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Director of the National Gallery of Australia reappointed

The Albanese Labor Government is pleased to announce the reappointment of Dr Nick Mitzevich for a second five-year term as Director of the National Gallery of Australia.

15 June 2023

Media release

Festivals funding to support regional artists and events

The Albanese Labor Government is supporting a place for every story and a story for every place, with new funding for a range of arts project at festivals across the country.

14 June 2023

Media release

First Nations contemporary music to shine

The Albanese Labor Government is continuing its support of unique and diverse First Nations musicians – with new funding to help them thrive.

13 June 2023

Media release

Australian National Maritime Museum Council reappointment

The Albanese Government has today announced the reappointment of Ms Alison Page as a member of the Council of the Australian National Maritime Museum.

07 June 2023

Media release

Interview with Lisa Millar, ABC News Breakfast
SUBJECTS: Tina Turner, Creative Australia legislation introduction, The Wiggles performing at Parliament, energy bill relief, closing the labour hire loophole, PwC

25 May 2023

Interview

Laying the foundation for a creative Australia

Australian musicians will benefit from better support and increased investment under Albanese Labor Government legislation introduced into Parliament today.

25 May 2023

Media release

First Nations Artists to thrive

More than 85 First Nations art centres and artists will benefit from more than $29 million in funding through the Indigenous Visual Arts Industry Support program.

24 May 2023

Media release

La Brea returns to Australia for Season 3 – supporting 200 local jobs

The Australian Government is supporting more than 200 jobs for local cast and crew through the Location Incentive – with the third season of Universal Television’s series La Brea to be filmed in Queensland.

24 May 2023

Media release

Interview with Patricia Karvelas, ABC RN Breakfast
SUBJECTS: Fair Work Commission review, wage rates, APY Art Centre Collective allegations, US President Joe Biden

18 May 2023

Interview

Interview with Virginia Trioli, ABC Radio Melbourne
Subject: Wages growth and inflation, Voice to Parliament referendum, Indigenous artworks’ integrity

17 May 2023

Interview

Australian talent helped onto the world stage

The Albanese Government is supporting Australian artists onto the world stage, with funding for seven projects through the International Cultural Diplomacy Arts Fund.

17 May 2023

Media release

Federal Budget helps write the script for Australia’s emerging artists and storytellers

The next generation of Australian artists, entertainers and storytellers will benefit from additional Albanese Government support for our arts training organisations.

12 May 2023

Media release

Press Conference, NIDA Sydney
SUBJECTS: 2023 Federal Budget funding for the arts, Australia’s national cultural policy ‘Revive’, APY Art Collective, Fair Work Commission, Australian content obligations for streaming

12 May 2023

Speech

Budget 2023-24: Albanese Government revives Australia's arts and culture

The Albanese Labor Government is delivering record new investment in Australia’s arts sector in the 2023-24 Budget, with almost $950 million in additional spending over four years to safeguard our national institutions, train and support creators…

09 May 2023

Media release

Unveiling of new ‘Parramatta’ tapestry

What a pleasure to be joining you all today. Thank you so much to Aunty Peta, for such a generous welcome to Country.

03 May 2023

Speech