18 January, 2011

Art International Radio

AIR, Art International Radio and The Clocktower Gallery are a non-profit Internet radio station, art exhibition and performance space, free online cultural archive and media arts center.

Producing over 500 new radio shows annually, AIR features a diverse range of programming from audio art to interviews and from music to spoken word and radio theater. AIR's Clocktower Gallery is host to a number of exhibitions, installations, artist residencies and residency programs each year.

AIR’s audio archive also features historic recordings including audio from the collection of Charles Ruas as well as exhibition documentation and public programs from major institutions such as the Museum of Modern Art and the New York Public Library. With projects such as Living History and The Clocktower Oral History Project, the AIR Audio Archives continues its reputation as a unique cultural resource, educational tool, and historic anthology of audio recordings.

Our website, www.ARTonAIR.org, provides open and universal access to our programs and archives with information and links for every audio recording.

Through shared resources, conferences, discussions, outreach, and collaborative projects, AIR and The Clocktower Gallery are committed to engaging and supporting the arts community both in New York City and around the world.


Arts NSW

Arts NSW is the NSW Government’s arts policy and funding body and is a division of Communities NSW. As part of Communities NSW, we share a commitment to building stronger communities through the arts.

* Promoting opportunities for people to connect with and enjoy a diverse artistic and cultural life

* Supporting artists and arts and cultural organisations through advice, funding and grant support

* Partnering within the Government and with local communities and businesses to promote the arts, culture and creative industries

* Working with NSW’s cultural institutions; the Art Gallery of NSW, the NSW State Library, the Australian Museum, the Sydney Opera House, the Powerhouse Museum, Screen NSW and the Historic Houses Trust.

* Managing a property portfolio that provides affordable accommodation to arts and cultural organisations of all shapes and sizes and working in partnerships to increase cultural infrastructure.

* Providing policy advice to Government on the arts and cultural sector and creative industries.

Every year the NSW Government invests over $300 million to support the arts in NSW, including $240 million for the seven state cultural institutions. This investment leverages some $2.2 billion each year in economic activity. Nearly one million people in NSW work in culture and leisure activities, helping to make NSW the premier arts state in Australia.

Every year in NSW over 80 per cent of adults attend cultural venues and events. And almost 70 per cent of children aged 5-14 attend cultural venues and events outside of school hours.


10 January, 2011

Artsummit - Melbourne

5th World Summit on Arts and Culture

Melbourne, 3 - 6 October 2011

Creative Intersections - video from Australia Council for the Arts.

The 5th World Summit’s theme is Creative Intersections - bringing together government and cultural leaders from over 80 countries to explore how artists can give voice to diverse communities and concerns through collaborations with experts in health and well-being, the environment, education, business, new technologies, cultural identity and more.


Delegates will also arrive at the start of one of Australia’s finest international arts festivals, the Melbourne International Arts Festival.

Also note:

International Multi-disciplinary Printmaking Conference
27 - 30 September 2011
Monash University, Melbourne Australia


09 January, 2011

Art Almanac

What's on in Australian Art


Happy New Year and all that

After taking a short break, Bellebyrd continues this year with a fresh approach. In addition to the high quality material that you have come to expect from this site we will be looking into new directions and new approaches in the coming year. Stay tuned.