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.





A new forum for arts learning

Image: www.australiacouncil.gov.au The Australia Council for the Arts has announced its inaugural Arts Learning Forum for arts professionals to exchanges insights, practices and creative ideas across all art


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Check out the latest 'Building Audiences' research from the Australia Council for the Arts, examining thoughts and actions around Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts. Tarnanthi, the inaugural Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Isl...

Building Audiences: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Ar...

This morning the Australia Council for the Arts launched their report into building audiences for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander arts. Building Audiences examines the barriers to and the strategies for increasing audiences in the Aboriginal and Torres...


Useful Links

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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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Stay in touch

Stay in touch with the Australia Council, receive updates and our latest e newsletters and publications. Click here to register.

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Strategic Plan

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