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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Museums, libraries and galleries
The National Gallery of Australia’s Versailles: Treasures from the Palace exhibition is now open, showcasing treasures from...
The Turnbull Government has announced more than $100,000 for arts and disability peak body, Arts Access Australia, through the...
Literature
From 9 January 2017, there will be a better way to manage lending rights claims online.
Museums, libraries and galleries
The Australian National Maritime Museum (ANMM) has celebrated its 25th birthday.
The Turnbull Government has announced more than $100,000 for arts and disability peak body, Arts Access Australia, through the...

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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.

Current consultations