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
Ready to submit your Visions of Australia application? Make sure you check these things before you submit.
Museums, libraries and galleries
Our latest video explores the history, landscape and artists of Bundanon Trust.
Museums, libraries and galleries
Love live music, film and sculptures? Our national institutions have you covered this October!
Regional arts
Festivals Australia applications are now open and we’re here to help with answers to a few of your most commonly asked questions.
Museums, libraries and galleries
Our latest video explores the history, landscape and artists of Bundanon Trust.

ART/works keeps you in the loop with regular updates on our work, great feature articles on topical issues in the arts and cultural sector, while highlighting what's on, interesting facts and funding opportunities.

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