Minister for the Department of Communications and the Arts

Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield

Minister for Communications

A/g Minister for Regional Communications

Minister for the Arts

Manager of Government Business in the Senate

Anzac Centenary Arts and Culture Fund recipients

24 April 2017

The Turnbull Government has announced over $330,000 for seven projects through the Anzac Centenary Arts and Culture Fund.

The fund supports the development, production, presentation or performance of arts and culture projects that explore the Anzac legacy.  

Projects to be delivered in 2017 and 2018 include:  

  • $120,000 for the Australian War Memorial to facilitate and host two artistic residency projects with Singapore and Korea, strengthening Australia’s arts and culture engagement with both countries and commemorating our shared histories.
  • Over $29,000 for the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra for the recording of works by the Australian-British composer Lieutenant-Commander Frederick Septimus Kelly. These works were composed during Kelly’s Royal Naval developments to Gallipoli and the Somme, where he was killed in action in November 1916.
  • $89,860 for the Australian Tapestry Workshop’s design and fabrication of a major tapestry for display in the Sir John Monash Centre currently under construction near Villers-Bretonneux.
  • $20,000 to Spoke Productions for the creative development of a performance and online project investigating Australia’s engagement with war and the effects on those it touches, focusing on the impact of post-traumatic stress disorder.

The fund is part of the Government’s national Anzac Centenary program held between 2014 and 2018 to commemorate the centenary of the First World War and a Century of Service by Australia’s servicemen and women.

For more information visit: www.arts.gov.au/anzac

Media contact: Geraldine Mitchell | 0407 280 476 | Geraldine.Mitchell@communications.gov.au

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