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.






Associate Professor Jordan Williams

#8 JORDAN WILLIAMS and PAUL HETHERINGTON University of Canberra @UniCanberra will join us for Mix.03 (2-4th July) with their paper, 'Lung: A Remediation Collaboration'. This collaboration, part of a larger collaborative project entitled Proximities, takes ...

AIR 2015 artist and school residency talk | Arts Tasmania

Arts Tasmania is hosting a free discussion event with artists and teachers sharing their experiences of the 2015 AiR program. Hobart artists include: Andre Hemer, Dean Stevenson, Julie Gough, Mish Meijers and Peter Waller. Wed, 22 April at 5:30 pm at Arts ...

Friendship in war was not just confined to bonds between men

GUEST SPEAKER TUESDAY 21st APRIL Dr Janet Butler Kitty’s War Dr Janet Butler Kitty's War Kitty’s War is based upon the previously unpublished war diaries of Great War army nurse Sister Kit McNaughton. Kit and historian Janet Butler grew up in the same Vic...


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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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Strategic plan

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