- Provides grants to fund a range of arts activities including the creation of new work, collaborations, touring, productions, exhibitions, performance, publishing, recording, promotion, market development and audience engagement.
- Provides multi-year funding to arts organisations across Australia that create and present work and service the arts and artists.
- Through targeted programs and strategic initiatives, supports the arts sector and leads change where needed.
- Advocates for the arts sector and delivers original research and analysis to inform policy and strengthen the arts industry.
The Australia Council is accountable to the Australian Parliament and to the Government through the Minister for the Arts.