We can’t thank you all enough for the incredible support you’ve shown SOUNDS AUSTRALIA over the last few days. The outpouring of offers to help and the thousands of individuals and organisations that have lent their voice with words and actions has been overwhelming. More than anything it speaks volumes relative to the belief, need and value of the export of Australian music.
We are extremely pleased to announce today that SOUNDS AUSTRALIA has received funding from The Australia Council for the Arts for the next four years. However, the lion’s share of SOUNDS AUSTRALIA funding comes from the Ministry for the Arts. Without a funding solution we will still be left with a considerable shortfall going in to 2017 and will not be able to maintain the international program at its current level.
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