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
On United Nations Day during the International Year of Indigenous Languages we highlight the amazing work of Gina Williams, who...
Indigenous arts and languages. Indigenous arts and languages
An impressive line-up of experts headlines the International Council on Archives Indigenous Matters Summit in Adelaide on...
Indigenous arts and languages. Indigenous arts and languages
Australia Council for the Arts research shows that the arts enriches the lives of regional Australians and creates stronger,...
Indigenous arts and languages. Indigenous arts and languages
On United Nations Day during the International Year of Indigenous Languages we highlight the amazing work of Gina Williams, who...

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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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