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 our respect to the Elders both past and present.





Rabbits hop to it at Helpmanns

Perth International Arts Festival has pulled more rabbits out of its hat with the children’s opera The Rabbits winning all four Helpmann Awards for which it was nominated at a gala event at Sydney’s Capitol


Saltwater Freshwater Arts Alliance Aboriginal Corporation

FREE Aboriginal writing workshop at Coffs Coast Writers Centre at Toormina. Tag someone you know would be interested. FREE Aboriginal writing workshop. Tag someone you know would be interested. Ellen will be conducting a two hour workshop for Indigenous wr...

Australia Council for the Arts

Australia Council for the Arts has released changes to its funding program in response to the 2015-16 budget measures. Read more via: http://bit.ly/1gPsp8R #artsfundingau Read about our Revised Grants Program here - http://bit.ly/RevisedGrantsProgram


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Find a Grant 2015

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

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Artistic Vibrancy

The Artistic Vibrancy Framework is a way for organisations to talk about their artistic impact in an holistic manner.

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For FAQ's relating to the new funding model, please click here. 

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News and Events

For the latest news about the Australia Council and the arts sector, please click here.

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Strategic Plan

The Strategic Plan reflects an ambitious vision for the arts in Australia and is comprised of four goals.