Supporting Canberra’s vibrant arts and cultural sector


Supporting Canberra’s vibrant arts and cultural sector

The 2018 Budget invests in Canberra’s thriving arts community – from our grassroots creators to internationally renowned artists. We will deliver new funding to upgrade and strengthen local arts facilities, as well as more investment to increase the engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage in Canberra’s cultural life.

Better arts and cultural facilities

More support for Canberra’s creators

The 2018 Budget will deliver more opportunities for Canberra artists to develop their talents and grow our investment in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts and cultures. This includes:

This year the ACT Government will also establish a Screen Industry Development Fund to be administered by the ACT Screen Industry Association. The Fund will invest in commercial screen productions undertaken in Canberra and help our local film industry continue to grow by attracting more major projects.


Media contact: Alexandra Craig     0466 024 520     alexandra.craig@act.gov.au