Individual artists,
groups and organisations

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

Our programs and development initiatives are designed to be complementary, supporting artists throughout their careers, increasing access to arts and culture, and building the capacity and vibrancy of our national creative and cultural industries – vital contributors to Australia’s culture, identity, society and economy.


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Sync Australia Online Leadership Program

Closing Date:

Mon October 11, 2021 12:00 am (AEST)

Sync Australia – Online is a new online leadership and coaching program exploring Deaf and disabled leadership in arts, culture, heritage and media.

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Playing Australia: Regional Performing Arts Touring Fund

Closing Date:

Tue October 12, 2021 3:00 pm (AEDT)

The Regional Performing Arts Touring program (Playing Australia) supports performing arts to reach regional and remote communities across Australia. Grants are available to support the net touring and other designated costs associated with tours

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The Red Ochre Award (Lifetime achievement)

Closing Date:

Tue October 12, 2021 3:00 pm (AEDT)

The prestigious Red Ochre Award was established by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Board in 1993 to pay tribute to a senior Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person for their outstanding lifetime achievement in the arts and their contribution to the recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts, both nationally and internationally.

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The Dreaming Award

Closing Date:

Tue October 12, 2021 3:00 pm (AEDT)

The Dreaming Award recognises an inspirational young artist aged 18-30 years and supports them to create a major body of work through mentoring and partnerships, either nationally or internationally.

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First Nations Emerging Career Development Award

Closing Date:

Tue October 12, 2021 3:00 pm (AEDT)

The First Nations Emerging Career Development Award 2020 is the result of Australia Council’s Workplace Giving scheme 2019-2020. Through the generous contributions from our staff and board, $20,000 has been raised to help further the career of two (2) emerging First Nations artists or arts workers

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Playing Australia Multi-Year Investment

Closing Date:

Tue October 12, 2021 3:00 pm (AEDT)

The Regional Performing Arts Touring program (Playing Australia) supports performing arts to reach regional and remote communities across Australia. Grants are available to support the net touring and other designated costs associated with tours

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International Curators Program: Asia Pacific Triennial x TarraWarra Biennial

Closing Date:

Tue October 12, 2021 3:00 pm (AEDT)

Curators, creative and cultural producers who identify as First Nations and/or of the Asia Pacific diaspora based in Australia are invited to apply for funding support to participate in a series of online and in-person exchanges.

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Australian Pavilion Invigilation Program – Venice Biennale 2022

Closing Date:

Tue October 19, 2021 12:00 am (AEDT)

For the Venice Biennale 2022, the Australia Council is inviting applications for invigilators of the exhibition in the Australian Pavilion. Marco Fusinato is the artist commissioned for Australia’s national representation at the Venice Biennale 2022. The exhibition is curated by Alexie Glass-Kantor.

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Sync Australia Online Leadership Program

Sync Australia – Online is a new online leadership and coaching program exploring Deaf and disabled leadership in arts, culture, heritage and media.
Open

Playing Australia: Regional Performing Arts Touring Fund

The Regional Performing Arts Touring program (Playing Australia) supports performing arts to reach regional and remote communities across Australia. Grants are available to support the net touring and other designated costs associated with tours
Open

The Red Ochre Award (Lifetime achievement)

The prestigious Red Ochre Award was established by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Board in 1993 to pay tribute to a senior Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person for their outstanding lifetime achievement in the arts and their contribution to the recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts, both nationally and internationally.
Open

The Dreaming Award

The Dreaming Award recognises an inspirational young artist aged 18-30 years and supports them to create a major body of work through mentoring and partnerships, either nationally or internationally.
Open

First Nations Emerging Career Development Award

The First Nations Emerging Career Development Award 2020 is the result of Australia Council’s Workplace Giving scheme 2019-2020. Through the generous contributions from our staff and board, $20,000 has been raised to help further the career of two (2) emerging First Nations artists or arts workers
Open

Playing Australia Multi-Year Investment

The Regional Performing Arts Touring program (Playing Australia) supports performing arts to reach regional and remote communities across Australia. Grants are available to support the net touring and other designated costs associated with tours
Open

International Curators Program: Asia Pacific Triennial x TarraWarra Biennial

Curators, creative and cultural producers who identify as First Nations and/or of the Asia Pacific diaspora based in Australia are invited to apply for funding support to participate in a series of online and in-person exchanges.
Open

Australian Pavilion Invigilation Program – Venice Biennale 2022

For the Venice Biennale 2022, the Australia Council is inviting applications for invigilators of the exhibition in the Australian Pavilion. Marco Fusinato is the artist commissioned for Australia’s national representation at the Venice Biennale 2022. The exhibition is curated by Alexie Glass-Kantor.