Funding Guide 2013 - Apply now


The Australia Council for the Arts is the Australian Government’s arts funding and advisory body. Each year, we deliver over $200 million in funding for arts organisations and individual artists across the country.

The Grants section of the website provides you with information about our 2014 funding programs and the funding application process. It also includes information about what happens after you have applied and what happens if you are successful.

Use the grants and initiative directory if you know what grant you're looking for.

Apply for a grant online

Acquit a grant online

New funding opportunities

Funding 2015

Australia Council has developed a new grants model which will support a diverse range of artists, artistic practice, organisations and art activity. The new model will make it easier and simpler to apply for grants.

Click here for more information.



The Australia Council for the Arts is warning people about a scam involving callers who claim to be from the Council offering grant money. The caller tells people they have grant money for them and they quote an application number, but to access the funds they must provide bank account details and personal information. The phone number the scammers are calling from is answered by a voice identifying as the "Australia Council".

The Australia Council is also aware of several businesses purporting to offer information on government grants for a fee. This information is freely available from our website. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission provides further details on relevant companies operating these scams through its SCAM Watch website. Clients should check the SCAM Watch website to avoid paying for publicly available information. The SCAM Watch website is found at please also see this link for further details            

These are scams
. The Australia Council does not seek people’s bank details over the phone.  Any calls of this nature should be reported to the police and to the Australia Council on (02) 9215 9000 or toll-free 1800 226 912.