MEDIA RELEASE - Australian contemporary visual arts organisations secure four year support
27 January 2016
Australian Government has committed $18 million over four years to 36 of
Australia’s most outstanding contemporary visual arts organisations, including
four new organisations, through the joint Australian, state and territory
governments Visual Arts and Craft Strategy.
ongoing funding will enable these organisations to deepen audience engagement,
expand markets and enhance international connection, provide support for
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, create more opportunities for Australian
visual artists and build stronger, more resilient visual arts and crafts
Visual Arts and Craft Strategy delivers a nationally coordinated joint package
of funding and support in two streams that focus on national and state and
territory priorities for the Australian contemporary visual arts sector.
contributes to the development, presentation and promotion of creative work by
living visual artists and craft practitioners and to the operations of the
organisations that support their practice.
for the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy is a commitment by all governments in
Australia, as agreed through the Meeting of Cultural Ministers.
information on the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy is available at www.australiacouncil.gov.au/artforms/visual-arts/