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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Indigenous arts and languages. Indigenous arts and languages
Shining the spotlight on multi-award winning Noongar author Kim Scott to mark World Book and Copyright Day.
Indigenous arts and languages. Indigenous arts and languages
Australia is a large continent prone to many and varied seasonal weather events such as floods, droughts, snow, rain, hail and...
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This year marks the 40th anniversary of Australia’s world-renowned Flying Fruit Fly Circus.
Indigenous arts and languages. Indigenous arts and languages
Uluru–Kata Tjuta National Park is one of only four Australian world heritage areas to be recognised for both its cultural and...
Indigenous arts and languages. Indigenous arts and languages
Australia is a large continent prone to many and varied seasonal weather events such as floods, droughts, snow, rain, hail and...

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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

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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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