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Australia Council

The Australia Council has appointed two new heads of practice. Zohar Spatz and Sarah Greentree will join the Australia Council’s Sector Development Team in May to take up their roles as Head of Community and Experimental and Head of Dance and Multi Arts respectively.

A new report produced by QUT and the Australia Council explores how a pilot program designed to place Fine Arts students into industry and community in their final year is highlighting new approaches to preparing students to applying creative skills within a range of industry and community settings. The report

Director of Clemenger BBDO Robert Morgan has been announced as the new Chair of the Australia Council. Mr Morgan was formerly Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of the Clemenger Group, Australia’s largest advertising and marketing communications network. He is a long-term Director of the Sydney Swans and  served on the Board

The Australia Council has released a new report on the connections between digital technology, arts and cultural participation. The report which was produced by the Australia Council and the Arts Council Singapore, reveals that audience expectations, creative participation and organisation of creative endeavour have all been affected by advances in

The Australia Council is inviting international publishers to apply for support from its Translation Fund for Literature towards the translation of Australian works of creative writing such as fiction and narrative non-fiction. Australian publishers may also apply to support Australian translators producing foreign language works for local publication. Applications close

The Australia Council is inviting applications for a head of visual arts to help inform future policy for the Australian visual arts sector. The two-year full-time appointment will play a key role in advocacy for the sector and shaping future opportunities, policy and issues. Applications close on 30 August 2020. Further information

The Australia Council has released a new report which aims to provide an evidence base to highlight the contribution of First Nations artists to Australian creativity. ‘Creating Art Part 1: The makers’ view of pathways for First Nations theatre and dance’ highlights the essential learnings from this research and identifies

The Australia Council has announced that it will provide approximately $5 million to the 2020 Resilience Fund to provide support for Australian artists experiencing negative effects of COVID 19. Funding, by application, is available in three streams: Survive: Small grants for individuals, groups and organisations to offset or recoup money lost

The Australia Council for the Arts has released a new report: Domestic Arts Tourism: Connecting the Country as a follow up to their previous report on international arts tourism. The report highlights the importance of the arts to domestic tourism and the growth of First Nation arts and crafts as

The Australia Council has released its 2018-19 Annual Report, Valuing the Arts, highlighting support for the creation of more than 9500 new works and 1000 world premieres. Australia Council Chair Sam Walsh AO reinforced the importance of the arts in Australia, calling for ‘far greater recognition to the value of