Media Releases

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.

Australia Council announces first musicians and composers to take part in UKARIA residency

21 June 2018

The Australia Council has announced the first recipients of a new residency offered through the UKARIA Cultural Centre in the Adelaide Hills.

National Indigenous Arts Awards honour leading First Nations artists

25 May 2018

The Australia Council for the Arts is set to celebrate four remarkable artists at the 11th National Indigenous Arts Awards taking place at the Sydney Opera House this weekend.

Australia Council supports more than 200 diverse arts projects and national tours

14 May 2018

The Australia Council for the Arts has released the highlights of its latest funding round which is supporting arts projects, career development and national touring.

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).

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