Emerging and Experimental

The Australia Council for the Arts supports artists to take creative risks and develop new types of artistic expression.

Australian experimental arts explore challenging new concepts in the creation and experience of arts and culture. Artists take new approaches to seeding, creating and presenting art through innovative partnerships and collaborative creative processes.

The projects we fund are highly conceptual, contextual and relational. They play with or invent new forms, methodologies, technologies or explore non-material ideas.

These sometimes include art/science research collaborations, bio art, live art, socially engaged practices and new technologies. They often explore ecology, sustainability, urban renewal, and other cultural issues.

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Australian experimental arts explore challenging new concepts in the creation and experience of arts and culture.

2020 Australia Council Award recipient

r e a - Australia Council Award for Emerging & Experimental Arts

r e a is a Gamilaraay/Wailwan/Biripi artist from NSW, who examines the bonds between our bodies and our politics, our memories, our place and our futures.  

They work with photography, digital media and moving images, connecting people and their stories through time and technology.  

Recently, r e a was part of the Big Anxiety festival’s Empathy clinic, inviting audiences to experience new forms of listening, reflection and meditation through story telling. 

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Highlights

2020 Featured Grants

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