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Six claim Accelerate award

Six Australian Indigenous arts workers have left for London to undertake the Accelerate program, which includes industry placements at UK institutions. Read more

Moree Dhiiyaan centre secures $200k

The NSW Government has provided $200,000 in funding for the Dhiiyaan Aboriginal Centre in Moree. The centre holds a collection of more than 100,000 genealogies, 15,000 photographs, language records and other important documents relating to local Kamilaroi families. Read more

Schwartz leads private sector arts support

Carol Schwartz AM has joined as chair of the agency that will replace the Australia Business Arts Foundation and Artsupport Australia. The organisation will aim to attract private sector support through philanthropy, sponsorship and business for the arts and creative sectors. Read more

Newcastle to host arts conference

The Federal Government has injected $80,000 into a national arts conference to be held in Newcastle on March 12-14 2013. The Renew Australia conference will draw hundreds of people to the city to discuss the concept of transforming empty city buildings into creative spaces. Read more

Kalgoorlie unveiled for 2014 conference

The 2014 Regional Arts Australia national conference will be held during Spring in Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Western Australia. The theme for the 2014 event 'Arts on the Edge' will reflect the exciting crossroads of Australia's art scene. Read more

Arts North West appoints Aboriginal Arts Officer

Lorrayne Riggs has been appointed to the new position of Aboriginal Arts Officer at Arts North West. She will fill the much-needed role supporting the development and sustainability of Aboriginal arts and cultural practice in the New England North West region. Read more

Access All Areas: A passport to partnerships for artists of all abilities

Supported by the NSW Government through Arts NSW and Ageing, Disability and Home Care, Regional Arts NSW is presenting a number of workshops across the state during November to assist arts organisations and disability services organisations to develop great arts projects for artists of all abilities. The Access All Areas: A passport to partnerships for artists of all abilities workshops will be facilitated by Anne Dunn, a highly experienced mediator, facilitator and organisational developer in the corporate, government and community sectors. Details for all the workshop sessions are available on our website. Read more

Reform of the Australia Council begins

Federal Arts Minister Simon Crean has announced the Australia Council for the Arts will have increased responsibility for a broader range of arts funding programs in the first steps of reforming the Council. Speaking at the Australian Performing Arts Centres Association Conference, Mr Crean said that Playing Australia, Visions of Australia, Festivals Australia, the Contemporary Music Touring Program, Contemporary Touring Initiative and the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy will transfer to the Australia Council from the Office for the Arts. Read more

The Hon. Simon Crean MP continues investment in regional arts

Delegates of last week’s Regional Arts Australia conference, Kumuwuki/Big Wave, were lucky enough to have the Hon. Simon Crean MP present the opening address. The Minister reinforced the importance of the arts in communities and the government’s continued investment in them. Read his opening address by clicking on Read More… Read more