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.





Guess who’s going to Venice?

AusCo recognises the professional development opportunity of Venice Biennale, sending our top emerging curatorial talents over.


49.0: OBSOLETE | Cordite Poetry Review

Would like to thank the Cordite 49: OBSOLETE contributors and our masthead for setting a new high water mark for number of unique IP accesses of the journal in one day (now in our 18th year)... across over 40 countries. And thanks to the Australia Council ...

International Activity Survey 2015

The Australia Council for the Arts International Activity Survey closes 9 Feb 2015, have your say. http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1956459/International-Activity-Survey-2015 International Activity Survey 2015.


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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.

Artistic Vibrancy

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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News and Events

For the latest news about the Australia Council and the arts sector, please click here.

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Stay in touch with the Australia Council, receive updates and our latest e newsletters and publications. Click here to register.

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Strategic plan

The Strategic Plan reflects an ambitious vision for the arts in Australia and is comprised of four goals.