MEDIA RELEASE - Catalyst – Australian Arts and Culture Fund supports
2 May 2016
Minister for the Arts Mitch Fifield has announced $10
million for more than 70 projects through the Catalyst – Australian Arts and
The diverse projects funded across Australia reflect the
breadth and vitality of Australia’s arts and cultural sector.
The projects include single and multi-year
activities across the visual arts, screen based art, music, digital arts, dance
and physical theatre, performing arts, cross-disciplinary art forms, community
arts as well as arts support and development projects.
Catalyst funding for these projects will expand the range
of opportunities for Australian and international audiences to engage with
innovative new works and contribute to much-needed infrastructure upgrades.
Successful projects include:
Development of a new work, ‘Elegance’, by Restless Dance Company which
explores body image and disability;
The Central Australian Aboriginal Women’s Choir first national tour; and
Development of a new theatre work, ‘The Library’, based on objects from the
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.
Catalyst funding is available for projects across the
Australian arts and cultural sector. More than 80 per cent of the projects
announced today are by small-to-medium arts organisations, with half of the
activity occurring in regional and remote communities.
Catalyst is open to applications at all times. For more
information or to apply, visit the Ministry for the Arts website, www.arts.gov.au/catalyst or call 1800 590 577.