First Nations Arts and Culture Awards 2023 recipients announced
The recipients of the 2023 First Nations Arts and Culture Awards were announced during a special event on Saturday 27 May streamed live on this site and on National Indigenous Television (NITV).
Talented young artists supported with scholarships and awards, in partnership with Perpetual as Trustee
The announcement includes the Marten Bequest Scholarships, the Dal Stivens Literary Award and the Kathleen Mitchell Literary Award.
Image: Victor Arul, photo by Rachel King
Richard Bell takes Embassy and Pay the Rent (UK) to Tate Modern
Renowned artist and activist Richard Bell speaks with freelance Torres Strait Islander journalist Rhianna Patrick about his installations now exhibiting at the Tate Modern in London, with investment from the VACS Major Commissioning Works program.
FestPAC Project Team EOIs open
We are calling for expressions of interest for an Associate Project Manager, Artistic Director, and Production Manager for the Lead Project Team to manage and deliver the Australian delegation to the Festival of Pacific Arts and Culture 2024.
National Arts and Disability Awards 2022-24
Our National Arts and Disability Awards 2022-24 celebrate the work and achievements of d/Deaf artists and artists with disability.
Image: by Emily Crockford supplied by Studio A
Festival of Pacific Arts and Culture (FestPAC) – Expressions of Interest
We’re calling for expressions of interest from individuals, groups and organisations to be part of the Australian delegation to the 2024 Festival of Pacific Arts and Culture (FestPAC) in Hawai’i.
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We welcome the National Cultural Policy, which sets out the Australian Government’s vision for the future of arts and creativity and a modernised Australia Council.
Venice Biennale 2024
Archie Moore and Ellie Buttrose are the artist and curator commissioned by the Australia Council for the Arts to exhibit at the Australia Pavilion for the 60th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia.
Creative Climate Leadership Program
A transformative 5-day climate leadership program for artists and arts professionals, delivered in-person at Bundanon, NSW.
Eleven major commissions announced for 2023 Visual Arts and Craft Strategy (VACS)
Diverse and ambitious new Australian visual arts and crafts projects will be supported with a combined $1.1 million in investment from the Australia Council for the Arts.
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