Privately-funded program threatened by public funding cuts

Copyright Agency money funds residencies in regional Australia but the program depends on public money now threatened by the Australian Council cuts.
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Detail of Pierre Huyghe, A Journey That Wasn’t, 2005, super 16mm and HD video; Courtesy the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York.

Over the past ​four years artists and curators have received Artist or Curator Residency (ACR) grants from the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund.  Regional and remote communities have been the beneficiaries of more than $300,000 that has brought international and metropolitan artists and curators to places like Cootamundra and Broken Hill.

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina