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Ministers for the Department of Communications and the Arts

Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield

Minister for Communications

Minister for the Arts

Manager of Government Business in the Senate

National Institute of Dramatic Art Graduate School opens

8 December 2015

Joint Media Release: Prime Minister, the Hon. Malcolm Turnbull MP

The opening of the National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA) Graduate School provides a much needed 'creative and cultural hub' for mid-career and upskilling artists.

The Graduate School will lead Australia into a new era of training in performing arts ensuring we remain productive, creative and competitive in a global market.

The Australian Government provided $6.8 million in capital works funding to NIDA, which included support for the Graduate School. This funding was complemented by business and philanthropic support leveraged by NIDA.

NIDA is one of Australia's seven national elite performing arts training institutions and is regarded as one of the world's top 10 actor training schools.

We expect the best of our artists and arts organisations and to help them succeed and compete internationally we must ensure they have access to the infrastructure they need.

The NIDA Graduate School directly ensures Australia invests in our artistic talent and helps develop our next generation of actors, policy makers, festival and artistic directors.

NIDA has produced some of Australia's most successful and recognised performing artists, whether on our screens and stages, or taking leading roles behind the scenes.

More information about NIDA go to https://www.nida.edu.au/

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