Space to Create: Music Residency
An intensive residential program that provides First Nations creatives at all levels with studio space, mentoring, production support + more. Open until Tuesday 9 May.
Eleven major commissions announced with $1.1 million in funding 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.
Music Writers’ Travel Bursary
Four $3000 travel bursaries are available for local music writers to attend international showcases and write about Australian artists performing.
Meet the VIPs!
We are delighted to announce the 14 international publishers, editors, and literary agents participating in the 22nd year of the Visiting International Publishers (VIPs) program. The program will return as an in-person program in 2023 and will be held alongside the Sydney Writers’ Festival from 22–26 May.
Connected Lives: Creative solutions to the mental health crisis
We’re pleased to share our new report: Connected Lives (Creative solutions to the mental health crisis) – outlining findings and sector recommendations from the Arts, Creativity and Mental Wellbeing Policy Development Program.
Creative Australia: a bold new era for arts and creativity
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.
Debra Porch Award: Visual Arts Residency
For the third year, an Australian visual artist will be awarded a $15,000 grant for a supported residency at SAC Gallery in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
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Australia Council invests more than $9.5 million in culture that connects us
Strong First Nations and disability-led projects, and creative experiences for young people are among the highlights of the latest arts projects investment delivered by the 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.
PPCA Sound Recording Partnership
Five grants of $15,000 each support Australian artists or groups to create new sound recordings. Closing Tuesday 4 April.
Artificial Intelligence in Creative Industries and Practice
Watch an engaging panel discussion about the developing intersection of AI and creative practices.
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We champion and invest in arts and creativity to benefit all Australians through an integrated suite of activities.
We invest in artists and organisations through grants, fellowships and awards that enable art to be created and experienced.
We build capacity, skills, networks and digital mobility that increases markets and audiences for Australian creative work.
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