The government supports visual artists through a range of initiatives and schemes including Artbank, the Resale Royalty Scheme, the Indigenous Visual Arts Industry Support program and the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy.


Funding support programs


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.

With a collection of around 10,000 artworks, and with one hundred percent of the leasing fees going back into supporting artists, Artbank has been collecting and promoting the value of Australian art for over 30 years.

Personal Property Securities Register

If you have artwork on consignment to galleries or dealers you can register that work with The Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR).

It gives you a ‘security interest’ in your work if the gallery or dealer becomes insolvent. This gives you highest priority in the case of gallery bankruptcy and your work can be returned to you.  PPSR has fact sheets to help artists.


What's new

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Works from Artbank’s collection will feature in the renovation of the iconic Bather’s Pavilion in Mosman, overlooking Sydney...
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Three dynamic emerging curators will explore themes of love, labour and the workforce in two new exhibitions as part of Artbank...
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Artbank’s newest addition is the Telstra Emerging Artist Award winner Titus Nganjmirra’s work Queen Elizabeth.
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Ninety-four visual arts organisations are being funded through the 2019–20 Indigenous Visual Arts Industry Support (IVAIS)...