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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Regional arts Regional arts
Eight new exhibitions will be coming to 53 regional locations thanks to our Visions of Australia regional exhibitions touring...
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Creative skills are crucial to driving employment and economic growth in Australia, according to new research by the Bureau of...
Indigenous arts and languages. Indigenous arts and languages
Find out about a unique exhibition of contemporary Indigenous art featuring the Kuninjku language and culture.
Indigenous arts and languages. Indigenous arts and languages
A new conference will explore some of the earliest known recordings of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages in...
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Creative skills are crucial to driving employment and economic growth in Australia, according to new research by the Bureau of...

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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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