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

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Australia-Singapore Digital Residencies

Closing Date:

Tue November 9, 2021 3:00 pm (AEDT)

The Australia Council for the Arts and the National Arts Council Singapore will jointly deliver the third iteration of a program of four digital residencies between Australia and Singapore, two for each country.

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All The Things We Couldn’t Say: Digital Theatremakers Program

Closing Date:

Tue November 9, 2021 3:00 pm (AEDT)

All The Things We Couldn’t Say is a three-year collaboration between Salamanca Arts Centre in Australia, and Checkpoint Theatre in Singapore.

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International Engagement Fund

Closing Date:

Tue November 9, 2021 3:00 pm (AEDT)

This pilot fund supports the Australian arts, cultural and creative sectors to explore opportunities
to engage internationally, in the wake of unprecedented global change and disruption. Our vision is for Australian arts, culture and creativity to be thriving and to be known globally for its innovation, sustainability, complexity and diversity. This fund prioritises remote, online and hybrid modes of cross-border engagement while international travel is restricted.

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Digital Transformation for the Creative Industries

Closing Date:

Tue November 16, 2021 3:00 pm (AEDT)

Digital Transformation for the Creative Industries is an online short course designed specifically for artists and arts and creative workers.

Developed in collaboration with the University of Technology Sydney, this six week course will equip you with the skills, tools and techniques to meet tomorrow’s challenges in this new digitally-enabled world.

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Translation Fund for Literature

Closing Date:

Tue November 23, 2021 3:00 pm (AEDT)

International publishers may apply for a contribution towards the translation of Australian works by living authors of creative writing such as fiction, poetry, writing for children and young people, graphic novels, and narrative non-fiction (defined as autobiography, biography, essays, histories, literary criticism, or analytical prose).

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Leadership Program

Closing Date:

Tue November 30, 2021 12:00 am (AEST)

The Australia Council Leadership Program is dedicated to transforming our sector’s knowledge, skills and capabilities by supporting emerging and established leaders. Our program recognises the diverse nature of leadership and builds on the rich knowledge and experience already within our sector. We partner with respected facilitators to foster personal and professional development through knowledge-sharing and connecting people across Australia and internationally.

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Arts Leaders Program

Closing Date:

Tue November 30, 2021 3:00 pm (AEDT)

The Arts Leaders Program takes place over 12-months and involves three interconnected residentials that will take place either in-person, hybrid and/or digitally, with online learning moments in between. As a participant in our programs, you will join a cohort of mid-career and established arts leaders working within organisations, independently or in community.

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International Leadership Program Indo Pacific

Closing Date:

Tue November 30, 2021 3:00 pm (AEDT)

In partnership with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), the International Leadership Program invites applicants from nine eligible Indo-Pacific countries to apply for the Arts Leaders or Future Leaders programs in Australia.

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Closing soon

Australia-Singapore Digital Residencies

The Australia Council for the Arts and the National Arts Council Singapore will jointly deliver the third iteration of a program of four digital residencies between Australia and Singapore, two for each country.
Closing soon

All The Things We Couldn’t Say: Digital Theatremakers Program

All The Things We Couldn’t Say is a three-year collaboration between Salamanca Arts Centre in Australia, and Checkpoint Theatre in Singapore.
Closing soon

International Engagement Fund

This pilot fund supports the Australian arts, cultural and creative sectors to explore opportunities to engage internationally, in the wake of unprecedented global change and disruption. Our vision is for Australian arts, culture and creativity to be thriving and to be known globally for its innovation, sustainability, complexity and diversity. This fund prioritises remote, online and hybrid modes of cross-border engagement while international travel is restricted.
Open

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. Developed in collaboration with the University of Technology Sydney, this six week course will equip you with the skills, tools and techniques to meet tomorrow’s challenges in this new digitally-enabled world.
Open

Translation Fund for Literature

International publishers may apply for a contribution towards the translation of Australian works by living authors of creative writing such as fiction, poetry, writing for children and young people, graphic novels, and narrative non-fiction (defined as autobiography, biography, essays, histories, literary criticism, or analytical prose).
Open

Leadership Program

The Australia Council Leadership Program is dedicated to transforming our sector’s knowledge, skills and capabilities by supporting emerging and established leaders. Our program recognises the diverse nature of leadership and builds on the rich knowledge and experience already within our sector. We partner with respected facilitators to foster personal and professional development through knowledge-sharing and connecting people across Australia and internationally.
Open

Arts Leaders Program

The Arts Leaders Program takes place over 12-months and involves three interconnected residentials that will take place either in-person, hybrid and/or digitally, with online learning moments in between. As a participant in our programs, you will join a cohort of mid-career and established arts leaders working within organisations, independently or in community.
Open

International Leadership Program Indo Pacific

In partnership with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), the International Leadership Program invites applicants from nine eligible Indo-Pacific countries to apply for the Arts Leaders or Future Leaders programs in Australia.

We invest in Australian arts through grants, initiatives, programmes and opportunities that foster and develop Australia’s arts sector and raise the profile of Australian art 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). 

The Australia Council for the Arts issues SCAM ALERTS to provide information and protect the public from scams using our name. 

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.