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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Indigenous arts and languages. Indigenous arts and languages
Kirli Saunders is on a mission to celebrate, share and preserve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages with...
Indigenous arts and languages. Indigenous arts and languages
Reflecting on the importance of reviving and maintaining Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages during NAIDOC Week.
Indigenous arts and languages. Indigenous arts and languages
During NAIDOC Week we look at how the Erub community, from Darnley Island on the Torres Strait, is harnessing digital resources...
Indigenous arts and languages. Indigenous arts and languages
A focus of the 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages is to recognise the work underway in communities across...
Indigenous arts and languages. Indigenous arts and languages
Reflecting on the importance of reviving and maintaining Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages during NAIDOC Week.

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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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