Australia Council for the Arts

   The Australia Council for the Arts is the Australian Government’s principal arts funding and advisory body. The Council is the national advocate for the arts and its purpose is to champion and invest in Australian arts. This national leadership role is achieved by supporting and building Australia’s arts ecology by fostering excellence in the arts and increasing national and international engagement with Australian arts. The Council’s overarching outcome is to support Australian artists and arts organisations to create and present excellent art that is accessed by audiences across Australia and abroad.

Through our grants we fund a range of arts activities including the creation of new work, collaborations, touring, productions, exhibitions, performances, publishing, recording, promotion, market development and audience engagement.

We provide multi-year funding to arts organisations across Australia that create and present work and service the arts and artists.

Through targeted programs and strategic initiatives we support the arts sector and lead change to meet sector demand.

We advocate for the arts sector and deliver original research and analysis to inform policy and strengthen the arts sector



Ms. Rosemary Hinde

Rosemary Hinde is International Development Manager North Asia, Australia Council for the Arts. She has a Master in International Business (North Asia) and a Bachelor of Arts in political science and philosophy from the University of Melbourne.

An experienced international arts manager with considerable experience in Asia across a range of art forms and contexts, Rosemary has been a cultural sector leader who has promoted Australian Asian cultural exchange for over 20 years, delivering programs and projects in a range of contexts including festivals, venues and Australian Government cultural programs in Asia.

Maintaining a focus on exchange between Asia and Australia previous roles have included:

  • Artistic Director Kenneth Myer Asian Theatre Series (creating and implementing an Asian contemporary performance program at Arts Centre Melbourne)
  • Performing Arts Program Manager at the Asialink Centre at the University of Melbourne.
  • Manger of programming at Melbourne Festival

Rosemary also established Australia’s first arts agency specialising in the Asian region, developing a program that resulted in 100 successful tours by some of Australia’s leading contemporary performing arts companies to countries such as Japan, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, China, Taiwan and Korea, as well as intercultural co-productions and exchange programs.


【講者介紹】Ms. Rosemary Hinde, Australia Council for the Arts

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