Media Releases

Departing Australia Council CEO Tony Grybowski celebrated for long term focused thinking and leadership

19 October 2018

The Australia Council Board, staff and executive thank Mr Grybowski for more than a decade of service to the Australia Council, including five years as CEO, and previously as an Executive Director.

Mordant Fellowship and Australia Council Fellowship in Rome

EOIs open for Mordant Family/Australia Council Fellowship in Rome

18 October 2018

The Australia Council invites expressions of interest from Australian visual artists who wish to develop their practice and networks in Europe at the American Academy in Rome.

Adrian Collette

Australia Council appoints Arts Leader Adrian Collette AM as CEO

12 October 2018

A recognised and respected arts leader, Adrian Collette was appointed by a selection panel following a recruitment process involving an external executive recruitment agency. Adrian Collette’s extensive experience is wide ranging.

Julia Hales performing in You Know We Belong Together, Perth Festival/BSSTC/DADAA. Credit: Toni Wilkinson/Perth Festival

Arts and disability a priority as Australia Council commits significant new funding

24 September 2018

The Australia Council has committed $750k over three years to support sustainable careers and to recognise the artistic excellence of artists with disability. Australia Council CEO Tony Grybowski made the announcement at Meeting Place, the national forum on arts and disability, saying this was a priority for the Australia Council.

Patricia Adjei

Australia Council taps Patricia Adjei for newly created First Nations role

18 September 2018

Patricia Adjei has been appointed to the newly established role of Arts Practice Director First Nations Arts and Culture, supporting the Australia Council’s commitment to building the capacity of First Nations arts and cultural activities.

Vernon Ah Kee - 2018 Visual Arts Fellowship - Image Credit Joe Ruckli Supplied Milani Gallery

Strong success for First Nations artists in Australia Council Fellowships

13 September 2018

Strong success for First Nations artists in Australia Council Fellowships. The Australia Council has announced this year’s recipients of its highly sought-after Fellowships.

Bringing the arts to regional Australia – $2 million for touring performing arts

12 September 2018

The Australia Council for the Arts has announced the recipients of close to $2 million ($1,972,523) offered through Playing Australia, which brings touring performing arts to audiences across Australia.

Australia Council Grant Recipient Cat Hope – Image credit: Edie Stevens

Female artists lead the way in latest Australia Council grants

11 September 2018

The Australia Council is continuing to see positive outcomes for female artists who received more than half (63%) of the grants awarded to individual artists in its latest grant round.

The arts where you live – new resource available on our website

12 July 2018

Minister for the Arts Senator Mitch Fifield has today announced the launch of a new interactive Australia Council resource, which brings together research on arts engagement, employment and ticketing trends across Australia.

A culturally ambitious Chair: the remarkable tenure of Rupert Myer AO

29 June 2018

Rupert Myer AO’s unwavering conviction about the power of the arts and his commitment to fostering Australia’s cultural ambitions are both a life’s work and a mark of his term as Australia Council Chair.

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