We support inclusiveness and growth in Australia's creative sector, and we protect and promote Australian content and culture. We do this through delivering strategic advice and policy development, effective program and grants management, regulatory management and collaborative stakeholder engagement.
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Literature Literature
You don’t read a great book, you encounter it and we’re all the better for it.
Performing arts Performing arts
The Australia Council for the Arts is calling for nominations for its national awards with nominations closing 1 October 2019.
Indigenous arts and languages. Indigenous arts and languages
The Indigenous Unit of the Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS) has launched a podcast series which provides...
Literature Literature
Discover more about the titles shortlisted for the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards today.
Performing arts Performing arts
The Australia Council for the Arts is calling for nominations for its national awards with nominations closing 1 October 2019.

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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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