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.


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Barney McAll, Peggy Glanville Hicks Resident 2015 Credit: Australia Council

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The Australia Council is committed to growing the private, public and philanthropic funds available to support the arts. 

Latest Research

Latest Research

The Australia Council for the Arts has released new research which examines the economic conditions faced by practising professional artists in Australia and their increasing value to society and the future of work.

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Artist Stories

Read more about the arts and artists of our daily lives.

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RT @DiversityArtsAu: 'The time for change is now.' Our #DiversityArtsAu report on #BeyondTickBoxes - Voice, Agency and Integrity is online! How to tackle the under-representation of cultural diversity in the creative sector: https://t.co/wOmtkTMC0c Read it on @issuu: https://t.co/Kncy5PBFB6 https://t.co/Zxacmf8W0P

RT @DiversityArtsAu: 'The time for change is now.' Our #DiversityArtsAu report on #BeyondTickBoxes - Voice, Agency and Integrity is online! How to tackle the under-representation of cultural diversity in the creative sector: https://t.co/wOmtkTMC0c Read it on @issuu: https://t.co/Kncy5PBFB6 https://t.co/Zxacmf8W0P

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RT @paulvmason: We celebrated #AusmusicTshirtDay at @auscouncilarts today with a lunch time performance from @SupportAct board member & awesome artist @Leah_Flanagan Tons of great t shirts on display. Here's me in a @TuraNewMusic t & Leah in her Re-mains model. Thanks Leah ! https://t.co/S5TPSoQf0L

RT @paulvmason: We celebrated #AusmusicTshirtDay at @auscouncilarts today with a lunch time performance from @SupportAct board member & awesome artist @Leah_Flanagan Tons of great t shirts on display. Here's me in a @TuraNewMusic t & Leah in her Re-mains model. Thanks Leah ! https://t.co/S5TPSoQf0L

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RT @artsACT1: We are raising money for @SupportAct on #AusmusicTshirtDay with a morning tea and trivia comp! If you want to get involved visit https://t.co/z5aw9vYftn Show us your shirts @Creative_Vic @auscouncilarts (not all shirts pictured are Aus, we know) https://t.co/w58VgEFet1

RT @artsACT1: We are raising money for @SupportAct on #AusmusicTshirtDay with a morning tea and trivia comp! If you want to get involved visit https://t.co/z5aw9vYftn Show us your shirts @Creative_Vic @auscouncilarts (not all shirts pictured are Aus, we know) https://t.co/w58VgEFet1

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Acknowledgement of Country

The Australia Council for the Arts acknowledges the traditional owners of country throughout Australia and pays its respect to their Elders past and present.

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