The October 2016 awards see a few of the companies who lost their four-year funding making some headway.

The Australia Council for the Arts has announced the results of its October project grant round representing $5.8 million of investment in Australian arts. In total, 184 projects have received funding, including $3 million for 141 individuals and groups, and $2.8 million for 43 small-to-medium organisations.

The biggest winners are Freemantle based DADAA (Disability in the Arts, Disadvantage in the Arts), Melbourne dance company BalletLab, Sydney dance theatre company Force Majeure, Adelaide’s Vitalstatistix women’s theatre company, Brisbane-based composer and music creatives Topology, The Last Great Hunt (a collective of seven Perth-based theatre makers), the Australian Design Centre and a German museum (Documenta und Museum Fridericianum) who each received $100,000.

Other organisations receiving over $50,000 include Sydney Philharmonia Choirs, the Waringarri Arts Aboriginal Corporation, Outback Theatre For Young People, the Sydney-based Peggy Glanville-Hicks Composers Trust, Northern Rivers Performing Arts and Arts House, Melbourne’s powerhouse for contemporary arts.

In an Australia Council press release, Chief Executive Officer Tony Grybowski says that, in particular, this funding round included “the highest number of successful multi-art form applications under the new model, and a continued commitment to a...