Corporate Plan 2020-2024

The 2020-24 Corporate Plan is the second plan to be prepared under the Council’s five year strategy Creativity Connects Us, which was released in August 2019.

Our strategy continues our long term commitment to enabling artists and cultural organisations to reach audiences, while realising their creative potential and our commitment to First Nations arts and cultures. It emphasises access and equity, advocacy for the vital role of arts and culture, and investing in arts and creativity that reflects and connects the many communities that make up contemporary Australia.

The publication of the Australia Council’s 2020-2024 Corporate Plan was deferred due to COVID-19.


Our vision


Creativity Connects Us

Creativity is innate to humanity and is the wellspring of culture. We are all connected through arts and creativity. Our arts are vital expressions of human experience. They embody individual and collective stories, histories, identities and help us understand what it means to be human. They connect us to our past and imagine our future.

Our First Nations cultures connect us to over 75,000 years of living culture and knowledge and the country on which we live.

The shared stories of millions of diverse peoples who now call Australia home promote mutual understanding and respect and connect us to a global community.

The technologies of the fourth industrial revolution are transforming and disrupting industries, economies, and how we interact with our world and each other. In this digital world, connectivity and creativity are more important than ever – to our wellbeing, our future growth and prosperity.

In a creatively connected nation, creative enterprise is entrenched across society, industry and government as the resource that powers our social, cultural and economic success.


Our Strategic Objectives

The Council’s performance aligns to five strategic objectives:

  • Australians are transformed by arts and creativity
  • Our arts reflect us
  • First Nations arts and culture are cherished
  • Arts and creativity are thriving
  • Arts and creativity are valued.

Download the 2020-24 Corporate Plan 

Download the accessible version of the 2020-24 Corporate Plan.

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