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Investing more in Australian creative talent and stories

The Albanese Labor Government is continuing to revive Australia’s arts, entertainment and cultural sector with strong investments in the 2024-25 Budget.

14 May 2024

Media release

Sharing the National Collection: Japanese artworks in Temora honour shared histories

Pieces from four celebrated Japanese ceramic artists will take pride of place in Temora Arts Centre in the latest loan announced under the Albanese Labor Government’s Sharing the National Collection program.

14 May 2024

Media release

Sharing the National Collection: First loan to Northern Territory celebrates First Nations art on Country

Four works by Albert Namatjira will go on display at the Araluen Art Centre in Alice Springs to commemorate its 40th anniversary as part of the Albanese Labor Government’s Sharing the National Collection

07 May 2024

Media release

Appointment to the Creative Workplaces Council

The Albanese Labor Government has today announced the appointment of Mr Simon Abrahams as a member of the Creative Workplaces Council for a four-year term. 

06 May 2024

Media release

Global spotlight for Australian artists

The Albanese Labor Government is helping Australian artists tell our stories on the world stage, with 14 projects to share in $1.14 million through the International Cultural Diplomacy Arts Fund.  

03 May 2024

Media release

Appointment to Australian National Maritime Museum Council

The Albanese Labor Government has today announced the appointment of the Hon Leo McLeay as a member of the Council of the Australian National Maritime Museum for a three-year term.

24 April 2024

Media release

Appointment to the Board of Old Parliament House

The Albanese Labor Government has today announced the appointment of Ms Niki Savva as a member of the Board of Old Parliament House for a three-year term.

24 April 2024

Media release

Appointments to Public Lending Right Committee

The Albanese Labor Government has today announced the re-appointment of Mr Steven Carroll and the appointment of Ms Clare Thorpe to the Public Lending Right Committee. 

24 April 2024

Media release

New Chair of the Australian Film, Television and Radio Council

The Albanese Labor Government has today announced the appointment of award-winning writer, director and producer Ms Rachel Perkins as Chair of the Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS) Council for a period of three years.

04 April 2024

Media release

Sharing the National Collection: $116 million Rothko among artworks headed to Ipswich

Artworks by two giants of American painting, Mark Rothko and Agnes Martin, will go on display at the Ipswich Art Gallery in Queensland from November as part of the Albanese Labor Government’s Sharing the National Collection…

21 March 2024

Media release

Australian artists to receive international royalty rights

For the first time Australian artists will receive royalty payments when their work is resold overseas under changes introduced by the Albanese Labor Government.

20 March 2024

Media release

Sharing the National Collection: Tiny Texas gallery to host Jan Brown works

Five bronze sculptures by Australian artist Jan Brown will travel to Texas Regional Gallery in rural southeast Queensland as part of the Albanese Labor Government’s Sharing the National Collection program. 

18 March 2024

Media release

Festival projects come to life across the country

The Albanese Labor Government is backing in festivals across the country – with $1.4 million in funding through the Festivals Australia program.

13 March 2024

Media release

Sharing the National Collection: Key Australian modernists to grace Tamworth gallery

Two of Australia’s foremost modernist artists – Grace Crowley and Grace Cossington Smith – are heading to Tamworth as part of the Albanese Labor Government’s Sharing the National Collection program.

07 March 2024

Media release

Doorstop interview at Wanneroo Regional Gallery
SUBJECTS: Sharing the National Collection with the Wanneroo Regional Gallery, the Australian American Leadership Dialogue, wages growth in Western Australia.

07 March 2024

Interview