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New Australia Council grants for regional and remote arts touring projects

New Australia Council grants for regional and remote arts touring projects
May 15, 2017

The Australia Council for the Arts has announced more than $2.8 million for three arts touring programs - Playing Australia, Contemporary Music Touring Program and Contemporary Touring Initiative - all with a significant focus on touring in regional and remote areas.

Australia Council Chief Executive Tony Grybowski outlined the agency’s strong commitment to supporting artists and developing audiences, particularly in regional areas, and believes that every Australian should be able to access the arts.

Grybowski stated “these three programs, with a focus on performing arts, music, and visual arts and craft, will receive more than $2.8 million to support emerging and established artists tour regional and remote Australia.

“Arts touring programs are central to strengthening connections with local audiences and increasing access to the transformative power of art. This support is also critical to a sustainable, diverse and vibrant national arts ecology.”

The details of these three Australia Council administered programs are:

Playing Australia: Regional Performing Arts Touring Fund – more than $2 million will support eight organisations, a mix of performing arts tours including theatre and dance with 60% of performances occurring in regional and remote communities.

Contemporary Music Touring Program – more than$190,000 will support 13 emerging and established Australian contemporary musicians undertake tours from country and folk to hip hop, jazz, pop and rock across all state and territories.

Contemporary Touring Initiative – $577,000 will support four organisations to develop national touring of significant contemporary visual art and craft exhibitions, with a particular focus extending into regional communities.

More information is available at www.australiacouncil.gov.au

10th May 2017 - FEDERAL BUDGET CONFIRMS RETURN OF AUSTRALIA COUNCIL ARTS FUNDS

18th March 2017 - FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ABOLISHES CATALYST ARTS FUND: RESTORES FUNDS TO AUSTRALIA COUNCIL 

25th October 2016 - REVIEW OF AUSTRALIAN OPERA WARNS AGAINST USE OF GOVERNMENT FUNDS FOR ‘COMMERCIAL ACTIVITIES’

6th October 2016 - FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO RESTORE AUSTRALIA COUNCIL FUNDING? 

21st May 2015 - AUSTRALIA COUNCIL BEGINS CUTS TO PROGRAMS FOLLOWING THE FEDERAL BUDGET 


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