What We Do

The Australia Council for the Arts is the Australian Government's arts funding and advisory body.

Our focus is on increasing the visibility of Australia's vibrant arts and culture, and recognising the evolving way that Australians make and experience art.  Our role is to support the unimagined along with the reimagined, the unknown and experimental along with the keenly anticipated.  We are a champion for Australian arts both here and overseas. We invest in artistic excellence through support for all facets of the creative process, and are committed to the arts being accessible to all Australians.

Acknowledgement of Country

The Australia Council for the Arts acknowledges the traditional owners of country throughout Australia and pays its respect to their Elders past and present.





Bowness Photography Prize 2015 goes to Joseph McGlennon

Joseph McGlennon has won the prestigious $25 000 Bowness Photography Prize for his work, Florilegium#1 2014, an exotic paradisical scene of macaws and flowers, compiled from photographs taken in Madagascar, Tahiti and Singapore.


SOUNDS AUSTRALIA and Tamworth Wrap Up Another Amazing Year a...

SOUNDS AUSTRALIA and Tamworth Wrap Up Another Amazing Year at Americana Music Festival http://ift.tt/1O7RZUA (Nashville, Tenn. – Sept. 29, 2015) – The 2015 Americana Music Festival and Conference brought an incredible range of talent during its weeklong fe...

Australia Council for the Arts

The Australia Council's new International Arts Activity Report We’re excited to release our new International Arts Activity Report. Emerging from a significant body of research and analysis this report highlights the value of Australia Council internationa...

International Arts Activity – Australian Arts Sector | Austr...

The Australia Council for the Arts has released a report that highlights the value of the Council's international investment and strategic activity. The report includes the outcomes of a national survey about the sector's current activity and future aspira...


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Find a Grant 2015

The Australia Council new funding model is focused on making it easier and simpler to apply for grants.

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Artistic Vibrancy

The Artistic Vibrancy Framework is a way for organisations to talk about their artistic impact in an holistic manner.

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For FAQ's relating to the new funding model, please click here. 

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News and Events

For the latest news about the Australia Council and the arts sector, please click here.

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Strategic Plan

The Strategic Plan reflects an ambitious vision for the arts in Australia and is comprised of four goals.