Australia Council puts grants on hold following budget cuts

Timelines for the implementation of the new Six Year Funding for Organisations model are now uncertain.
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The Australia Council for the Arts’ Chief Executive Officer, Tony Grybowski, wrote to arts organisations on Friday to warn them that last week’s unexpected budget cuts will impact on the roll-out of the new six-year funding cycle.

‘I am writing in response to the volume of questions and concerns voiced by many of you following the measures announced as part of the 2015-16 Budget on Tuesday evening,’ Grybowski’s letter read.

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Richard Watts OAM is ArtsHub's National Performing Arts Editor; he also presents the weekly program SmartArts on Three Triple R FM. Richard is a life member of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, a Melbourne Fringe Festival Living Legend, and was awarded the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards' Facilitator's Prize in 2020. In 2021 he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Green Room Awards Association. Most recently, Richard received a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in June 2024. Follow him on Twitter: @richardthewatts