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

Find a Grant in 2018

The Australia Council's new funding model is focused on making it easier and simpler to apply for grants.

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

The 2016-17 Australia Council for the Arts Annual Report was tabled on 23 October 2017.

Annual Report 2016-17

The 2016-17 Australia Council for the Arts Annual Report was tabled on 23 October 2017.

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RT @NSWRC: A National Indigenous Arts & Cultural Authority (NIACA) has emerged & re-emerged in recognition of the unique place of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander arts as the world’s premier continuous cultural tradition. Make a submission! https://t.co/V7L2UoguwM

RT @NSWRC: A National Indigenous Arts & Cultural Authority (NIACA) has emerged & re-emerged in recognition of the unique place of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander arts as the world’s premier continuous cultural tradition. Make a submission! https://t.co/V7L2UoguwM

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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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