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It's a splendid debut as Splendour in the Grass announces its arts program for 2011

28 June 2011

Australia Council is excited to support two of the major pieces included in this year’s Splendour in the Grass Arts Program – Curious Creatures and Close Encounters - produced as part of the Splendid initiative.


Australia Council announces significant pledge to rebuild Australian pavilion in Venice

01 June 2011

As Australia opens its doors to its exhibition at the 54th Venice Biennale – Hany Armanious The Golden Thread - Australia Council announces plans for a new Australian pavilion in Venice.


Australian artists amongst the first in the world to be invited to a residency in the AlloSphere

22 December 2010

The Australia Council for the Arts is delighted to announce a world first for Australian artists. The Australia Council is inviting Australian musicians, sound artists and media artists working in sound to apply for a 3-month residency in the AlloSphere at the University of California, Santa Barbara.


Open application for a climate-related art commission

20 December 2010

Groups of artists and/or scientists are invited to submit an application for the creation of a new artwork conceived in the context of climate change. The budget is $A30,000.


State writers' centres join forces to form Writing Australia

15 December 2010

Five state-funded writers’ centres from around the country will combine forces to form a new national organisation called Writing Australia, in a new Literature Board initiative announced today by the Australia Council for the Arts.


Leading international curator selected for Australian Exhibition at Venice Biennale 2011

07 December 2010

The Australia Council for the Arts today announced that high-profile US curator Anne Ellegood has been selected to curate artist Hany Armanious’ 2011 Venice Biennale exhibition.


Community artists win top honours

06 December 2010

The Australia Council for the Arts celebrates the achievements of three outstanding community artists with the announcement of the 2010 Australia Council Community Arts and Cultural Development Awards, presented today by Julie Owens MP, Federal Member for Parramatta.


Money for making art we can tell you how

03 December 2010

The Australia Council for the Arts, in partnership with Arts Tasmania, is heading to Hobart on Tuesday 7 December to hold a public funding forum about how to get cash out of the Australia Council.


Dr Peter Kocan wins Australia Council's Writer's Emeritus Award

24 November 2010

Prolific writer Dr Peter Kocan will this afternoon be honoured for his longstanding commitment to Australian writing, receiving the Australia Council Writers Emeritus Award.


Vale Mel Ward AO

18 November 2010

The Australia Council notes with sadness the death of Mel Ward AO, whose influence on the arts sector in Australia over the past two decades was considerable.


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