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Indigenous arts and languages. Indigenous arts and languages
Community-based organisations can now apply for funding through the 2020-21 Indigenous Languages and Arts program open...
Indigenous arts and languages. Indigenous arts and languages
A small Indigenous community from Cape York is gaining notoriety for its creative use of rubbish.
Museums, libraries and galleries Museums, libraries and galleries
The latest data on the contribution of our National Cultural Institutions to Australians is now available.
Literature Literature
If you are an author, creator or publisher who has released a book in the last 5 years you may be eligible for lending rights.
Indigenous arts and languages. Indigenous arts and languages
A small Indigenous community from Cape York is gaining notoriety for its creative use of rubbish.

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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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