Creative Australia

Creative Australia We are the Australian Government’s principal arts investment, development and advisory body. We are a champion for Australian arts both here and overseas.

The Australia Council's strategic plan reflects our desire to make more visible the vitality of our arts and culture, and to recognise the evolving way that Australians make and experience art. Our role is to support the unimagined along with the reimagined, the unknown and experimental along with the keenly anticipated. We invest in artistic excellence through support for all facets of the creative process and are committed to the arts being more accessible to all Australians.

The Sir Robert William Askin Operatic Scholarship offers $30,000 over two years to support the professional development ...
09/01/2024

The Sir Robert William Askin Operatic Scholarship offers $30,000 over two years to support the professional development of a talented individual, through interstate and/or overseas travel.

Apply by Tuesday 6 February: https://brnw.ch/21wFUmP

The Lady Mollie Isabelle Askin Ballet Scholarship offers $30,000 over two years to support the professional development ...
09/01/2024

The Lady Mollie Isabelle Askin Ballet Scholarship offers $30,000 over two years to support the professional development of a talented individual, through interstate and/or overseas travel.

Apply by Tuesday 6 February: https://brnw.ch/21wFUg8

The Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarship for Poetry offers the chance to explore, study and develop through interstate ...
08/01/2024

The Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarship for Poetry offers the chance to explore, study and develop through interstate and/or overseas travel, with $50,000 funding!

Apply by Tuesday 6 February: https://brnw.ch/21wFU96

The Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarship for Painting offers the chance to explore, study and develop through interstat...
08/01/2024

The Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarship for Painting offers the chance to explore, study and develop through interstate and/or overseas travel, with $50,000 funding!

Apply by Tuesday 6 February: https://brnw.ch/21wFSCe

The Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarship for Instrumental Music offers the chance to explore, study and develop through...
08/01/2024

The Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarship for Instrumental Music offers the chance to explore, study and develop through interstate and/or overseas travel, with $50,000 funding!

Apply by Tuesday 6 February: https://brnw.ch/21wFSs1

The Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarship for Acting offers the chance to explore, study and develop through interstate ...
08/01/2024

The Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarship for Acting offers the chance to explore, study and develop through interstate and/or overseas travel, with $50,000 funding!

Apply by Tuesday 6 February: https://brnw.ch/21wFSpl

Arts Projects funding is back! ⚡Up to $50,000 for a range of activities and projects, both national and international, a...
20/12/2023

Arts Projects funding is back! ⚡

Up to $50,000 for a range of activities and projects, both national and international, across all art forms.

Apply by Tuesday 5 March.

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Register now for our nationwide Fundraising Masterclass with Bernard Ross, Director of MC Consulting! 💡In our one-day in...
20/12/2023

Register now for our nationwide Fundraising Masterclass with Bernard Ross, Director of MC Consulting! 💡

In our one-day intensive workshops, he'll demonstrate how decision science can be your best tool when developing your next campaign.

Join Bernard Ross (UK) from =mc consulting in our nationwide Masterclass to discover how decision science can elevate your next fundraising campaign.

01/12/2023

Congratulations to Perth-based Julia Hales, recipient of the National Arts and Disability Award for an Established Artist!

Julia takes home $50,000 in recognition of her work as a writer, actor and theatre maker with Down syndrome.

Read more:: https://brnw.ch/21wEVrw

Celebrating excellence of our d/Deaf and disabled artists! 🏆 Congratulations to Solomon Kammer and Julia Hales, recipien...
01/12/2023

Celebrating excellence of our d/Deaf and disabled artists! 🏆

Congratulations to Solomon Kammer and Julia Hales, recipients of the 2023 National Arts and Disability Awards. In the lead-up to International Day of People with Disability, we’re honouring outstanding contributions to Australian arts and culture.

Read more about the recipients: https://brnw.ch/21wEVrV

A huge new opportunity for arts organisations! This nine-month intensive mentorship will grow your philanthropic and fun...
23/11/2023

A huge new opportunity for arts organisations! This nine-month intensive mentorship will grow your philanthropic and fundraising practices with a whole-of-organisation approach.

Apply by Wednesday 20 December.

The Art & Science of Fundraising is an innovative, out-of-the-box professional development program created by esteemed consultancy Philanthropy Squared delivered over nine months.

🤫 Join us tonight at the Art Gallery of New South Wales as we reveal this year's recipient of the $20,000 National Arts ...
22/11/2023

🤫 Join us tonight at the Art Gallery of New South Wales as we reveal this year's recipient of the $20,000 National Arts and Disability Early Career Award!

We acknowledge the Gadigal of the Eora Nation, the traditional custodians of the Country on which the Art Gallery of New South Wales stands.

✍🏽🌍 Do you want to write from Rome or Paris?! With multiple residencies available + up to $25,000, these programs suppor...
27/10/2023

✍🏽🌍 Do you want to write from Rome or Paris?! With multiple residencies available + up to $25,000, these programs support writers to develop their practice and grow their networks.

🔗 Residency in Rome: https://brnw.ch/21wDTTb
🔗 Residency in Paris: https://brnw.ch/21wDTTd

Apply by Tuesday 5 December 2023.

Katherine Boland, the artist behind Fire Flower No 8, hopes her work sparks a conversation about tackling the climate cr...
26/10/2023

Katherine Boland, the artist behind Fire Flower No 8, hopes her work sparks a conversation about tackling the climate crisis.🌍🌺

“I am feeling a bit insane actually. It’s wonderful. I didn’t expect to get this sort of reach in my wildest dreams,” she said.

Katherine Boland, who created Fire Flower No 8 after the Tathra bushfire, says she hopes the PM used her work as an opportunity to discuss the climate crisis

Ready to take Australian literature to the world? 🌎📚 The International Travel Fund for Authors and Illustrators offers $...
25/10/2023

Ready to take Australian literature to the world? 🌎

📚 The International Travel Fund for Authors and Illustrators offers $5,000 support for travel to events and activities associated with international publication and promotion including literary festivals, promotional events and book tours. https://brnw.ch/21wDPyk

📚 The International Rights Fund for Literature provides $5,000 support for agents, rights managers and publishers to attend international markets to sell rights in Australian works. https://brnw.ch/21wDPym

📚 The Translation Fund for Literature provides $5,000 support for international publishers to translate Australian works of creative writing by living authors, and for local publishers to translate works into English with Australian translators. https://brnw.ch/21wDPyl

👉🏽 Apply by Tuesday 5 December.

🚀 Does your arts organisation need a helping hand? Join an info session to find out more! This program will pair you wit...
17/10/2023

🚀 Does your arts organisation need a helping hand? Join an info session to find out more! This program will pair you with a specialist to develop digital capacity and pilot a new project over 14 weeks (with $3,000 seed funding).

Applications close Tuesday 14 November. Register for an info session (or watch now on-demand):

👩🏽‍💻Focus on WA
📅Tuesday 24 October
🕒1-2pm AWST (4-5pm AEDT)

👩🏽‍💻Focus on Regional/Remote/TAS
📅Tuesday 31 October
🕒1-2pm AEDT

This program provides arts organisations with access to a specialist to help them develop their digital capacity and pilot a new digitally led project.

Just announced! These workshops are ideal for arts organisations and artists looking for the know-how, confidence and in...
16/10/2023

Just announced! These workshops are ideal for arts organisations and artists looking for the know-how, confidence and inspiration to kickstart or grow income from philanthropy, donors, and business partners.

📍 Sydney (Thurs 9 Nov): https://brnw.ch/21wDxPH
📍 Margaret River, WA (Tues 14 Nov): https://brnw.ch/21wDxPG
📍 Canberra (Thurs 16 Nov): https://brnw.ch/21wDxPF

Join us at SXSW Sydney next week as we present a trio of panels celebrating the powerful public value of Australian arti...
11/10/2023

Join us at SXSW Sydney next week as we present a trio of panels celebrating the powerful public value of Australian artists and creative practitioners.

💡Discussing Digital Sovereignty (First Nations): https://brnw.ch/21wDoOO
💡Creative Climate Leadership: https://brnw.ch/21wDoOP
💡Games and the Australian Music Industry: https://brnw.ch/21wDoON

Step up your organisation's digital game! Receive expert guidance and $3,000 seed funding to develop digital capacity an...
09/10/2023

Step up your organisation's digital game! Receive expert guidance and $3,000 seed funding to develop digital capacity and pilot new projects over 14 weeks.

👉🏼Apply by Tuesday 14 November.

This program provides arts organisations with access to a specialist to help them develop their digital capacity and pilot a new digitally led project.

Eat, sleep, write, repeat! Elevate is a brand new career development opportunity with up to $10,000 for First Nations in...
05/10/2023

Eat, sleep, write, repeat! Elevate is a brand new career development opportunity with up to $10,000 for First Nations individuals and groups working in the literature sector.

Apply by Tuesday 14 November.

Apply by Tuesday 14 November.

New report! 👩🏽‍🎓🎵🎮Australian game music workers are having global and critical success and are highly respected by devel...
04/10/2023

New report! 👩🏽‍🎓🎵🎮

Australian game music workers are having global and critical success and are highly respected by developers and players alike. Unlock our key findings and reccomendations from this first-of-its-kind research.

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29/09/2023

Last chance! We have a bunch of grants and opportunities closing very soon, covering all art forms! Apply now: https://brnw.ch/10thOct

⏰First Nations Arts and Culture Awards
⏰Playing Australia Project Investment
⏰Multiple International Residencies
⏰Digital Fellowship Program
⏰Fashion & Textile Design
⏰Biennale Delegates Program
+ more!

23/09/2023

Annette Downs’s contribution to the Tasmanian theatre sector is unparalleled, in particular her work as Artistic Director of Terrapin Puppet Theatre.

This week she received the Creative Australia Award for Theatre.

22/09/2023

Latai Taumoepeau is a champion of experimental works being presented in traditional spaces, bringing together ancestry and art in a grounded and striking way.

This week she received the Creative Australia Award for Emerging and Experimental Art.

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Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm

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