The Australia Council for the Arts has announced over $6 million of investment into the Australian arts sector today in the latest grants round.

From 1,353 applicants, 183 projects have been chosen to be funded with a further 271 identified as being of "high merit and deserving support but could not be funded within the scope of the budget". "This demonstrates an opportunity to further invest in Australia's creative potential," Executive Director of Grants and Engagement Frank Panucci said.

Among the artists successful in this round in the Music funding area, are indie rockers Gang Of Youths ($38,000) after a huge 2018 for a US headline tour, Bamboos' Lance Ferguson ($36,375), Sylvie Nehill ($28,384), Paul Mac ($38,866) singer-songwriter Julia Jacklin ($40,899) for international touring, Odette ($12,000) for international marketing, Northeast Party House ($28,950) for new album, RVG ($25,420) for second album, Music NT ($100,000) for 2019 activities, Contemporary Music Victoria ($75,000) for 2019 program and a whole lot more.  

Panucci said the Council was impressed with the calibre of applicants in this round of funding. "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,” he said.

“The Australia Council will continue to advocate for increased investment in the arts throughout 2019 and beyond, recognising the crucial role of the arts in contributing to Australia’s rapidly growing creative economy, as well as the social and cultural success of our nation. 

"Our research shows the arts help promote empathy and socially cohesive communities, in addition to enriching the lives of all who experience them."

For a full look at all the grant recipients follow the link here. Please note this is a fully inclusive list of grants approved by all areas of the Australia Council. 

Charlie Collins, Gang Of Youths
31.01.19
Enmore Theatre, Newtown
Laneway Festival- Brisbane
02.02.19
Brisbane Showgrounds, Bowen Hills
Laneway Festival- Sydney
03.02.19
Callan Park, Rozelle
Laneway Festival - Adelaide
08.02.19
Harts Mill, Port Adelaide
Laneway Festival- Melbourne
09.02.19
Footscray Park, Footscray
Laneway Festival - Fremantle
10.02.19
Esplanade Reserve, Fremantle
Perth Festival
21.02.19
Chevron Gardens, Perth
Farmer & The Owl
02.03.19
McCabe Park, Wollongong
Annie Hamilton, Julia Jacklin, Olympia
05.03.19
Uni Bar, Wollongong
Annie Hamilton, Julia Jacklin, Olympia
06.03.19
Molo Live @ ANU, Canberra
WOMADelaide
08.03.19
Botanic Park, Hackney
A Festival called PANAMA
08.03.19
Lone Star Valley, Lone Star Valley
Asha Jefferies, Julia Jacklin, Olympia
09.03.19
The Triffid, Newstead
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Robert Muinos, Julia Jacklin, Olympia
14.03.19
The Forum, Melbourne
Annie Hamilton, Julia Jacklin, Olympia
15.03.19
Metro Theatre, Sydney
Annie Hamilton, Julia Jacklin, Olympia
16.03.19
Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle West
Odette
28.03.19
Corner Hotel, Richmond
Imbi The Girl, Odette
29.03.19
Corner Hotel, Richmond
Imbi The Girl, Odette
30.03.19
The Gov, Hindmarsh
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Imbi The Girl, Odette
05.04.19
Metro Theatre, Sydney
Imbi The Girl, Odette
12.04.19
The Triffid, Newstead
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RVG, Kurt Vile
15.04.19
Enmore Theatre, Newtown
RVG, Kurt Vile
16.04.19
Uni Bar, Wollongong
RVG, Kurt Vile
17.04.19
Molo Live @ ANU, Canberra
Bad Friday
19.04.19
Fraser Park, Marrickville
Imbi The Girl, Odette
20.04.19
Capitol, Perth
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Imbi The Girl, Odette
21.04.19
Freo Social Hall, Fremantle
RVG, Kurt Vile
22.04.19
The Forum, Melbourne
Bendigo Autumn Music
25.04.19
Bendigo, Bendigo
RVG, Kurt Vile
27.04.19
The Gov, Hindmarsh
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RVG, Kurt Vile
28.04.19
Rosemount Hotel, North Perth
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Blues On Broadbeach
16.05.19
Broadbeach, Broadbeach


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