ARCHIVED News Archive

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Majors have strong presence in Helpmann nominations

This week the nominations for the 2013 Helpmann Awards were announced, with the Australian major performing arts companies achieving almost half the available nominations.  Read More

Australia Council Bill passes

The Australia Council Bill has been passed in the Senate - in the final pre-election sitting week before parliament rises.  Read More

Performing the Circus Oz Living Archive

Circus Oz is holding a symposium at RMIT in Melbourne on 4 and 5 July - Digital Acrobatics, performing the Circus Oz Living Archive - to discuss how digital technologies are used to rethink the practice of archiving and to redefine cultural heritage. Circus Oz is offering two free tickets (first in best dressed), as well as a student-rate discount for all AMPAG members wanting to attend.  Read More

New awards celebrate arts in Asia

Today the Minister for the Arts the Hon Tony Burke announced new awards to celebrate the important role Australian artists and arts organisations play in enhancing our relationship with Asian countries.   Read More

AMPAG Board member gets a gong

AMPAG congratulates its Board member, Rowan Ross, who was awarded an AM for significant service to arts governance, and to business in the Queen's Birthday Honours list yesterday.  Read More

Role of majors critical for Australian diplomacy in Asia

AMPAG's submission to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade highlights the dynamic role our major companies play in Australia's diplomatic efforts.  Read More

MTC farewells its founder

John Sumner, founding artistic director at the Melbourne Theatre Company, died in Melbourne on Friday following a short illness.  Read More

Libby Christie joins The Ballet

Libby Christie, most recently acting Executive Director of the Australia Council, has been named as the new Executive Director of the Australian Ballet. She will join the company in late July.  Read More

Tony Grybowski named as new Australia Council CEO

AMPAG warmly congratulates Tony Grybowski on his appointment as CEO of the Australia Council.   Read More

We have the money

In this article published on ArtsHub columnist Ben Eltham explains how in the May Budget, the Federal Government followed through on the promises in its long-awaited national cultural policy.   Read More