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
School students have named the Australian Antarctic Division's newest icebreaker.
Nowhere is there a stronger link between the creativity and education than at the Flying Fruit Fly Circus school.
Indigenous arts and languages. Indigenous arts and languages
On International Day for Biological Diversity we acknowledge the links between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages...
To celebrate International Arts Education Week, we take a look at a different but powerful way to engage school students in...
Nowhere is there a stronger link between the creativity and education than at the Flying Fruit Fly Circus school.

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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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