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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Australian and Children’s Content Review

The Government is undertaking a review to determine if existing support and regulatory measures remain fit for purpose in the digital era.

What's new

Museums, libraries and galleries
The Government has announced $1 million to support the development and delivery of 17 exhibitions to tour regional Australia.
Regional arts
The Government has announced $338,535 in support of two arts projects in regional South Australia and Victoria.
Performing arts
The Government has announced $200,000 for the ArtsReady program, which provides traineeships in the arts and creative industries.
Cultural heritage
The Government has released a discussion paper on potential reforms to the deductible gift recipient (DGR) tax arrangements.
Regional arts
The Government has announced $338,535 in support of two arts projects in regional South Australia and Victoria.

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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 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

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

Current consultations