Australia is one of the few nations
that place great value on its culture, arts and
entertainment and at the same time afford to do so.
Australia consists of citizens with higher ideals and
They are a great appreciator of the arts. It is
for this passion that the Australia Council was created in
1973 during the Whitlam government.
In March 1975, the
council was given authority through the Australia Council
Act, making it the official arts council.
Also known as the Australia Council
for the Arts, this institution is responsible for the
formulation and implementation of policies that further
advances the arts in the whole country.
Also part of its role is the funding
of various arts projects and ensuring that the money is
spent wisely on projects that are worth funding.
The council assesses every project carefully if it
passes its criteria of projects before it provides funding
Its vision is also aimed at making the art a very
sufficiently compensated career path to attract more and
more creative talents.
Australia Council also provides sound
advices on whatever issue that concerns arts.
makes it its mission to inspire and enrich the lives of
every citizen of Australia through quality arts and
It makes it a point to produce rich and
quality arts and make it accessible for all people.
Australian Council strives to bring down the barrier that
keeps common people outside the beautiful world of arts.
strives to rouse the interest and appreciation of people for
the arts by educating them and enabling them to actively
participate in the performance and creation of art.
Australia Council dutifully abides by the Freedom of
Information Act 1982 (FOI Act). The council keeps a
comprehensive archive of information about the organization
and makes it available to any member of the public by
request. Most of the basic information is readily found at
the council’s website in downloadable forms. For more
detailed requirement, any member of the public may address
their request for access to the Chief Executive Officer
through the Manager, legal and compliance.
A minimal application fee of $30 and certain FOI charges,
depending on the volume of the documents requested, should
be paid within 30 days after the request has been made.
Documents are available both in electronic and printed
forms. The office of the Council can easily be reached
telephone, email, fax, postal address or right at their
office address at 372 Elizabeth corner Cooper Street, Surrey
Hills NSW 2010.