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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The inaugural Anywhere Theatre Festival Parramatta City Council has now finished {sob}! If you came to see a show at the festival, we'd love to get your thoughts at the link. Thank you to everyone who came to see a show and to the incredible people who pre...

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"What are some of the current trends in making and presenting dance works in Australia?" Australia Council for the Arts At the Ausdance National 2015 National Dance Forum in March at the Footscray Community Arts Centre we asked "What are some of the curren...

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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.

2015-16 Budget Update

2015-16 Budget Update

The 2015-16 Budget announcement last night included a number of significant budget measures relating the Australia Council, and the establishment of a National Programme for Excellence in the Arts, to be administered through the Ministry for the Arts.

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