About

What we do

The Australia Council for the Arts is the Australian Government’s arts funding and advisory body. We support Australia’s arts through funding, strengthening and developing the arts sector.

We collaborate to build new audiences, foster philanthropic support and deepen our understanding of the arts through research.

Each year, we deliver more than $200 million in funding for arts organisations and individual artists across the country.

Who we are

Frank Panucci - Executive Director of Arts Funding

Frank Panucci - Executive Director of Arts Funding

Arts funding

Frank is committed to the pursuit of social inclusion and social justice.

Lissa Twomey - Executive Director Arts Organisations

Lissa Twomey - Executive Director Arts Organisations

Arts Organisations

Lissa studied piano at the Sydney Conservatorium of music and internationally.

Wendy Were - Executive Director Arts Development

Wendy Were - Executive Director Arts Development

Executive Director Arts Development

Wendy has been involved in the development of sustainable career paths arts workers.

Tony Grybowski - Chief Executive Officer

Tony Grybowski - Chief Executive Officer

Chief Executive Officer

Tony's career in arts management began with a new school and a tuba.

Lydia Miller - Executive Director Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts

Lydia Miller - Executive Director Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts

Lydia has over 20 years experience in the arts sector.

 

How we work

Want to know how the Australia Council functions?

Here we introduce our teams and share how each of them contributes to supporting Australian arts. Find out more

Cultural Engagement Framework

The Australia Council’s Cultural Engagement Framework helps ensure all our strategies and programs support artistic excellence across the diversity of Australian society and provide opportunities for all Australians to participate in and enjoy the arts. Read more

Video: Creative Intersections - World Arts Summit

Creative Intersections from Australia Council for the Arts on Vimeo.