We develop Australian Government policies and deliver programs that encourage excellence in the arts, help to protect our cultural heritage and support public access to and participation in, arts and culture in Australia.
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Indigenous arts and languages. Indigenous arts and languages
A new conference will explore some of the earliest known recordings of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages in...
Indigenous arts and languages. Indigenous arts and languages
An Aboriginal music touring project is bringing contemporary music and culture to some of our most hard to reach areas.
Indigenous arts and languages. Indigenous arts and languages
The United Nations (UN) has declared 2019 the International Year of Indigenous Languages (IY2019) to raise awareness about the...
Indigenous arts and languages. Indigenous arts and languages
A successful community program in Broome is helping keep the Yawuru language alive.
Indigenous arts and languages. Indigenous arts and languages
An Aboriginal music touring project is bringing contemporary music and culture to some of our most hard to reach areas.

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Prime Minister's Literary Awards

The Prime Minister's Literary Awards celebrate outstanding literary talent in Australia and the valuable contribution Australian literature and history makes to the nation's cultural and intellectual life.

Funding programs

Our Work

Artbank
Artbank

Artbank is a one of a kind, Australian Government support program that acquires the work of living, Australian contemporary artists – making the collection available to the general public through a leasing program.

National Cultural Heritage Account

The National Cultural Heritage Account helps Australian public cultural organisations buy significant objects that they could not otherwise afford.

Meeting of Cultural Ministers
Meeting of Cultural Ministers

The Meeting of Cultural Ministers comprises the Australian, state and territory government arts and culture ministers.

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