After you apply

Once you submit your application, we will send you an email acknowledging receipt of your application.

After you submit your application, we first check it meets the eligibility criteria for the grant or opportunity to which you are applying.

Applications to the Australia Council Grant Programs (Arts Projects for Individuals and Groups, Arts Projects – Organisations, Career Development Grants, Fellowships, Four Year Funding) and to Government Programs (Playing Australia, the Contemporary Touring Initiative and the Contemporary Music Touring Initiative) are assessed by arts practice peer panels against the published assessment criteria for the relevant grant program.  We aim to notify you of the outcome of your application no later than 12 weeks after the published closing date for the applicable grant round.

Outside the Australia Council Grant Program and Government Programs, the Australia Council also offers a variety of other grants and opportunities which are not assessed in the same way. Please refer the guidelines for the relevant grant or opportunity to find out how it is assessed. 


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Artist Stories

Artist Stories

An insight into artists experiences, tips and advice.

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.

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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