The Australia Council for the Arts has announced the latest recipients of project and career development grants supporting a diverse range of artists and organisations. The $6.4 million funding will support 118 individual artists, 27 groups, and 51 arts organisation. Women or groups including women made up 56% of those receiving grants.

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“Many of the projects funded include international components which will expand artistic and commercial opportunities for Australian artists and strengthen our international reputation for producing great art and artists”, said Australia Council CEO Tony Grybowski.

The Australia Council received a total of 1,423 applications in the latest core grants round, spanning Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts, Community Arts and Cultural Development, Dance, Emerging and Experimental Arts, Literature, Multi-art form, Music, Theatre and Visual Arts.

In addition to the $6.4 million in core grants, approximately $3.3 million was invested in other targeted programmes and initiatives including International Residencies, Visual Art and Craft Strategy funding to individuals, Playing Australia and the Contemporary Music Touring Program.

The successful applicants include Lisa Illean, whose $10,840 grant will see her compose a 20-minute work for female voice, electronics and moving image for soprano Juliet...