Digital Transformation for the Creative Industries
Digital Transformation for the Creative Industries is an online short course designed specifically for artists and arts and creative workers it is best suited for those with a beginner or intermediate understanding of the digital space as it relates to the creative industries.
Image: tuylupaby pakana kanaplila and Soma Lumia. Presented by Tasdance and Mona Foma, in collaboration with Theatre Royal. Credit: Jillian Mundy
The Digital Strategist-in-Residence provides arts organisations with access to a specialist who will help them develop and/or enable a digital strategy while connecting and collaborating with key members of the organisation’s team. The program will involve facilitated sessions and self-directed tasks.
Image: in(ner) vision(s). Credit: Rémi Chauvin
Victorian Circus and Physical Theatre Projects
Webinar – information session
A recording of the information session will be added to our website shortly.
DESASTRES now open to the public
Marco Fusinato’s DESASTRES, curated by Alexie Glass-Kantor is an experimental noise project that synchronises sound with image and takes the form of a durational solo performance as installation.
The Australia Council for the Arts is the commissioner for Australia’s National Participation at the 59th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia.
DESASTRES, 2022 solo durational performance as installation
Installation view, Australia Pavilion, 59th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, 2022
Photographer: Andrea Rossetti
First Nations Arts Awards 2022
The recipients of the 2022 First Nations Arts Awards were announced during a special event streamed here and on National Indigenous Television (NITV) on Friday 27 May at 9pm.
The First Nations Arts Awards are delivered by the Australia Council for the Arts each year on May 27, marking the anniversary of the 1967 referendum and the start of National Reconciliation Week.
The awards recognise and celebrate the outstanding work and achievements of First Nations artists.
Arts, Creativity and Mental Wellbeing Policy Development Program
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At this event, we will addressed the question: What would it take to ensure that all Australians are not only surviving, but thriving? This panel is part of a bigger program of work with a strategic and practical approach focusing on opportunities to embed arts and creativity in government policy responses to support mental health and wellbeing.
Date and time: Friday 25 March 2022, 11.00am–12.30pm (AEDT).
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This visionary session explores the changing conditions for arts and creativity, new social and community roles for the arts, and recent innovations in digital engagement. By telling stories from artists who are working in non-traditional ways and environments, What the Arts Did Next showcases the contributions that artists are making to social cohesion, innovation and healing.
Space to Create is an intensive music residential program. The delivery of the program will be flexible to adapt to each of the participants’ requirements. The aim of the program is to create a dedicated space to take the time to enable participants to sustain and grow creative ideas, and to provide professional development for the future.
Photo: Yil Lull studio technician and leader Will Kepa. Credit: ANU Media..
The Australia Council and UKARIA invite applications for a residency at UKARIA in 2022.
The successful applicant/s will be in residence at UKARIA for a maximum of ten days for the purpose of developing new creative projects led by musicians and composers.
Watch the recording of the Arts and Wellbeing Forum where we discussed the positive effects of arts and creativity for mental health and wellbeing, and the potential for the arts to help address a major policy challenge.
We know that arts and creativity are among our most powerful assets, playing essential roles in our health and wellbeing.
This program funds a range of activities that deliver benefits to the arts sector and wider public, including national and international audiences.
Credit: Georgia Saxelby, video still from Lullaby, 2017-19, two channel video installation. Photo Kristin Adair.
Recipient of the 2021 Australia Council National Arts and Disability Award for Established Artist.
Coming up through the Ngawa Mantawi (Our Friends) disability support program established at Jilamara Arts and Crafts in the 1990s, Timothy has fulfilled the ambitions of the original program in establishing a significant contemporary art career through working at the centre.
Recipient of the 2021 Australia Council National Arts and Disability Award for Young Artist
Georgia Scott is one of the most outstanding composers of her generation as attested to by numerous high-profile commissions and performances here and internationally.
At the time, Australian new media artist and academic Josh Harle had just returned from a residency in Austria, and decided to head along to the local VR and augmented reality (AR) meet-ups in Sydney. But for Harle, although the meeting was well attended, something felt a bit off.
Image credit: Nic Cassey and Josh Harle / Tactical Space Lab.
The Australia Council Leadership Program is dedicated to transforming the cultural and creative industry’s knowledge, skills and capabilities by investing in emerging, mid-career and established leaders. Our program recognises the diverse nature of leadership and builds on the rich knowledge and experience across the industry.
Applications are now open.
Caption: Mandingalbay Yindinji Deadly Dinner, 2017 Arts Leaders Program. Credit: Australia Council.
In a year of unprecedented challenges for Australian arts and creativity, the Australia Council has been resolutely focused on delivering against the objectives set out in our corporate plan.
Recipient of the 2020 Australia Council National Arts and Disability Award for an Emerging Artist
Emily Crockford’s broad creative practice encompasses painting, textiles and soft sculpture. Her work can be seen in large scale across Sydney and in high profile institutions.
Don’t forget to watch this year’s awards!
An additional ‘pulse check’ short questionnaire was delivered between the fifth (July 2021) and sixth (November 2021) phases of the survey, designed to ‘take the temperature’ of audiences in light of rapid changes to outbreak conditions and planned lifting of COVID-19 restrictions in some states/territories.
Between 28 September and 1 October 2021, over 2,000 audience members responded to the ‘pulse check’ (2,146), from all over Australia. Results for the three outbreak-affected states (NSW, ACT and VIC) were reported separately to the rest of the country.
Curators, creative and cultural producers who identify as First Nations and/or of the Asia Pacific diaspora based in Australia are invited to apply for funding support to participate in a series of online and in-person exchanges in partnership with the 10th Asia Pacific Triennial (APT10) in Brisbane in 2021-22 and TarraWarra Biennial in Healesville in 2023.
Image: Gordon Hookey, Waanyi people, Australia b. 1961, MURRILAND! (detail) 2017, oil on canvas, 200 x 1000cm. Click on the link to see full image caption.
Stay up to date with the latest COVID-19 sector and government updates. New guide to Government COVID-19 Assistance for the Arts 2021 is available now.
An opportunity for arts organisations to transform and innovate digital business models in partnership with Tata Consulting Services.
Image credit: Soft Centre Festival 2018. Artist: Meagan Streader. Photo: Charl Anfield.
For the Venice Biennale 2022, the Australia Council is inviting applications for invigilators of the exhibition in the Australian Pavilion. Marco Fusinato is the artist commissioned for Australia’s national representation at the Venice Biennale 2022. The exhibition is curated by Alexie Glass-Kantor.
A diverse group 14 Australian creative and cultural workers living in Europe and the United Kingdom will oversee the day-to-day visitor experience of Marco Fusinato’s exhibition during the Venice Biennale, curated by Alexie Glass-Kantor.
Sync Australia – Online is a new online leadership and coaching program exploring d/Deaf and disabled leadership in arts, culture, heritage and media. Founded over 10 years ago by Sarah Pickthall and Jo Verrent, two disabled leaders in the UK, this disability-led program combines leadership theory with one-on-one coaching and support for participants to reflect and progress their leadership potential. Sync Leadership programs have been successfully rolled out globally, including Australia in 2014 and 2015 and now in a new modular format, as an online program is 2021.
The Australia Council is the Australian Government’s principal arts investment, development and advisory body.
We champion and invest in arts and creativity to benefit all Australians through an integrated suite of activities.
We invest in arts and organisations through peer assessed grants, fellowships and awards that enable art to be created and experienced.
We deliver strategic sector development initiatives that build industry capacity, networks and digital mobility and increase markets and audiences for Australian creative work.
We advocate for the social, cultural and economic value of the arts and creativity.
We provide advice to government on matters connected with the arts.
We manage government-directed initiatives and frameworks in support of the arts.
We conduct research and analysis that deepens understanding of the role and value of arts and creativity.
We collaborate with state, territory and local governments.
We partner with others to increase investment in and support for creativity.
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