Senator the Hon George Brandis QC
Minister for the Arts
Senator the Hon Michael Ronaldson
Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC
3 July 2014
Applications are now open for the Australian Government's $2 million Anzac Centenary Arts and Culture Fund Public Grants Program.
The Minister for the Arts, Senator the Hon George Brandis QC and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC, Senator the Hon Michael Ronaldson said that the creative projects funded through this program will commemorate the Centenary of the First World War and the service and sacrifice of Australians in all war efforts.
"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," Senator 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."
Senator Ronaldson said the grants will enable the use of creativity by Australian communities, cultural institutions and individuals to explore the Anzac Centenary in a range of ways. Grants of up to $100,000 for national, state and territory cultural institutions and $50,000 for artists, organisations and community groups are available for a wide range of arts and culture projects.
"Artists are encouraged to explore any aspect of Australia's military history including Australian involvement in any war or through peacekeeping efforts," Senator Ronaldson said.
"The Centenary of Anzac will mark a Century of Service, encompassing all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations in which Australians have been involved. It will be the most significant period of commemoration in our nation's history and the Abbott Government is committed to providing opportunities for all Australians to participate"
Applicants are encouraged to read the guidelines at www.arts.gov.au/anzac before applying.
Applications close at 5.00pm AEST on Wednesday 10 September 2014.

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