About us

Soft Centre Festival 2018. Credit: Charl Anfield.

We champion and invest in arts and creativity to benefit all Australians.

We do this through an integrated suite of activities.

in artists and organisations through grants, fellowships and awards that enable art to be created and experienced.

capacity, skills, networks and digital mobility that increases markets and audiences for Australian creative work.

for the social, cultural and economic value of arts and creativity.

government on matters connected with the arts.

government policy initiatives and frameworks in support of the arts.

and analyse data and insights that deepens the understanding of the role and value of arts and creativity.

with state, territory and local governments to develop strategic responses that support our creative sector.

with others to extend the public value of arts and culture for all Australians.


The Australia Council is the Australian Government’s principal arts investment, development and advisory body.