The Australian Government provides funding and support for Australia's vibrant performing arts sector. Through the Australia Council, the government also supports Australia’s 28 major performing arts companies.

Current consultations

What's new

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The second round of the Live Music Australia program is now open for applications from small to medium venues....
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All four major banks are now participating in the Show Starter Loan Scheme, with National Australia Bank and Westpac Banking...
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Arts and entertainment entities are now able to apply for the Show Starter Loan Scheme to help them deliver new productions and...
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A national plan is set to provide more certainty for the arts and entertainment sector.

Funding programs