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Arts Organisation Directory

Browse this directory to find organisations that offer resources, support and opportunities to people in the arts industry.

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ACCESSIBLE ARTS

Accessible Arts is the peak arts and disability organisation across New South Wales. Their services include arts development, audience development, disability inclusion and equity workshops and expert consulting.

 
APRA AMCOS

APRA AMCOS is a music rights organisation representing over 100,000 members who are songwriters, composers and music publishers.  They help music creators get paid for their work and give music users easy ways to legally play and copy what they like.

 
Artshub

ArtsHub is Australia's leading independent online resource dedicated to the world of the arts. Our passionate team actively pursues a vision for a dynamic, diverse and prosperous arts culture and industry.

 
Arts Law Centre of Australia

Arts Law is Australia’s independent national community legal centre for the arts. They provide free or low cost specialised legal advice, education and resources to Australian artists and arts organisations across all art forms, on a wide range of arts related legal and business matters. Arts Law’s Artists in the Black program delivers targeted services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists nationally.

 
Audrey journal

Audrey Journal, a platform for performing arts audiences in Sydney and beyond.  Audrey is founded by two arts journalists and draws on the talents of the performing arts community of New South Wales as well as professional writers and photographers specialising in theatre, dance and opera.

 
Ausdance NSW

Ausdance NSW is the key support and advocacy body for dance creation, presentation and participation across the state. Its portfolio of projects spans the fields of professional development, regional and community involvement, education, and social inclusion.

Australian Copyright Council

The Australian Copyright Council is an independent, non-profit organisation. They work to promote understanding of copyright law and its application, lobby for appropriate law reform and foster collaboration between content creators and consumers.

Australia Council

Australia Council for the Arts is the Australian Government’s arts funding and advisory body. Their focus is on increasing the visibility of Australia's vibrant arts and culture, and recognising the evolving way that Australians make and experience art.

Australian Cultural Fund

The Australian Cultural Fund (ACF) is a specialised fundraising platform for Australian artists. The ACF was established in 2003 by the Australian Government to encourage donations to the arts. Unlike all-or-nothing fundraising platforms, ACF artists set a fundraising goal, but if it’s not met all donations are still taken into account. Plus, donations over $2 are tax deductible.

Australian Society of Authors

The Australian Cultural Fund (ACF) is a specialised fundraising platform for Australian artists. The ACF was established in 2003 by the Australian Government to encourage donations to the arts. Unlike all-or-nothing fundraising platforms, ACF artists set a fundraising goal, but if it’s not met all donations are still taken into account. Plus, donations over $2 are tax deductible.

Australian Writers' Guild

The Australian Writers' Guild is the professional association for Australian performance writers principally in film, television, theatre, radio and digital media. They seek to improve professional standards, conditions and remuneration for Australian performance writers; to protect and advance the creative rights of our members and to promote the Australian cultural voice in all its diversity.

Create NSW

Create NSW is the NSW Government’s arts and cultural driver, which brings together arts, screen and culture functions in an integrated entity, and includes cultural infrastructure. Create NSW invests in the success and future of arts, screen and culture in NSW through infrastructure, funding programs, partnerships and advocacy.

Creative Spaces

Creative Spaces, a project of the City of Melbourne’s Creative Branch, is a free and national database to list and find creative spaces. This includes studios, galleries, theatres, pop-up shoos and non-traditional spaces.

Cultural Fund – Copyright Australia

The Cultural Fund is the philanthropic arm of the Copyright Agency. Our members commit 1.5% of revenue every year for vital grants to enhance the profile of Australian creators and to support our dynamic writing, publishing and visual arts sectors.

Diversity Arts Australia

Diversity Arts Australia is Australia’s national voice for cultural diversity in the arts, cultural and creative industries. They support the creative sector to develop practical and strategic ways to influence the stories and cultural landscape of contemporary Australia to reflect the complex diversity of our population.

Live Performance Australia

Live Performance Australia is the peak body for Australia’s live performance industry. They have has a clear mandate to advocate for and support policy decisions that benefit the sustainability and growth of the live performance industry in Australia.

Music NSW

MusicNSW is the state music body in NSW. They are a not-for-profit organisation, that seeks to empower and connect artists and industry through a range of programs and services.

Media Entertainment Arts Alliance

The Alliance is the union and professional organisation which covers everyone in the media, entertainment, sports and arts industries.

National Association for the Visual Arts

The National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA) is the national peak body protecting and promoting the professional interests of the Australian visual and media arts, craft and design sector.

Playwriting Australia

Playwriting Australia is the national organisation working with playwrights and theatre artists from all backgrounds and at all levels of their careers. Playwriting Australia seeks, develops and champions new stories for the stage by outstanding Australian playwrights; reflecting and inspiring present and future generations.

Theatre Network NSW

Theatre Network NSW enables a strong and diverse ecology of theatre professionals in NSW, creating and sustaining the networks and activities that ensure vibrant creative collaboration throughout the state, and at all levels of the sector.

Writing NSW

Writing NSW is the state’s leading provider of services to writers, including courses, seminars and workshops, writing groups, festivals and events, grants and prizes, and information and advice.

Last updated on 17 June 2020