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.





Australian Pavilion

Drama in the Giardini: A dark and mysterious pavilion—the first new arrival in two decades—shakes up the


An insider perspective: Art Curatorship at Venice Biennale

Established in 1895, the Venice Biennale is the world’s oldest and most prestigious biennale of international contemporary art. Australia Council for the Arts offers various positions for emerging curators and attendants to volunteer at the Biennale and am...

Australia Council CEO Tony Grybowski has welcomed the reapp......

Australia Council CEO Tony Grybowski has welcomed the reappointment of Rupert Myer AO as Chair of the Council, announced today by Acting Attorney General, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development, the Hon Warren Truss ...

Leaps and Bounds Music Festival - Grant Funding Panel

TOMORROW NIGHT || We're running a Grant Funding panel for Leaps and Bounds Music Festival. If you're thinking of applying for a grant or interested in what's out there come along. There is also the chance for a one on one meeting with Creative Victoria on ...


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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.

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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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Strategic Plan

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

2015-16 Budget Update

2015-16 Budget Update

The 2015-16 budget measures will have a significant impact and the Australia Council will be working closely with the Ministry for the Arts and Creative Partnerships Australia to avoid duplication and offer support to the sector that is complementary.