The Australia Council for the Arts is the Australian Government’s arts funding and advisory body, delivering more than $200 million in funding for arts organisations and artists across the country. As a statutory authority, the Australia Council's powers and functions are set out in the legislation under the Australia Council Act 2013.
The Strategic Plan 2014 to 2019 and the new grants model were announced on Monday 18 August.
The Strategic Plan reflects an ambitious vision for the arts in Australia and is comprised of four goals:
Goal One: Australian arts are without borders
Goal Two: Australia is known for its great art and artists
Goal Three: The arts enrich daily life for all
Goal Four: Australians cherish Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts and culture