Funding and support opportunities

The Australian Government provides funding and grants to arts and cultural organisations and individual artists from across Australia to advance our rich cultural and Indigenous sectors.

  • Film & television

    Australia's iconic film and television industry contributes a great deal to our nation's cultural life and helps develop our national identity.

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  • National Cultural Heritage Account

    The National Cultural Heritage Account helps Australian cultural organisations acquire Australian protected objects.

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  • Music

    Contemporary music is central to Australian culture. The federal government supports the development of this industry through a number of programs and initiatives.

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  • Regional Arts

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    Government funding is available to take drama, circus, contemporary music and cultural exhibitions to audiences throughout Australia.

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  • Support for artists

    The Australian Government supports our nation’s valued artists through initiatives such as the resale royalty scheme.

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  • Collections

    The Ministry for the Arts delivers several programs and initiatives to support and develop quality national and regional collections in Australia.

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  • Further funding and support opportunities

    The Australian Government also supports a range of arts and cultural activities through the Australia Council and Creative Partnerships Australia.

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