walsh AO as the 13th Chair of the Australia Council for the Arts.

Announcing Australian artist for Venice Biennale 2019

09 March 2018

The Australia Council is delighted to announce that Angelica Mesiti and Juliana Engberg have been selected as the artist and curator for Australia’s representation at the 58th International Art Exhibition, Venice Biennale 2019. Following an open call for expressions of interest the artistic team were selected by an independent panel of highly respected arts professionals.

Australia Council Awards recipients announced for 2018

05 March 2018

The Australia Council is pleased to announce this year’s recipients of the prestigious Australia Council awards, which recognise and celebrate the significant contributions of leading artists to the artistic and cultural vibrancy of the nation.  

New residency open for Australian musicians and composers through partnership with UKARIA Cultural Centre

20 February 2018

The successful applicants will have the opportunity to spend up to 10 days in residence at the prestigious UKARIA Centre, with exclusive access to facilities including a state-of-the-art recital centre, and adjacent accommodation in the picturesque Adelaide Hills.

Creative Victoria announced as partner for Australian Performing Arts Market

02 February 2018

The Australia Council for the Arts has awarded Creative Victoria the tender for the delivery of the 2020, 2022 and 2024 Australian Performing Arts Markets (APAM).

Mordant Family/Australia Council Fellowship recipient announced

23 January 2018

The Australia Council for the Arts is delighted to announce leading Australian artist Jenny Watson as the latest recipient of the highly sought-after residency at the American Academy in Rome.

Australia Council’s latest funding round supports close to 200 projects, with strong success by female artists

11 January 2018

The Australia Council for the Arts has today announced the latest recipients of project and career development grants supporting a diverse range of artists and organisations.

Annette Madden joins Australia Council as Director of Theatre

18 December 2017

The Australia Council for the Arts has today announced the appointment of Annette Madden as the new Director of Theatre.

Australia Council announces first International Arts Leaders supported through new DFAT partnership

30 November 2017

The Australia Council for the Arts is delighted to announce the first cohort of recipients of scholarships offered under a newly established International Arts Leaders Program.

Making art work: can we afford not to?

13 November 2017

The Australia Council for the Arts has today released new research which examines the economic conditions faced by practising professional artists in Australia and their increasing value to society and the future of work.

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