STOP PRESS! Post budget: Government decides to return Catalyst Fund $ to the Australia Council

The Government has announced that $80 million, the majority of funds from Catalyst will be transferred to the Australia Council from 1 July 2017, with the Department of Communication and the Arts keeping $2 million for arts funding. All eligible applications submitted to Catalyst by 18 March 2017 will be assessed according to those guidelines.

Matthew Westwood, writing in The Australian (25 March 2017) argues that the Council will still be ‘worse off’, so read the Budget issue of the Newsletter to follow the full impact of the government’s support for the arts.