Strategic Plan and Corporate Plan

Australia Council Strategy 2020 - 2024 – We want to hear from you

The Australia Council for the Arts is the Australian Government’s principal arts funding and advisory body.

The arts have immense public value – from the intrinsic value of human expression, through to broader social, economic and cultural impacts – they are vital for our individual and community wellbeing. The arts contribute to our education, our health, our advancement and our international reputation. The arts give life meaning and Australians are proud of our artists.

The Australia Council is a champion for Australian arts both here and overseas. We invest in the arts by supporting all facets of the creative process, and we are committed to the arts being accessible to all Australians.

We achieve this through:

·  a peer assessed grants program, fellowships and awards

·  management of Government directed initiatives and frameworks

·  national and international strategic activity that develops sector capacity and increases markets and audiences for Australian work

·  research, evaluation and analysis

·  co-investment and strategic partnership development

·  advocacy for Australian arts and artists

·  providing advice to the Government on matters connected with the arts.

This discussion paper sets out our proposed strategic priorities for 2020 to 2024. These priorities will inform our future investment in the arts.

We want to hear from you

We invite responses from all people and organisations with an interest in arts and culture.

1. Download the Discussion Paper

Please read this short discussion paper before answering the survey. 


(RTF version)

2. Access the survey

Access the survey to answer questions set out in the discussion paper.


Please make time to complete the questions, and encourage others to do the same. The Discussion Paper and Survey will be available until 5.00pm AEST 10 May 2019.

Thank you for your interest in the Australia Council’s new five year strategy. The final strategy will be released in late August 2019.

Strategic and Corporate Plans

We are pleased to present our Strategic Plan 2014-2019 and Corporate Plan 2015–2019, 2016-2020 and 2017-21 as required under section 35(1)(a) of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (the PGPA Act) and Section 45 of the Australia Council Act 2013 (the Act).

These plans seeks to articulate how, over the coming four-year period, we will strive to achieve our Vision of Australia being recognised as a culturally ambitious nation, and our Purpose, to champion and invest in Australian arts. 

The Corporate Plan 2018-22 (PDF 1.2 MB) (RTF 139 KB)

The Corporate Plan 2017-21 (PDF 1.3 MB)

The Corporate Plan 2016-20 (PDF 2.7 MB) (RTF 184 KB)

The Corporate Plan 2015-19 (PDF 1.9 MB) (RTF 368 KB)

The Strategic Plan 2014-2019 (PDF 1.2 MB) (RTF 437 KB)

The Minister for the Arts' Statement of Expectations 2018-19 (PDF 131 KB) 

Australia Council Statement of Intent 2018-19 (PDF 3.6 MB) 

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