The Australian Council for the Arts has announced funding of $ 8.49 million for creative projects across the country. This latest round of funding is shared between 173 projects, spanning First Nations arts, visual arts, theater, dance, literature, multiple arts, emerging and experimental arts, and community arts and cultural development.
Australian Council for Investment in the Arts Executive Director Alice Nash said: “There is a tremendous diversity of creative, engaging, innovative and stimulating projects that will appeal to a wide range of audiences across the country.
“We are particularly pleased to be able to support more works by First Nations artists, as well as festivals and writers’ projects that aim to involve audiences with disabilities and from diverse cultural backgrounds.
“Creativity connects all Australians, and as we continue to emerge from the isolation and restrictions of the pandemic, it is exciting to see the range of work that Australian artists and creators bring to audiences of all ages and from all walks of life. “
Among the 173 funded projects are:
Adelaide Festival, which received $ 40,000 for Adelaide Writers’ Week 2022;
Australian Digital Concert Hall, which received $ 100,000 to support over 200 live concerts, as well as educational activities;
Noongar artist Gina Williams, who received $ 48,683 for her tour with Guy Ghouse Koorlangka, which premiered at the Perth Festival, across WA and NT;
Sydney Improvised Music Association (SIMA), which received $ 18,736 to support an NSW regional tour of Riverina, Goulburn and Canberra by the Hilary Geddes Quartet;
The Australian Voices, which received $ 20,000 to enable it to commission composers from diverse linguistic, cultural and personal backgrounds to write choral works on the theme of language and linguistics;
Katie Noonan’s Australian Vocal Ensemble (AVÉ), which received $ 100,000 to commission Australian artists to create custom compositions, recordings, shorts and artwork;
Synergy & TaikOz, which received $ 78,816 for the Percussion Australia 2022 annual program;
Darlinghurst Theater Company, which received $ 97,385 to support the production and development of a new work exploring intercultural relations from the perspective of black women .;
Sydney Writers ‘Festival, which received $ 98,497 for the Sydney Writers’ Festival’s Remote Audience Development;
Ensemble Offspring, which received $ 98,500 to help fund its 2022 season – including concerts, artist development streams, commissions and tours;
Four Winds Festival, which received $ 96,803 to support its SoundPlace program, which plays music year round in remote areas of New South Wales to transform lives, spark the imagination and connect the community;
Flinders Quartet, which received $ 28,000 to commission and develop new works by emerging composers;
Chris Latham, who received $ 40,590 to develop a new body of work telling the stories of WWII prisoners of war through the Flowers of War project;
Menila Moineaux, who received $ 37,542 to support the 2022 season of her groundbreaking new opera company The Cooperative.
Check out the full list of Australian Council grants on their website.