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.

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What's new

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An additional $135 million will support thousands of jobs in the arts and entertainment sector, as it continues to come back...
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Four leading Arts organisations will share in more than $4 million, under the second batch of funding assistance from the COVID...
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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...

Funding programs