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ATELIER EDENS - remote art labs

02 December 2013

A series of field laboratories for sustainably creating networked arts projects in remote natural environments. This project was supported by the ArtLab initiative.


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'.


International Art World Leaders Visit APT

04 December 2012

Acclaimed Indigenous dancer Gary Lang has been named the recipient of the Australia Council for the Arts Dance Board Fellowship: a prestigious $100,000, two-year grant.


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.


Celebrating 20 years of residencies with Time & Vision

16 October 2012

Over the past 20 years Acme Studios, London, has hosted 70 Australian artists in residence, supported by the Australia Council for the Arts, resulting in an extraordinary body of work and career building opportunities.


Australia Council announces shortlist for Venice Pavilion redevelopment

23 November 2011

The Australia Council for the Arts today announced the architects shortlisted for the redevelopment of the Australian pavilion in Venice. The shortlist completes the first of a two-stage selection process endorsed by the Australian Institute of Architects. Find out which architects were shortlisted >


67 submissions received for redevelopment of the Australian Pavilion in Venice

14 October 2011

The Expressions of Interest stage of the development of the Australian Pavilion in Venice, Italy has now closed. 67 submissions were received. Find out more about the redevelopment process >


Let the proceedings begin: The 5th World Summit on Arts and Culture kicks off today in Melbourne

04 October 2011

The 5th World Summit of Arts and Culture kicked off earlier this morning with over 450 delegates from 74 countries gathering at the Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre.

Find out more about the Summit >


IETM-Australia Council for the Arts Collaboration Project Program update 2010-2011

03 June 2011

The Australia Council for the Arts and the International Network for the Contemporary Performing Arts (IETM) are pleased to announce the final projects taking place in 2010-2011.


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.


Armanious' golden thread glows at the 54th Venice Biennale

01 June 2011

The Australia Council officially opened the Australian exhibition for the 54th Venice Biennale - Hany Armanious The Golden Thread - this morning at a press conference in Venice.


Vale Dr Ann Lewis AO

23 May 2011

The Australia Council for the Arts and the Australian arts community deeply mourn the passing of Dr Ann Lewis AO.


Hany Armanious takes off for the Venice Biennale

03 May 2011

Innovative Sydney artist Hany Armanious will be farewelled tonight by the Australia Council for the Arts at the Museum of Contemporary Art before setting off to represent Australia at one of the world’s most prestigious contemporary art exhibitions – the 54th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia.


Congratulations to Shaun Tan on receiving Academy Award

02 March 2011

Australian author and illustrator Shaun Tan has received an Academy Award this week for his 15 minute animated short film, The Lost Thing.


Simon Mordant appointed Venice Biennale Commissioner for 2013

23 February 2011

James Strong AO, Chair of the Australia Council for the Arts, today announced that Simon Mordant will be the Commissioner for the Australian exhibition at the 55th National Art Exhibition, Venice Biennale 2013.


Windmill Theatre takes out Victor Award at 2011 IPAY conference

04 February 2011

The Australia Council congratulates Adelaide’s Windmill Theatre for winning the illustrious people’s choice honour – the Victor Award - for its production of Grug at the International Performing Arts for Youth (IPAY) Showcase.


New Projects through Australian Export Strategy for Latin America

27 January 2011

The Australian Export Strategy for Latin America aims to broker and develop sustainable partnerships in the performing arts between Australia and Latin America, with a specific focus on Mexico and Brazil.


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.


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.


New projects through IETM-Australia Council for the Arts Collaboration

22 October 2010

Artists and organisations from Australia and Europe will collaborate in 2010-2011 through artist-residency programs, producer placements, a one-off commission, workshops and a special ‘green’ project.


Australia Council delivers international pathways for local bands

09 July 2010

The Australia Council for the Arts is giving 10 Australian bands the opportunity to take their music across the oceans through its International Pathways initiative, assisting contemporary musicians with the cost of touring internationally.


New international travel opportunities for independent producers

26 May 2010

The Australia Council for the Arts’ Market Development department announces a new initiative supporting career Australian independent performing arts producers to conduct their business internationally.


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