We support participation in, and access to, Australia's arts and culture through developing and supporting cultural expression. Through our analysis, advice and programs we aim to make cultural experiences better for everyone, including the creative workforce behind the arts, entertainment and cultural sector.

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Organisational structure

Our organisational structure helps us deliver our strategic priorities.

Our Work

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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.

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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.

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The Australian Government develops and implements policies which help support and build on Australia’s arts, entertainment and cultural sectors, and the workforce behind this.

Corporate Plan 2021-22

Our 2021-22 Corporate Plan provides the blueprint for the department to continue to support the Australian Government’s recovery agenda through the provision of strategic policy advice, fit-for-purpose regulation, and delivery of programs, projects and services in the major infrastructure, transport, communications and arts sectors, supporting our regions, cities and territories.

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Our objective is to foster an environment in which all Australians benefit from access to diverse communications services and artistic and cultural experiences. We support our Ministers through high quality policy and program advice, and planning and managing the implementation of initiatives across Australia.

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