The Australia Council has released the results of its latest grant rounds including its regular project categories and the outcomes of the Contemporary Music Touring Program. The $6.8 million worth of funding in the latest core grants round will support 222 projects by 133 individual artists, 30 groups, and 59 arts organisations.

The Australia Council received a total of 1,336 applications in the latest core grants round – with 29 percent of applications coming from people applying for the first time – spanning Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts, Community Arts and Cultural Development, Dance, Emerging and Experimental Arts, Literature, Multi-art form, Music, Theatre and Visual Arts.

Grant recipients in Music include Chris Latham, who receives $30,000 for the Diggers’ Requiem Young Artists Program, a five-day intensive built around performance of the works from composers such as Elena Kats-Chernin, Richard Mills and Ross Edwards; recorder virtuoso Genevieve Lacey, who will receive $21,000 to work with a series of business consultants to develop a sustainable business model for independent artists; composer Andrew Ford, who will receive $19,000 for composition of a group of songs to words by Australian, Irish, Shetland, Swedish and Welsh poets; Aviva Endean and Justin Marshall, who receive $20,000 to...

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