Subseries Subseries 2 - Arts Council of Australia

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UQFL157-Series V-Subseries 2


Arts Council of Australia


  • 1956?-1984. (Creation)

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3 boxes

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In New South Wales in 1943, Dorothy Helmrich formed the Council for the Encouragement of Music and the Arts (CEMA). In 1947 the CEMA changed its name to the Arts Council of Australia (N.S.W. division) with the intention to reorganise the organisation on an Australia-wide basis and to set up a Federal Body. In 1966 funding was made available for the formation of a national body. Prior to the formation of the federal body, grants were often distributed by the New South Wales Division to other divisions like Queensland. Arts Councils were formed in all states and territories. In 1998 the name was changed to Regional Arts Australia.

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During her involvement with the Arts Council of Australia (Queensland Division), Gertrude Langer was also involved in the federal division of the Arts Council of Australia.

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Box 69
Folder 1. Annual General Meetings, Extra-ordinary General Meeting.
Folder 2. Executive Committee Meetings.
Folder 3. Federal Directors of the Arts Council of Australia Meetings.
Folder 4. Correspondence.
Folder 5-6. Steering Committee, Council, and other meetings, including reports.

Box 70
Folder 1. Foundation documents.
Folder 2-3. Administrative files, Financial files.
Folder 4. Tours and Exhibitions.
Folder 5. Press releases.

Box 71
Folder 1-3. Circulars.
Folder 4. State Divisions of the Arts Council of Australia files.

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Unrestricted access

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  • English

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Boxes 69-71

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Created, Linda Justo, 7-Feb-2020




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  • Box: UQFL157 Box 69
  • Box: UQFL157 Box 70
  • Box: UQFL157 Box 71