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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Over her long career, 2018 Red Ochre Award winner Mavis Ngallametta has developed a signature style of painting that tells the story of her Country. #NAIDOCweek #NAIDOC2018 #Becauseofherwecan Credit: End Swamp, 2017. Courtesy of the artist/Martin Browne Contemporary https://t.co/mpHqKOuFxG

Over her long career, 2018 Red Ochre Award winner Mavis Ngallametta has developed a signature style of painting that tells the story of her Country. #NAIDOCweek #NAIDOC2018 #Becauseofherwecan Credit: End Swamp, 2017. Courtesy of the artist/Martin Browne Contemporary https://t.co/mpHqKOuFxG

Visual artist Paola Balla is being supported by the Australia Council Strategic International Market Fund to attend and present at the First Nations Dialogues event at Performance Space New York in January 2019. #NAIDOCweek #NAIDOC2018 #Becauseofherwecan https://t.co/fdHQDQXAdX https://t.co/2Uv4ixUpOn

Visual artist Paola Balla is being supported by the Australia Council Strategic International Market Fund to attend and present at the First Nations Dialogues event at Performance Space New York in January 2019. #NAIDOCweek #NAIDOC2018 #Becauseofherwecan https://t.co/fdHQDQXAdX https://t.co/2Uv4ixUpOn

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

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

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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The Australia Council is committed to growing the private, public and philanthropic funds available to support the arts. 

The 2016-17 Australia Council for the Arts Annual Report was tabled on 23 October 2017.

Annual Report 2016-17

The 2016-17 Australia Council for the Arts Annual Report was tabled on 23 October 2017.

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