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.







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Barney McAll, Peggy Glanville Hicks Resident 2015 Credit: Australia Council

Find a Grant 2016

The Australia Council's 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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Stay in Touch

Stay up to date on Australia Council programs and projects. Click here to register.

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Strategic Plan

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

Register to be a peer

Register to be a Peer

Join your peers in supporting Australia's great arts and artists. Register to be a Peer Assessor.​

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