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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Regional arts
Nine projects will receive funding to tour to 74 venues across all states and territories from 2017-18.
Museums, libraries and galleries
Keep cool, calm and creative this Summer at our national cultural institutions.
General
As the year draws to a close, we’re looking back on our highlights for 2017.
Indigenous arts and languages
The Government has announced that it will make not-for-profit organisations which promote, revitalise and maintain Indigenous...
Museums, libraries and galleries
Keep cool, calm and creative this Summer at our national cultural institutions.

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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