Investment and
development

Angela Goh, Desert Body Creep, photo by Zan Wimberley.

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Playing Australia Project Investment

Closing Date:

October 11, 2022 3:00 pm (AEDT)

Playing Australia Project Investment supports performing arts tours to reach regional and remote communities across Australia.

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The Red Ochre Award (Lifetime achievement)

Closing Date:

October 11, 2022 3:00 pm (AEDT)

Nominations for senior artists are accepted from arts and community organisations and individuals.

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The Dreaming Award

Closing Date:

October 11, 2022 3:00 pm (AEDT)

Support for two inspirational young First Nations artists aged 18-30 years to create a major body of work through mentoring and partnerships.

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First Nations Emerging Career Development Award

Closing Date:

October 11, 2022 3:00 pm (AEDT)

The Emerging First Nations Career Development Award supports two Australian First Nations artists or arts workers between 18-30 years old to pursue their professional development.

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Cité internationale des arts residency

Closing Date:

October 11, 2022 3:00 pm (AEDT)

A residency opportunity for Australian artists in Paris.

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BR Whiting Studio, Rome

Closing Date:

October 11, 2022 3:00 pm (AEDT)

A residency opportunity for Australian writers in Rome.

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Keesing Studio residency at the Cité internationale des arts

Closing Date:

October 11, 2022 3:00 pm (AEDT)

A residency opportunity for Australian writers in Paris.

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Digital Fellowship Program

Closing Date:

October 11, 2022 3:00 pm (AEDT)

This fellowship program brings practitioners based in Australia and New Zealand together to co-develop their digital practice and set directions for the future of the arts in our region.

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Open

Playing Australia Project Investment

Playing Australia Project Investment supports performing arts tours to reach regional and remote communities across Australia.
Open

The Red Ochre Award (Lifetime achievement)

Nominations for senior artists are accepted from arts and community organisations and individuals.
Open

The Dreaming Award

Support for two inspirational young First Nations artists aged 18-30 years to create a major body of work through mentoring and partnerships.
Open

First Nations Emerging Career Development Award

The Emerging First Nations Career Development Award supports two Australian First Nations artists or arts workers between 18-30 years old to pursue their professional development.
Open

Cité internationale des arts residency

A residency opportunity for Australian artists in Paris.
Open

BR Whiting Studio, Rome

A residency opportunity for Australian writers in Rome.
Open

Keesing Studio residency at the Cité internationale des arts

A residency opportunity for Australian writers in Paris.
Open

Digital Fellowship Program

This fellowship program brings practitioners based in Australia and New Zealand together to co-develop their digital practice and set directions for the future of the arts in our region.

 

We invest in Australian arts and creativity through grants, initiatives, programs and opportunities. Our investment fosters and develops Australia’s arts and cultural sector and raises the profile of Australian arts nationally and internationally.

  • investment in Australian artists at various stages of their careers through our grants programs, fellowships and awards. This investment supports the public’s engagement with arts and creativity 
  • our multi-year investment in organisations through Four Year Funding, multi-year investment in First Nations-led organisations, and the National Performing Arts Partnership Framework. This investment supports cultural organisations to achieve an array of artistic, social, cultural and economic outcomes to national acclaim 
  • management of government initiatives such as the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy and  the national regional touring programs which provide greater access to enriching arts experiences for all Australians 
  • investing in diverse artists, creators and organisations to tell their stories and present this work to broad audiences 
  • ensuring inclusive decision-making and diverse peer assessment panels for our grants and other direct investment 
  • dedicated funding to First Nations people, groups and organisations through our grants program 
  • delivering co-investment that leverages our investment and expertise to support Australian arts and culture. 

  • sector development work underpinned by a significant national sector recovery consultation in 2020–21 
  • stakeholder engagement, partnerships and consultation guided by the principle of ‘nothing about us without us’ 
  • strategic initiatives that encourage diverse representation, including capacity building programs and international development activity 
  • support for the arts and cultural sector to develop new practices and business models to increase audience access to transformative experiences 
  • support and capacity building for the digital and physical mobility of Australian arts and creativity 
  • research that provides a comprehensive picture of Australians’ evolving relationship with the arts in their daily lives, and the economic, social and cultural value of arts and creativity 
  • leveraging our investment and expertise through strategic partnerships  
  • brokering new opportunities for audiences to experience Australian arts 
  • capacity building programs that develop people, grow networks and broker opportunities for Australian arts and artists, contributing to the long term resilience of the Australian arts community 
  • our Digital Culture Strategy 2020–2024 that sets out our approach to support a digitally enabled and thriving arts and cultural sector  
  • strategic partnerships that create new opportunities 
  • pursuing new sources of co-investment to grow the funds available for the arts  
  • international opportunities that nurture meaningful and effective international engagement for the Australian arts and cultural sector. 

We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and from artists with disability.

We accept applications in Languages Other Than English (LOTE). 

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You are encouraged to speak with your Australia Council contact about options that can provide flexible support during these difficult times. If you’re not sure who that is, please contact Artists Services we will direct you to the right person.