While deeply disappointed at our inability to secure four-year funding, Australian Poetry will continue to provide outstanding opportunities for Australia’s poets, across all states and territories, and for all types of poetry. We remain appreciative of the separate project funding that the Australia Council has previously made available to us.
We recognise that the funding environment is particularly difficult, but find it hard to understand that a national body, whose art-form, collectively, is one of the nation’s finest achievements, could not have received a greater degree of support.
We look forward to the next funding opportunities, and shall continue to perform generative work with the poetry community to present and encourage the creation of poetry which is challenging, exciting and inclusive.
– Martin Langford (AP Chair) and the AP Board