For more than 30 years the Australian Government has provided operational funding to eight elite performing arts training organisations that form the ARTS8.

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These world class organisations develop and enhance the skills of talented young Australians ensuring we continue to foster our next generation of performing artists and cultural leaders. The ARTS8 play an important role in promoting artistic and cultural excellence in Australia, helping our vibrant arts sector to grow and prosper on the international stage.

Annually more than $24 million in funding is distributed across the ARTS8 and approximately 1800 students are offered places to study at one of these elite institutions.

The eight national arts training organisations are:

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