The Australia Council will deliver $5.8
million to support close to 200 arts projects, including
career development, regional touring and international opportunities for
The latest round sees a continued trend of strong First
Nations-led projects funded through all areas of arts practice.
Female-identified artists also continue to fare well
receiving 59% of funding to individual artists in this round.
Overall, the funding will support 114 individuals, 30 groups and 48 organisations. Australia Council Executive Director, Grants
and Engagement, Frank Panucci congratulates all successful grant recipients in
what was another highly competitive round.
“We continue to receive a high volume of
high-quality applications across all areas of arts practice.” he said.
are unable to support all applications, the opportunity for further investment
in Australia’s creative potential is strongly demonstrated, in addition to the
192 projects supported in this round, a further 203 projects totalling $6.9 million
were assessed by peers as being of high merit anddeserving
diverse activity funded, the grants will support:
- Bawinanga Aboriginal
Corporation to take five female First Nations designers from West Arnhem Land
to present their work in Paris during Fashion Week.
- A new interactive
exhibition project by The Big Anxiety Festival, tackling stigma surrounding
- South-west Sydney based
hip hop artist Sukhdeep Singh (aka L-Fresh the Lion) to support the release of
his new album.
- First Nations writer
Graham Akhurst to pursue career development opportunities in New York.
The Australia Council received a total
of 1,367 applications for funding across Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Arts, community arts and cultural development, dance, emerging and experimental
arts, literature, multi-art form, music, theatre and visual arts. These were peer
assessed by panels made up of 111 industry
experts from across the country.
Applications for the next grants
round close 4 June 2019.
Elly Baxter, Acting Media Manager
Australia Council for the Arts
Phone: (02) 9215 9030
Mobile: 0498 123 541
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