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
Almost $1 million will support eight tours to 117 locations around Australia through the Playing Australia Regional Performing...
Museums, libraries and galleries
The Government has reappointed Mr Peter Dexter AM as Chair of the Council of the Australian National Maritime Museum for three...
Screen
Ms Claudia Karvan, Mr Richard King and Mr Michael Hawkins have been appointed to the Screen Australia Board for three year terms.
Performing arts
Confluence: Festival of India in Australia 2016 has received Australian Government funding of $250,000. The festival is the...
Museums, libraries and galleries
The Government has reappointed Mr Peter Dexter AM as Chair of the Council of the Australian National Maritime Museum for three...

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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.