Minister for the Arts, Senator the Hon George Brandis QC, and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of Anzac, Senator the Hon Michael Ronaldson announced on 24 April 2014 the appointment of Sir Jonathan Mills AO FRSE as the Creative Advisor for the Anzac Centenary Arts and Culture Fund and welcomed the eminent Australians that form the Fund’s Advisory Panel.
The Anzac Centenary Arts and Culture Fund features a Production and Commissioning Fund led by Sir Jonathan and a $2 million Public Grants program managed by the Ministry for the Arts. The Public Grants program, which will launch later this year, will be open to arts organisations, groups, individuals and cultural institutions.
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.