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28 July 2015

Australia Council's revised grants program announced

Australia Council's revised grants program announced

The Australia Council for the Arts has announced changes to its grants program in response to the 2015-16 budget measures. According to the Council's announcement, the 2015-16 will be considered as a transition year, with a number of existing contractual obligations still in place. This includes the $22.4 million commitment to existing Key Organisations to the end of 2016.

There will be two core grants rounds in 2015-16, with deadlines in September 2015 and February 2016, while the round planned for December 2015 will be cancelled. International residencies will continue to be offered annually, with applications closing on 1 December 2015.

The planned six-year funding program for organisations program will be replaced with a four-year model, with a deadline for applications on 1 December and decisions announced in April 2016 (with funding to commence in January 2017).

In 2016-17, three core grant rounds will be offered, with closing dates in June 2016, October 2016 and February 2017.

> For more details, see the Australia Council's media release (23 July 2015).


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