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Australia Council Awards 2022

The Australia Council Awards acknowledge the contribution that Australian artists have made to the creative arts and cultural life of the nation.

Nominations close: Tuesday 26 October 2021 (3pm AEDT)

Award Categories:

Australia Council Award for Dance acknowledges the achievements of an artist who has made an outstanding and sustained contribution to Australian dance. The recipient of this award will receive $25,000.

Australia Council Award for Emerging and Experimental Arts acknowledges the achievements of an artist who has made an outstanding and sustained contribution to the practice of emerging and experimental art. The recipient of this award will receive $25,000.

Australia Council Award for Lifetime Achievement in Literature acknowledges the achievements of an eminent literary writer who has made an outstanding and sustained contribution to Australian literature. The recipient of this award will receive $25,000.

Australia Council Don Banks Music Award acknowledges the achievements of a distinguished artist who has made an outstanding and sustained contribution to music in Australia. The recipient of this award will receive $25,000.

Australia Council Award for Visual Arts acknowledges the achievements of an artist who has made an outstanding and sustained contribution to Australian visual art. The recipient of this award will receive $25,000.

Australia Council Award for Theatre acknowledges the achievements of an artist who has made an outstanding and sustained contribution to Australian theatre. The recipient of this award will receive $25,000.

Australia Council Kirk Robson Award for Community Arts and Cultural Development recognises a young artist or arts worker (aged 30 years or under at the time of nomination) demonstrating outstanding leadership in community arts and cultural development (CACD). The recipient of this award will receive $10,000.

Australia Council Ros Bower Award for Community Arts and Cultural Development acknowledges the achievements of an artist or arts worker who has made an outstanding and sustained contribution to community arts and cultural development. The recipient of this award will receive $25,000.

For more information: visit the Australia Council Website