The Australia Council is set to deliver $6.6 million in order to support almost 200 artistic projects that range from career development, regional touring, and international opportunities for Aussie artists.

Their latest round of grants included strong projects that were led by First Nations artists and First Nations-led organisations, in addition to those receiving funding through the dedicated Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts panel.

183 projects were funded by the Australian Council Grant in total, with a further 271 projects being assessed by peers as being of high merit and deserving support, but couldn’t be funded within the scope of the budget.

According to the Australia Council Executive Director of Grants and Engagement, Frank Panucci, this demonstrates an opportunity for further investment in Australia’s creative future.

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“We continue to receive more high-quality applications than we are currently able to support, which highlights the incredible opportunity that exists to invest in Australia’s rich creative talent and the development of our nation,” Panucci said.