DRAMA AUSTRALIA NEWS
On Friday, 3rd April 2020, the Australia Council for The Arts announced the outcome of their Four Year Funding for organisations. This grant process is only for small to medium companies as the Major Performing Arts Companies fall under a different arrangement. A number of organisations were unsuccessful and will receive only one year of ‘transitional’ funding.
For a list of those who were successful and those who were unsuccessful/transitioning – CLICK HERE
Among the unsuccessful organisations are several youth arts theatre companies including Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP, NSW), Barking Gecko (WA), Shopfront Youth Arts (NSW), St Martins (VIC), and several other organisations like HotHouse Theatre (Albury/Wodonga), La Mama (VIC), Brown’s Mart Theatre (NT), Creative Recovery Network (QLD), Australian Script Centre, Feral Arts (QLD), Polyglot Puppet Theatre (VIC), PlayWriting Australia and many others across drama/theatre and all the other artforms.
The NAAE have released a statement and Drama Australia has also written to the Prime Minister and Federal Arts Minister.