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2012 Australia Council Review Report Released

Last month, Arts Minister Simon Crean released the results of an independent review of the Australia Council as part of the development of the National Cultural Policy. Mr Crean said the Review makes 18 recommendations for reform of the Council and provides an opportunity to reflect on its success and to consider the major challenges ahead. The review was conducted by Angus James and Gabrielle Trainor. Read the 2012 Australia Council Review Report here. Read more

SBS Unveils Free-to-Air Indigenous channel

SBS will launch an Indigenous TV channel later this year as part of a $158.1 million funding injection from the Federal Government. The Government has transferred annual funding from National Indigenous TV Limited (NITV) to SBS to develop the new free-to-air channel dedicated to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander content. Read more

Eddy Harris scoops Pro Hart award

West Darling Arts Aboriginal Arts and Enterprise Officer Eddy Harris on 21 May claimed the $3,000 Pro Hart Prize for Hanging Art in the annual Art Unlimited competition. Read more

Regional Arts NSW welcomes Communications Coordinator

Regional Arts NSW is delighted to welcome our new Communications Coordinator Heather Jennings. Heather has held journalist and editor roles reporting on the advertising and media industry, while also producing freelance writing on the arts, music and creative sectors. Read more

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RABs Gain Funding Boost

This May NSWs 14 Regional Arts Boards each secured a $7,000 grant to develop local artistic and culture programs. The grants were part of a $98,000 funding boost from the Minister for the Arts George Souris MP. Read more