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Australia Council Triennial Funding
Why is the Government maintaining this measure?
- The renewal of the Australia Council's triennial funding of $398 million and additional funding of $10 million over five years reflects the Government's commitment to supporting a vibrant and productive arts community in Australia.
- The Australia Council was established as a statutory authority in 1975 to be the Australian Government's principal arts funding and advisory body. It has been funded on a triennial basis since 1995, providing greater financial certainty to the organisations supported by it.
What were the outcomes of the Government's review of the Australia Council?
- The Government conducted a rigorous review of the Australia Council which found it to be operating effectively and efficiently in delivering its legislated functions consistently with the Government's arts policy priorities.
Has the Government maintained the level of funding to the Australia Council?
- Core funding has been maintained and the Government has increased funding by $10 million over five years to support arts organisations, assist in the expansion of international markets for Australian artists and for the production of high quality music recordings through support to the Melba Foundation.
Who benefits from this measure?
- Artists and arts organisations across the country will continue to benefit, as will the broader community.
- Funding supports artists and arts organisations to pursue artistic excellence in creating and presenting their work, to take advantage of opportunities to improve and develop their skills, and to tour and promote their work to wider audiences.
Document ID: 12633 | Last modified: 3 October 2013, 7:08am