We support inclusiveness and growth in Australia's creative sector, and we protect and promote Australian content and culture. We do this through delivering strategic advice and policy development, effective program and grants management, regulatory management and collaborative stakeholder engagement.
Learn more about what we do

What's new

Indigenous arts and languages. Indigenous arts and languages
During the 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages we have brought you a diverse range of inspiring stories, case...
Indigenous arts and languages. Indigenous arts and languages
The project, which has already mapped 683 Indigenous names for plants and animals, is a collaboration between the ALA,...
Our new guide ‘My art goals: NDIS and the arts’ can help you pursue a career in the arts.
Indigenous arts and languages. Indigenous arts and languages
Children’s author and poet Kirli Saunders takes every opportunity to promote the importance of her Aboriginal language and...
Indigenous arts and languages. Indigenous arts and languages
The project, which has already mapped 683 Indigenous names for plants and animals, is a collaboration between the ALA,...

Sign up to ART/works

ART/works keeps you in the loop with regular updates on our work, great feature articles on topical issues in the arts and cultural sector, while highlighting what's on, interesting facts and funding opportunities.

Click here to read our Privacy statement

Prime Minister's Literary Awards

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.

Funding programs

Our Work

Artbank
Artbank

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.

National Cultural Heritage Account

The National Cultural Heritage Account helps Australian public cultural organisations buy significant objects that they could not otherwise afford.

Meeting of Cultural Ministers
Meeting of Cultural Ministers

The Meeting of Cultural Ministers comprises the Australian, state and territory government arts and culture ministers.

Current consultations