Thursday, July 3 2014

Senator the Hon. Michael Ronaldson
Minister for Veterans' Affairs
Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC
Special Minister of State

Senator the Hon. George Brandis QC, Minister for the Arts

Applications are now open for the Australian Government’s $2 million Anzac Centenary Arts
and Culture Fund Public Grants Program.

The Minister for the Arts, Senator the Hon George Brandis QC and Minister Assisting the
Prime Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC, Senator the Hon Michael Ronaldson said that
the creative projects funded through this program will commemorate the Centenary of the
First World War and the service and sacrifice of Australians in all war efforts.

“The Anzac Centenary Arts and Culture Fund Public Grants Program will enhance our
understanding of the Anzac legacy by assisting artists in the development, production,
presentation, exhibition or performance of arts and culture projects,” Senator Brandis said.

“Communities, individuals, organisations and artists from across the nation have an
opportunity to create high quality arts and cultural activities that will form part of the most
significant period of commemoration in our nation's history.

“Throughout history, it is the artist with their unique vision and interpretation of the human
condition who has captured the spirit and substance of momentous events and daily ritual
which, in turn, help inform our thinking and understanding of the past.

“I’m sure that the observations and reflections of Australian artists, about such a significant
time in our nation’s history, will create a memorable and enduring legacy for the benefit of all

Senator Ronaldson said the grants will enable the use of creativity by Australian
communities, cultural institutions and individuals to explore the Anzac Centenary in a range
of ways. Grants of up to $100,000 for national, state and territory cultural institutions and
$50,000 for artists, organisations and community groups are available for a wide range of arts
and culture projects.

“Artists are encouraged to explore any aspect of Australia’s military history including
Australian involvement in any war or through peacekeeping efforts,” Senator Ronaldson said.

“The Centenary of Anzac will mark a Century of Service, encompassing all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations in which Australians have been involved. It will be the most significant period of commemoration in our nation’s history and the Abbott Government is committed to providing opportunities for all Australians to participate”

Applicants are encouraged to read the guidelines at before applying.

Applications close at 5.00pm AEST on Wednesday 10 September 2014.


Office of Senator Brandis: 02 6277 7300

Office of Senator Ronaldson: 02 6277 7820


Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service (VVCS) and Veterans Line can be reached 24 hours a day across Australia for crisis support and free and confidential counselling. Phone 1800 011 046

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