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 peer assessed grants, fellowships and awards that enable art to be created and experienced.

strategic sector development initiatives that build industry capacity, networks and digital mobility and increase markets and audiences for Australian creative work.

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

advice to government on matters connected with the arts.

Government-directed initiatives and frameworks in support of the arts.

research and analysis that deepens understanding of the role and value of arts and creativity.

with state, territory and local governments.

with others to increase investment in and support for creativity.


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