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
Australia’s logo and cultural pattern for the International Year of Indigenous Languages (IY2019) celebrate the diversity of...
Indigenous arts and languages. Indigenous arts and languages
During National Science Week we celebrate the contribution of young scientists like Gamilaraay woman Karlie Noon for advancing...
Indigenous arts and languages. Indigenous arts and languages
'Indigenous knowledge will save the planet.' This is the theme of the winning team's entry in the inaugural INDIGI HACK, held...
Indigenous arts and languages. Indigenous arts and languages
It is fitting as we celebrate the 2019 International Year for Indigenous Languages that a new species of dinosaur has been...
Indigenous arts and languages. Indigenous arts and languages
During National Science Week we celebrate the contribution of young scientists like Gamilaraay woman Karlie Noon for advancing...

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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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