The arts and culture: a quick guide to key internet links

Updated 4 September 2014 

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Dr John Gardiner-Garden
Social Policy Section


This Quick Guide provides links to:

It also provides links to a range of organisations by art form:

Australian Government agencies, councils and resources

State and territory government websites

See also listings under specific art forms.

Regional arts websites

Non-government organisations

  • Arts Access Australia is the peak national body for arts and disability.
  • Arts Law Centre of Australia provides 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.
  • The Australian Copyright Council is an independent, non-profit organisation which represents the peak bodies for professional artists and content creators working in Australia’s creative industries and Australia’s major copyright collecting societies.
  • Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA)
  • National Trust of Australia: is an organisation committed to promoting and conserving Australia's Indigenous, natural and historic heritage.
  • Viscopy: Australia and New Zealand's not-for-profit rights management organisation for the visual arts.

International organisations and resources

Websites by art form

Ballet and dance




Museums and galleries

Music and opera

Performing arts education


Visual arts

Library publications

Dr John Gardiner-Garden, Commonwealth arts policy and administration, Parliamentary Library Background Note no. 7 of 2008–09, May 2009.



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