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.

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Ben Wright Smith - No One

Great single from Ben Wright Smith . Ben spent 3 months here working with me as part of the Australia Council Nashville residency grant program. WOGN - A daily wave of indie music Support the artist https://www.facebook.com/benwrightsmithmusic http://www.b...

Deaf and hearing theatre working together on stage

My quarterly column begins with the exiting news of the launch of the first integrated arts company in NSW. Murmuration Dance Theatre, directed by Sarah-Vyne Vassallo was launched on 14 April at Gumbramorra Hall, , Marrickville. This is a milestone in the ...

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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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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.

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