The Australia Council introduces new grant models for 2015 onwards.
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.
- Through our grants we fund a range of arts activities including the creation of new work, collaborations, touring, productions, exhibitions, performances, publishing, recording, promotion, market development and audience engagement.
- We provide multi-year funding to arts organisations that create and present work and service the arts and artists.
- Through targeted programs and strategic initiatives we support the arts sector and lead change where needed.
- We advocate for the arts sector and deliver original research and analysis to inform policy and strengthen the arts industry.
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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.
The American Music Awards (AMAs) for 2014 have just concluded and we are so stoked to announce that multiple awards have been
Sydney’s largest indigenous art and culture festival is returning for its second year with a 10-day contemporary program.
For all funding up to 31 December 2014 return to the current Australia Council Funding Guide
The Australia Council new funding model is focused on making it easier and simpler to apply for grants.
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The Strategic Plan reflects an ambitious vision for the arts in Australia and is comprised of four goals:
Goal One: Australian arts are without borders
Goal Two: Australia is known for its great art and artists
Goal Three: The arts enrich daily life for all
Goal Four: Australians cherish Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts and culture
The Artistic Vibrancy Framework is a way for organisations to talk about their artistic impact in an holistic manner.
Find out more about artistic vibrancy in our new e-book.
Staff from the Grants Implementation Team are conducting information sessions around the country on our new funding model for organisations.
MPavilion in Melbourne is running a four month program of free talks, workshops, performances and installations from October to February.
At its meeting in Brisbane today, the Board of the Australia Council for the Arts acknowledged with gratitude the decisive role that Gough Whitlam played in the establishment of the Council as a separate statutory body. His vision for the transformative impact of the arts and for the centrality of artists in decision-making processes has guided the Council for more than four decades. On behalf of the Council, I extend our sympathies to the Whitlam family. Mr Rupert Myer AM, Chair