We support inclusiveness and growth in Australia's creative sector, and we protect and promote Australian content and culture.
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Visual arts Visual arts
Once a year, the tropical city of Cairns comes alive with Indigenous culture.
Funding will support 29 tours to more than 250 locations around Australia.
Cultural heritage Cultural heritage
The expertly crafted Hannah Cabinet, which took more than six years to create, will be on permanent display for all Australians...
Museums, libraries and galleries Museums, libraries and galleries
There’s something on for every member of the family at our national collecting institutions this summer.
Funding will support 29 tours to more than 250 locations around Australia.

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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 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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