The Australian Government has committed over $140 million to a number of Anzac Centenary initiatives and events. The Anzac Centenary Arts and Culture Fund was one of the initiatives announced as part of the package.
In March 2014, it was agreed the $4.7 million Anzac Centenary Arts and Culture Fund would be delivered by the Ministry for the Arts in the Attorney-General’s Department. The Fund will provide $4 million over four years to support the development, production, presentation, exhibition or performance of arts and culture projects that interpret, explore and contribute to the Anzac story and the Anzac legacy.
Under the direction of the Creative Advisor, a full program of commemorative activity will be animated by projects funded through two affiliated funding streams. A program of arts and culture activities, projects and events will balance major national projects with significant community outreach, empowering communities to commemorate and remember their own history of service and sacrifice in ways of their choosing.
Projects supported through the Anzac Centenary Arts and Culture Fund will tell the story of the Anzacs and how their sacrifice shaped our nation. Artistic expression will convey a multitude of themes, stories, reflections and messages about Australia's experiences of war at home and abroad over the last century in powerful and diverse ways, contributing an extra dimension to the broader Anzac Centenary commemorative program.
The Anzac Centenary Arts and Culture Fund will be open for submissions from mid-2014 and be delivered over four years.
Individuals and groups, including cultural institutions, artists and arts organisations, may apply for funding to create artistic and cultural activities, including physical and virtual exhibitions. This includes the creation, presentation, publication and performance of artistic works.
Information about the Anzac Centenary Arts and Culture Fund is available on the Ministry for the Arts website.