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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Literature Literature
Six diverse titles have been recognised at the 2018 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards ceremony.
Cultural heritage Cultural heritage
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Cultural Gifts Program that provides incentives for donors to gift art and cultural...
Performing arts Performing arts
Australia is an internationally recognised for its achievements in the circus arts and the Flying Fruit Fly Circus and its...
Museums, libraries and galleries Museums, libraries and galleries
We’ve rounded up the best national cultural exhibitions and activities to help you start planning your summer.
Cultural heritage Cultural heritage
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Cultural Gifts Program that provides incentives for donors to gift art and cultural...

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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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