We support inclusiveness and growth in Australia's creative sector, and we protect and promote Australian content and culture. We do this through delivering strategic advice and policy development, effective program and grants management, regulatory management and collaborative stakeholder engagement.
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Indigenous arts and languages. Indigenous arts and languages
Family group, The Brownley Gospel Singers, not only create beautiful harmonies through their music, but also a legacy to keep...
Indigenous arts and languages. Indigenous arts and languages
In a unique Government initiative during the 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages, a 'light box' featuring stunning...
In celebration of the 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages, NITV has produced a moving documentary about the Vanuatu...
Cultural heritage Cultural heritage
Three culturally significant sculptures will be returned to India during Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s visit in January next...
Indigenous arts and languages. Indigenous arts and languages
In a unique Government initiative during the 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages, a 'light box' featuring stunning...

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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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