Artbank + ACMI Commision

The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) and Artbank have announced a three-year, $210,000 commission program for works that bring together  art and cinema.

AGAA is very excited to hear about ACMI's newest partnership that establishes a new commission for Australian artists worth $210,000 over the next three years. Established with Artbank, the federal government’s flagship support program for Australian contemporary artists, this program will enable Australian artists and filmmakers to create new works that are conceived at the intersection of art and cinema. 

This rare funding opportunity will enable practitioners – visual artists or filmmakers – to create ambitious, experimental cinematic artwork that sits outside the usual categorisation – and the usual funding opportunities.

Each year, the Artbank + ACMI Commission recipient will be granted $70,000 for the development and creation of a new work that can be viewed in a cinema or gallery context.

This new partnership further expands ACMI's vibrant commissioning program, which through a series of vital collaborations - with the Artbank, the Ian Potter Foundation, City of Melbourne and the Mordant Family - will directly fund Australian artists with $650,000 support to create new work over the next three years and then exhibit it to thousands of people at ACMI and beyond.

Applications are now open and close at 5pm Friday 15 September 2017. To apply, visit

For further information reguarding this exciting opportunity for artists,  a full media release is available at