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New: Creative Australia – Presentation grant

06 January 2014

The Australia Council for the Arts is the Australian Government's arts funding and advisory body.


Indigenous Experimental Art Fund 2012

02 December 2013

The Australia Council for the Arts is the Australian Government's arts funding and advisory body.


Australia Council congratulates Arts Music Awards winners

27 August 2013

The Australia Council has acknowledged those nominated and the winners of this year’s Art Music Awards.Read more >


Australia Council-funded Artists to Exhibit in Moscow

15 August 2013

The Australia Council for the Arts has announced five Australian artists have received grants to enable them to show their work at the 5th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art next month..Read more >


Australia Council Congratulates National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award winners

15 August 2013

The Australia Council for the Arts has acknowledged all nominees and winners of this year’s National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Awards.Read more >


Australia Council & IETM project director returns to Melbourne

15 August 2013

The Australia Council for the Arts welcomes back IETM project director Sophie Travers who has returned from her base in Brussels to continue her role in Melbourne. Read more >


Australia Council Congratulates Australian Arts in Asia inaugural award winners

02 August 2013

The Australia Council has acknowledged those nominated and the winners of this year’s Australian Arts in Asia Awards. Read more >


Australia Council Congratulates Helpmann winners

31 July 2013

The Australia Council acknowledges those nominated and the winners of this year’s Helpmann Awards. Read more >


Symbiosis: Living Through Art Exhibition Opens At Australia Council

23 July 2013

CEO Tony Grybowski today opened a new art exhibition showcasing works and projects developed by artists collaborating with communities across urban, regional and remote Australia.
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Key Trends for Major Performing Arts in Australia

20 July 2013

A new study into Australia’s Major Performing Arts sector in 2012 reveal encouraging growth in audience numbers, employment, new work presented and box office revenue across the 28 leading Australian companies.
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National Dance Forum 2013

17 July 2013

The Australia Council for the Arts is the Australian Government's arts funding and advisory body.


New Australia Council Panels Allocate Extra Funding

05 July 2013

CEO Grybowski today said new Peer Assessment Panels have already commenced the work of allocating additional funding to Australian artists and organisations.

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New Australia Council Board Appointed

29 June 2013

The Hon Tony Burke MP, Minister for the Arts today announced the inaugural members of the new Board of the Australia Council for the Arts.

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Packing a punch in Dublin

26 June 2013

Australian contemporary dance packed a punch with Irish audiences at Dublin Dance Festival, from 14 to 26 May 2013, in an initiative titled 'Small Island: Big Island'.


Australia Council Bill approved by the Senate

25 June 2013

The Australia Council Bill 2013 – the new governing legislation for the Australia Council - was today approved by the Senate after passing through the House of Representatives last month.


National forum asks the question: Why dance?

20 November 2012

The National Dance Forum 2013 is set to continue the national conversation set in motion by the inaugural event in 2011. Providing a space for sector debate, discussion and ideas, the forum will focus on the central question, "Why dance?"


Australian arts and culture central in Asian Century

29 October 2012

The Australia Council for the Arts welcomes today’s release of the Australia in the Asian Century White Paper, by the Prime Minister Julia Gillard at the Lowy Institute.


Dance Massive returns to Melbourne in 2013

10 July 2012

Dance Massive will present an exciting program of new independent contemporary dance works, events and activity in Melbourne from 12-24th March 2013.


2012-13 Sector Plans release

05 July 2012

Sector Plans for 2012/13 are now available.


Internationally - acclaimed former contemporary dancer, Michelle Ryan joins Dance Board.

04 May 2012

Michelle Ryan has over twenty years experience in the areas of performance, choreography, film and administration.


Sandra Parker receives Two Year Dance Fellowship

13 April 2012

Choreographer, Sandra Parker received the Australia Council Dance Boards Two Year Fellowship.


Nick Power receives Cit Paris Residency

16 September 2011

Sydney based hip hop dancer Nick Power will head to the Cit Internationale des Arts, Paris next year to undertake a three-month residency. Find out about Nick's plans for the residency >


Shaun Parker & Company play Sadler's Wells

15 September 2011

Acclaimed Sydney-based choreographer Shaun Parker will tour his latest work, Happy as Larry, to the UK this September.

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The Dance Board welcomes two new members

25 August 2011

The Australia Council for the Arts is the Australian Government's arts funding and advisory body.


Performing Lines selected to take the lead of Australia Council�s new Indigenous touring consortium for theatre and dance

08 July 2011

The Australia Council for the Arts is pleased to announce the appointment of Performing Lines to establish and manage the National Indigenous Touring Consortium - a key project of the Australia Council's Indigenous Market Development Strategy.


The Dance Board welcomes Dean Walsh as a dance Fellow

29 March 2011

The Australia Council for the Arts is the Australian Government's arts funding and advisory body.


Dance TNQ

29 March 2011

The Australia Council for the Arts is the Australian Government's arts funding and advisory body.


Be Yourself

29 March 2011

The Australia Council for the Arts is the Australian Government's arts funding and advisory body.


Opinion: Why the world stage is so important today for Australian dance?

23 March 2011

Australia Council's Director of Dance, Carin Mistry, discusses Australian dancers and companies gaining international exposure.


National forum considers future of Australian dance

15 March 2011

The Australia Council for the Arts and Ausdance National have combined forces to present the National Dance Forum this weekend in Melbourne.


Opening the window on digital culture

02 February 2011

The Australia Council for the Arts presents a new exhibition featuring a vibrant array of Australian digital culture by artists from across artforms.


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.


Artistic vibrancy a new measure of success

14 September 2010

The Australia Council for the Arts has become one of the worlds first funding agencies to tackle the issue of how to measure the artistic vibrancy of the companies it funds.


Regional artists earn less but love the life

26 August 2010

Australians are showing an unprecedented love of the arts, but our artists remain amongst the lowest paid in our society especially in regional Australia.


Health check for careers of Australian artists

17 August 2010

Artist Careers, two research projects released today by the Australia Council for the Arts, paints a comprehensive picture of the working lives of Australias 44,000 professional artists.


Arts cubed: join the digital challenge

27 July 2010

The What makes me website (www.whatmakesme.com.au), launched today by the Australia Council for the Arts, invites all Australians to share their own stories about what the arts add to their everyday lives.


Tasmania gets a dream dance project

07 June 2010

The Australia Council for the Arts is pleased to announce Tasmanian Regional Arts as the successful applicant for the Tasmanian Community Dance Project.


Thorpe gives Red Ochre to leading dancer

27 May 2010

Artistic director, dancer and teacher Michael Leslie will tonight be honoured with the Australia Council for the Arts $50 000 Red Ochre Award, for his lifetime of achievement in Indigenous dance.


JUMP into a new mentoring program for young artists

18 January 2010

The Australia Council for the Arts today launched JUMP Australias largest national mentoring program for young and emerging artists.


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