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$2M for Anzac Centenary Projects


Thursday, 3rd July 2014 at 3:18 pm
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Grant applications are open for the Federal Government’s $2 million Anzac Centenary Arts and Culture Fund Public Grants Program.

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$2M for Anzac Centenary Projects
Thursday, 3rd July 2014 at 3:18 pm

Grant applications are open for the Federal Government’s $2 million Anzac Centenary Arts and Culture Fund Public Grants Program.

The Federal Government said that successful projects would commemorate the Centenary of World War I and the service and sacrifice of Australians in all war efforts.

The fund offers grants of up to $100,000 for national, state and territory cultural institutions and $50,000 for artists, organisations and community groups for a wide range of arts and culture projects.

“The Anzac Centenary Arts and Culture Fund Public Grants Program will enhance our understanding of the Anzac legacy by assisting artists in the development, production, presentation, exhibition or performance of arts and culture projects,” Minister for the Arts Senator George Brandis said.

“Communities, individuals, organisations and artists from across the nation have an opportunity to create high quality arts and cultural activities that will form part of the most significant period of commemoration in our nation's history.

“Throughout history, it is the artist with their unique vision and interpretation of the human condition who has captured the spirit and substance of momentous events and daily ritual which, in turn, help inform our thinking and understanding of the past.

“I’m sure that the observations and reflections of Australian artists, about such a significant time in our nation’s history, will create a memorable and enduring legacy for the benefit of all Australians.”

For more information on the Anzac Centenary Arts and Culture Fund Public Grants Program, read the guidelines at www.arts.gov.au/anzac before applying. Applications close at 5pm AEST on Wednesday, September 10.

The Federal Government has also announced the successful recipients of more than $371,000 in funding for youth arts projects.

The successful recipients were:

  • Independent broadcaster FBi radio in Sydney has been allocated $61,000 to extend their existing Northern Lights competition to a national competition that will select one solo artist and one band to represent Australia at the Iceland Airwaves Festival in Reykjavik in November 2014.

  • Queensland Youth Orchestras will receive $50,000 to support its extensive program of concerts.

  • ArtsLink Queensland will receive $100,000 to continue to hold its MAD camp in September 2014.

  • Hobart Baroque classical musical festival has received $100,000 to showcase the talent of emerging young classical musicians at the 2015 festival.

  • And youth opera company Pacific Opera will receive $60,000 to launch a pilot training program in 2015 that will equip young opera singers to pursue a professional opera career.



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