The Australia Council has announced its latest round of grant recipients with close to $6 million being given to supporting almost 200 various arts projects.

Announced earlier today, The Australia Council has revealed that $5.8 million is set to be given to a range of projects, career development, regional touring and international opportunities for Australian artists.

Receiving a total of 1,367 applications for funding across Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts, community arts and cultural development, dance, emerging and experimental arts, literature, multi-art form, music, theatre and visual arts, these applications were peer assessed by panels made up of 111 industry experts from across the country before being decided upon.

Overall, this funding is set to support 114 individuals, 30 groups and 48 organisations, with 59% of funding going to female-identifying artists, with a strong representation of First Nations-led projects also being noted.

Overall, the funding will support 114 individuals, 30 groups and 48 organisations. Australia Council Executive Director, Grants and Engagement, Frank Panucci congratulates all successful grant recipients in what was another highly competitive round.

“We continue to receive a high volume of high-quality applications across all areas of arts practice,” explained Australia Council Executive Director, Grants and Engagement, Frank Panucci.