ACT projects receive Catalyst – Australia Arts and Culture Fund grants

Senator for the ACT, Zed Seselja has welcomed $500,000 in funding for three ACT projects as part of the second round of funding under the Catalyst – Australian Arts and Culture Fund. 

The successful ACT projects include:

  • The National Museum of Australia – The Story of Australia, Tokyo Olympics 2020
  • The National Museum – One Road, Aboriginal Art from Australia’s Deserts
  • GLAM Peak Bodies Digital Access to Collections and Museums Australia – Digital Access to Collections

“I am pleased that two local applicants have received funding for a range of different projects that will enhance the experience of and access to arts and culture not just in the ACT but across Australia,” Senator Seselja said.

Catalyst funding is available from three streams: partnerships and collaborations; innovation and participation; and international and cultural diplomacy and is open to small, medium and large arts organisations at a national, regional and community level.

The projects include the visual arts, screen based art, music, digital arts, dance and physical theatre, performing arts, cross-disciplinary art forms, community arts as well as arts support and development projects.

Minister Fifield said the arts have the ability to illuminate and enliven the communities we live in, and to teach us more about ourselves, our society and our time.

Catalyst is a truly national arts funding program and I am pleased to see funding reaching our local arts organisations, and arts and cultural organisations from across Australia, recognising the innovative and creative work being undertaken,” Minister Fifield said.

Applications for Catalyst are open with rolling assessments made by independent assessors. Guidelines and information on the application process can be found on the Ministry for the Arts website