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 our respect to the Elders both past and present.





Hard act best in theatre

AN unforgettable show about losing your memory dominated the inaugural Tasmanian Theatre Awards, which were announced at Wrest


International tourists choose the arts over sport and gambli...

Retweeted AusCopyrightCouncil (@AusCopyright): International tourists choose the arts over sport and gambling, Australia Council research reveals http://t.co/wHS9vekAoA The arts and culture are the third most popular attraction in Australia for internation...

We've just submitted our 6 year organisational funding EOI ......

We've just submitted our 6 year organisational funding EOI to the Australia Council for the Arts. Good luck to all the arts organisations across our great Island home who've also submitted today. Here's to hoping BlakDance's vision comes to life for all In...


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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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Stay in touch

Stay in touch with the Australia Council, receive updates and our latest e newsletters and publications. 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.