MEDIA RELEASE - Contemporary music and performing arts to reach regional and remote communities in 2016
14 December 2015
Australian Government has announced funding of more than $1.3 million to
support six performing arts projects and 12 contemporary music acts to tour
their latest work to regional and remote Australia in 2016.
Minister for the Arts Mitch Fifield
said tours have been supported through the Playing Australia and Contemporary
Music Touring programs administered through the Australia Council.
“Australia is home to some of the most
talented performing artists and contemporary musicians in the world and the
Australian Government is committed to ensuring these experiences are made
available to audiences in regional and remote locations,” Minister Fifield
“This latest round of funding will support 257 arts performances in 108
destinations across Australia in all states and territories, 12 contemporary
music tours to 157 destinations across all states and territories, including
jazz, country, soul, indie and contemporary art music.”
Playing Australia supports performing
arts to reach regional and remote communities across Australia and Contemporary
Music Touring Program funds national touring activity undertaken by Australian
musicians performing original contemporary music, providing support for
performances in regional and remote areas.
information about Playing Australia and the Contemporary Music
Touring Program can be found at www.australiacouncil.gov.au/funding/new-grants-model/