Tuesday, 10 January 2017 11:56
Senator for the ACT, Zed Seselja, today announced funding for Canberra arts institutions to tour cultural exhibitions across Australia.
The Visions of Australia regional touring program supports the development and touring of exhibitions of Australian culture and material originating elsewhere held in Australian collections.
“Congratulations to the National Archives of Australia for receiving Visions of Australia funding to develop the Secret: spies and espionage in Australia exhibition and to the National Gallery of Australia who received funding to tour the Diane Arbus: American Portraits exhibition,” Senator Seselja said.
“This is a great opportunity for our local arts organisations to share our unique stories across Australia.”
Minister for the Arts, Senator Mitch Fifield said the Visions of Australia program provides audiences with access to high quality arts and culture with a focus on audiences in regional and remote Australia.
Four development projects and seven touring projects are supported through the first of two funding rounds in 2016-17. These will reach 108 venues across all states and territories, 79 of which are in regional locations.
The Australian Government provides approximately $2.4 million each financial year to encourage curatorial and financial partnerships across the collections sector through the Visions of Australia program.
The next funding round opens on 6 February 2017 and closes 10 March 2017.
More information about the Visions of Australia funding program and a list of funding recipients can be found on the Department of Communications and the Arts website http://arts.gov.au/visions-of-australia.
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