Joint media release
Federal Minister for the Arts
Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield
Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of Anzac
The Hon Dan Tehan MP
Minister for the Arts Mitch Fifield and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC Dan Tehan today announced almost $800,000 in funding for community arts and culture projects as part of the Australian Government's national Anzac Centenary commemorations.
The Anzac Centenary Arts and Culture Fund supports community-based projects that explore and engage the ANZAC story.
Two projects will receive a total of $350,000 under the Production and Commissioning Fund stream and 12 projects will share a total of $447,696 through the Public Grants Program stream.
Minister Fifield said the arts were a powerful platform for people to express themselves and engage and educate audiences about important events in Australia's history.
'This funding is a great opportunity for Australians to educate others by sharing the experiences and challenges our servicemen and women faced throughout the years and continue to face today', Minister Fifield said.
Minister Tehan encouraged all Australians, particularly young people, to support their local communities and get involved in the nationwide commemorations.
'All Australians should use the centenary of Anzac to reflect on the sacrifice of our service men and women', Minister Tehan said.
'These arts projects can engage with their communities and start a conversation about these important issues'.
Anzac centenary commemorations will continue until 2018, marking 100 years since Australia's involvement in World War 1.
For more information about the Anzac centenary Arts and Culture Fund and a full list of recipients visit www.arts.gov.au/anzac.