Season’s Greetings

18 December 2013

Over 2013, Artery brought you the stories of the artist, organisations and initiatives that the Australia Council supported in 2013. Before we launch into 2014, we thought we would reflect on some of the stories you might have missed over the past year. Highlights from 2013: Read our Fellows Focus series that showcases the recipients.

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2013 grants and initatives online now

13 December 2012

In 2013, the Australia Council for the Arts will deliver more than $170 million in funding for arts organisations and individual artists across Australia in an effort to continue enriching the nation by supporting the practice and enjoyment of the arts. Check out the full story and interview with Andy Donovan, Director of Inter-Arts, on.

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Feature artist – Gareth Liddiard

3 February 2012

In 2011, two-year Music Fellowships were awarded to three artists: singer/songwriter Gareth Liddiard, recorder virtuoso Genevieve Lacey, and percussionist and band leader Nicky Bomba. Gareth Liddiard was awarded a Fellowship to research, write and record new songs for two new album releases. The new releases will be promoted and performed both in Australia and internationally..

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Gurrumul at WOMADelaide

24 January 2012

WOMADelaide – Australia’s cultural festival of music, arts and dance – will celebrate its 20th anniversary this year. From 9 – 12 March 2012, WOMADelaide will give audiences the chance to relive old festival favourites including Gurrumul who first performed at WOMADelaide in 2009. Respected as one of the Northern Territory’s most experienced musicians, Geoffrey.

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Synapse: Robin Fox and the Bionic Ear

13 January 2012

Whilst cochlear implants have been remarkably successful in restoring speech perception, they present an issue in music appreciation for implant users. Robin Fox, one of Australia’s leading audio-visual, sound and computer music artists, worked with researchers from Melbourne’s Bionic Ear Institute to create musical compositions tailored specifically for cochlear implant users. Image Credit: Courtesy SBS.

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Nashville Songwriter Residency

12 January 2012

The Australia Council for the Arts is delighted to announce the Nashville Songwriter Residency, inviting Australian songwriters to apply for a 3-month residency in Nashville under the guidance of Australian producer and Nashville resident Mark Moffatt. The initiative will provide funding of $15,000 towards flights, accommodation and living expenses. Nashville hosts the highest concentration of.

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Divas kick off their shoes

16 December 2011

Six of our region’s top female performers will kick off their shoes on the Sydney Festival stage in a unique musical and storytelling show.

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Mitzi’s voyage to the dance floor

16 December 2011

A lot can happen in the music industry in a year and a half, just ask the members of Brisbane-based Mitzi.

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In the spotlight: Dave Hosking

1 December 2011

Artery speaks to Dave Hosking, frontman of ARIA award-winning band, Boy & Bear.

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