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We support the creation of new works by providing artists with the time and resources to nurture and develop ideas, to pursue cross-disciplinary collaborations and to work at a scale that would not otherwise be possible.

ACMI First Nations Welcome Installation

ACMI First Nations Welcome Installation – Expressions of Interest from First Nations artists now open

This commissioned work will welcome visitors into the ACMI foyer and acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land that ACMI is situated on – the Wurundjeri people of the Eastern Kulin Nation and their connection to the lands, waters and skies.

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Artist Jason Phu in his studio

Mordant Family Moving Image Commission for Young Australian Artists – applications now open

This $50,000 commission is open to artists 35 years and under working across a range of formats including film, video, interactive installation and mixed reality. Created in partnership with Professor Cav. Simon Mordant AO and Catriona Mordant AM, ACMI and John Allsopp from Web Directions.

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