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$1.8m funded to artists in first two months of 2014

15 April 2014

The Music section of Australia Council for the Arts sees over $1.8m funded to artists in first two months of 2014.


Mike Nock recipient of Don Banks Music Award

21 January 2014

The Australia Council for the Arts is delighted to present the 2014 Don Banks Music Award to Mike Nock.


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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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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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.


February Assessment Results

01 March 2013

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


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.


Get the music facts

29 August 2012

Art Facts: Music, a new digital resource from the Australia Council for the Arts, tells the story of music in numbers.


2012-13 Sector Plans release

05 July 2012

Sector Plans for 2012/13 are now available.


Indigenous Music Theatre Initiative results

01 June 2012

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


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 years Splendour in the Grass Arts Program Curious Creatures and Close Encounters - produced as part of the Splendid initiative.


Top award goes to a tall poppy of Australian music

06 May 2011

The nations most valuable individual music prize the Australia Council Don Banks Music Award 2011 is being awarded to Belinda Webster, OAM, for her outstanding contribution to Australian music.


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.


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.


Congratulations to 2010 ARIA Award winners

09 November 2010

The Australia Council for the Arts congratulates 2010 ARIA Awards winners Dan Sultan, Temper Trap, Megan Washington, Birds Of Tokyo, the Idea Of North, Jeff Lang and Bobby Singh, all of whom have received funding from the Australia Council for music projects in recent years.


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.


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.


Song Cycles shows Indigenous musicians have a tough gig

28 May 2010

The talent and quality may be there and so is audience interest but new research shows that only a fraction of the rewards and airplay is going to Indigenous musicians.


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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