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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Australia Council picks Melbourne curator for back-to-back B...

Congratulations Pippa Milne. Pippa will take part in her second Venice Biennale as a Emerging Curator, part of the Australia Council for the Arts Professional Development Program. #ausatvenice Melbourne curator Pippa Milne has been given a rare chance to p...

The original version of Bran Nue Dae by the legendary JImmy......

The original version of Bran Nue Dae by the legendary JImmy Chi. Featuring videos from the motion picture. In 1991, Chi was awarded the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission Drama Award for Bran Nue Dae, for the musical about a young Aborigine's jo...

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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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