Nominations open for 2016 Australia Council Awards

Art Announcement from Australia. Published by anonymous on Wednesday 07 October 2015.

The Australia Council is calling for nominations to recognise the outstanding achievements and significant contributions made by individuals to the arts across seven art forms at the 2016 Australia Council Awards.

These prestigious national awards pay tribute to the remarkable accomplishments of leading Australian artists to our arts and cultural landscape in the fields of music, literature, community arts and cultural development, visual arts, theatre, dance, and emerging and experimental arts.

Australia Council Chief Executive Officer Tony Grybowski said the awards were the highest accolade the Council could bestow, and recognising the contributions made by eminent artists in their respective art forms was an important part of the Council’s mandate to invest in and champion Australian arts and artists.

“The awards are an acknowledgement of the significant achievements and contribution an artist has made to the vibrancy of Australian arts,” Mr Grybowski said.

“Previous recipients include some of Australia’s most esteemed artists who are highly respected by their peers and audiences.

“These awards give us the opportunity to reflect on their considerable body of work and the impact they have had on the arts in Australia and internationally.”

Nominations are being sought for the following categories:

Australia Council Award for Lifetime Achievement in Literature

Australia Council Don Banks Music Award

Australia Council Visual Arts Award

Australia Council Award for Outstanding Achievement in Emerging & Experimental Arts

Australia Council Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dance

Australia Council Award for Outstanding Achievement in Theatre

Ros Bower Award (Community Arts and Cultural Development)

Kirk Robson Award (Community Arts and Cultural Development)
Nominations close on Thursday, 12 November and the winners will be announced at a ceremony in March.