The arts, entertainment and cultural sector is intrinsic to who we are as Australians and plays a vital role in our economy.

25 October 2022

The October 2022-23 Budget provides immediate support to artists and arts organisations to deliver high-quality programs to diverse audiences, to build new networks and partnerships, and to equip emerging talent with the skills to take their careers to the next level.

Ahead of launching its landmark National Cultural Policy by the end of this year, the Government will:

  • Provide $5 million to NAISDA Dance College to support them to continue delivering vital vocational training in traditional and contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dance to talented young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people seeking careers in dance and arts.
  • Provide $5 million to the National Institute of Dramatic Art to support the ongoing delivery of its courses recognising the acute skills shortages in the arts and creative sectors.
  • Provide $2.4 million to Bundanon to support its expanded operations in the Shoalhaven region.
  • Provide $2.4 million over four years from 2022-23 to offset the impact of the Efficiency Dividend on national performing arts training organisations.
  • Deliver on the its election commitment to transfer Creative Partnerships Australia’s functions and funding to the Australia Council, which will expand the Council’s remit to work more closely with philanthropists and philanthropic foundations, as well as the corporate and commercial sectors.

The Government is also investing in arts and culture through a broad range of portfolios, including:

  • Providing $80 million for the National Aboriginal Art Gallery in Alice Springs to establish a world-leading facility displaying Australia’s most significant First Nations artists.
  • Providing $50 million for Perth’s Aboriginal Cultural Centre to develop an institution showcasing Western Australia’s First Nations history and culture.
  • Providing $13 million to the Burnie Cultural Precinct in Tasmania as part of the Government’s support for regional arts and cultural institutions.
  • Funding the ABC to undertake a feasibility study into the expansion of Double J on radio, which will consider options to help great Aussie artists on Double J reach more ears, particularly in regional areas.

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