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Women in Theatre Exhibition

27 February 2014

The Women in Theatre exhibition will run from the 6 March – 6 June 2014 in the Australia Council foyer.


Frank Moorhouse honoured by Australia Council

01 November 2013

The Australia Council for the Arts has recognised the outstanding contribution of writer Frank Moorhouse AM by awarding him the 2013 Australia Council Award for Lifetime Achievement in Literature.
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Australia Council connects performing artists from Asia, Europe and Australia

21 October 2013

Performing arts leaders from Europe and Asia will descend on Melbourne next May as part of a knowledge and cultural exchange event to increase international collaboration and engagement.

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Australia Council drives discussion at National Writers’ Congress

17 October 2013

The Australia Council for the Arts Director Literature Jill Eddington and Literature Strategy Panel Chair Sophie Cunningham will inform writers and publishers how the organisation’s recent changes can provide strategic funding support...

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Supporting music to the tune of $1.3m

14 October 2013

Research shows involvement in the arts has wide-ranging benefits for young people.

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Research shows involvement in the arts has wide-ranging benefits for young people

27 September 2013

Research shows involvement in the arts has wide-ranging benefits for young people.

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Executive appointments complete Australia Council leadership team

19 September 2013

Australia Council Chief Executive Officer Tony Grybowski today announced the appointment of two new executive directors to complete the organisation’s senior leadership team.
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New Online Tools To Help Artists Market Their Work

25 July 2013

Australian artists seeking to promote their art nationally and internationally can now access helpful market development tools on the Australia Council’s website.
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Prestigious awards for community arts and cultural development leaders

25 July 2013

Three leaders in community arts and cultural development have been recognised by the Australia Council for the Arts at an annual awards ceremony held in Sydney last night.
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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.


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.


Arts and creative industries

27 January 2011

Australia should seek new and liberating ways to bring together the arts, popular culture and the creative industries, according to Arts and creative industries.


A case for literature: The effectiveness of subsidies to Australian publishers 1995-2005

01 November 2010

A case for literature, a new report to the Literature Board of the Australia Council has shown the vital impact its publishing subsidies program has had on the industry. It has also prompted the Board to re-consider the way it funds Australian publishers.


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.


Business sees arts as good creative partners

08 July 2010

There is much potential for the arts to capitalise on the benefits they offer business, according to a new survey of corporate decision makers.


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.


Australian 15-24 year olds are the new creative generation

01 March 2010

An Australia Council for the Arts survey of over 3000 Australians has revealed that 15-24 year olds are vastly more creative than any other age group.


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