Australia Council’s latest funding round supports close to 200 projects, with strong success by female artists

Australia Council for the Arts,
11 January 2018, Australia

The $6.4 million funding in the October core grants round will support 118 individual artists, 27 groups, and 51 arts organisations.

This round saw strong outcomes for female artists, particularly in music, with 56% of grants awarded to women or groups including women. This is particularly encouraging in light of the Council’s recent research report Making Art Work which found that on average female artists earn 25% less than male artists and earn 30% less from their creative work.