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.

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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.

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

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Latest Research

The Australia Council for the Arts has released new research highlighting the important and growing role of the arts for international tourism to Australia.

Artist Stories

Artist Stories

Read more about the arts and artists of our daily lives.

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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