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.






FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES: Regional Artist Development Fellowshi...

Have a music project needing a boost? APRA I AMCOS, Australia Council for the Arts & Kiss Club have new opportunities for funding. NEW REGIONAL ARTIST DEVELOPMENT FELLOWSHIPS OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS Outstanding regional artists and arts workers can apply for...


Charlotte Wood has excellent advice on applying for grants and residencies etc on her blog. Worth heeding. especially if, like me, you're applying for an Australia Council for the Arts grant. Hey have a new system that has done away with eligibility requir...


Launched in 2010, the Indigenous Art Code is an important code of conduct for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Centres. The Code was developed by the Australia Council for the Arts working with an Industry Alliance Group made up of artists, Indige...


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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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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.