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Introductory statement

The Board of the Australia Council presents the 2018–19 annual performance statement of the Australia Council, as required under paragraph 39(1)(a) of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act). In the Board’s opinion, this annual performance statement is based on properly maintained records, accurately reflects the performance of the entity, and complies with subsection 39(2) of the PGPA Act.

Our purpose

To champion and invest in Australian arts.

Portfolio Budget Statement (PBS)

Outcome 1: Supporting Australian artists and arts organisations to create and present excellent art that is accessed by audiences across Australia and abroad.

Program 1.1: To champion and invest in Australian arts through grants and initiatives that foster and develop Australia’s arts sector and raise the profile of Australian arts nationally and internationally.

A dancer lies on the stage looking up into a smoky spotlight.
​Angela Goh, Desert Body Creep. Credit: Zan Wimberly. ​