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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 its respect to their Elders past and present.

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The Australia Council congratulates Lynne Roberts-Goodwin, photographer, video and installation artist. Lynne will be spending two months in Rome as part of the American Academy in Rome’s (AAR) Affiliated Fellowship Program, thanks to the generous support of the Mordant Family. American Academy in Rome Photographer credit: Phillip George. bit.ly/2oPPf8l

The Australia Council congratulates Lynne Roberts-Goodwin, photographer, video and installation artist. Lynne will be spending two months in Rome as part of the American Academy in Rome’s (AAR) Affiliated Fellowship Program, thanks to the generous support of the Mordant Family. American Academy in Rome Photographer credit: Phillip George. bit.ly/2oPPf8l

The Australia Council Arts Governance Program is a national opportunity for arts organisations to enhance their governance practices. Register now for a workshop near you! In partnership with Institute of Community Directors Australia bit.ly/2onRYEQ

The Australia Council Arts Governance Program is a national opportunity for arts organisations to enhance their governance practices. Register now for a workshop near you! In partnership with Institute of Community Directors Australia bit.ly/2onRYEQ

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

Find a Grant in 2017

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

Australia Council announces Tracey Moffatt’s 2017 Venice Biennale exhibition

2017 Venice Biennale

In 2017, Australia will be represented by Tracey Moffatt at the Venice Biennale. Tracey’s exhibition MY HORIZON, will comprise all new work including large-scale photography and film.

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Annual Report 2015-16

Annual Report 2015-16

The 2015-16 Australia Council for the Arts Annual Report was tabled in the Federal Parliament on 18 October 2016.

Latest Research

Latest Research

Showcasing Creativity provides an opportunity and evidence base for the broader arts sector to examine decision making processes about programming, presenting and marketing First Nations works to Australian audiences.

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