Cultural heritage Cultural heritage
17 December 2018
To stay at the forefront of protecting Australia’s cultural property, we have updated the Protection of Movable Cultural Heritage Regulations 2018.
Ptolemy's Cosmographical Map Sheet returned to Spain in February 2008.
Doc website icons separate artboards - general General
11 December 2018
After a big year, we take a look back at some of our highlights.
Image graphically showing what the Department of Communications and the Arts has achieved for 2018, shwoing towers, a map of Australia, conversations.
10 December 2018
If you’re an author, artist, musician or filmmaker, upcoming changes to terms of copyright protection could affect you.
Old fashion alarm clock.  Someone is using a laptop in the background.
Cultural heritage Cultural heritage
7 December 2018
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Cultural Gifts Program that provides incentives for donors to gift art and cultural property to public...
Kylie Minogue's Blue Showgirls Costume. Photo courtesy of Victorian Arts Centre Trust.
Performing arts Performing arts
6 December 2018
Australia is an internationally recognised for its achievements in the circus arts and the Flying Fruit Fly Circus and its unique training program...
Flying Fruit Fly Circus performer
Literature Literature
4 December 2018
Six diverse titles have been recognised at the 2018 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards ceremony.
Prime Minister's Literary Awards.  The 5 winning book covers are displayed. Border Districts, John Curtin’s War, This is my Song, Asia's Reckoning, Pea Pod Lullaby
Museums, libraries and galleries Museums, libraries and galleries
4 December 2018
We’ve rounded up the best national cultural exhibitions and activities to help you start planning your summer.
John Everett Millais Ophelia 1851-52, oil on canvas, 76.2 x 111.8 cm, Presented by Sir Henry Tate 1894, Tate, © Tate, London 2018
Indigenous arts and languages. Indigenous arts and languages
30 November 2018
The story of Yolngu warrior, Djalu Gurruwiwi and world-famous musician Gotye.  
Djalu points towards the Hole In The Wall, a narrow shipping passage on the way to Raragala.
Indigenous arts and languages. Indigenous arts and languages
19 November 2018
Applications are open for the 2019-20 Indigenous Languages and Arts (ILA) program grant opportunity.
Ilbijerri Theatre Co
Museums, libraries and galleries Museums, libraries and galleries
9 November 2018
In the lead up to Remembrance Day, we take a look at a unique project funded through the Anzac Centenary Arts and Culture Fund.
Angela Tiatia, still from The Fall, 2017, HD video 16:9, 4 minutes, 58 seconds. Commissioned by the Australian War Memorial with the support of the Anzac Centenary Grants scheme