National & State Hubs
National, Western Australia, Northern Territory, South Australia, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, Other
- Australia Council - the Australian Government's arts funding and advisory body (with info on grant programs, applications, resources etc).
- Arts + Law: Arts Law Centre of Australia - Australia’s independent national community legal centre for the arts, a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee. We 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.
- Media Entertainment and Arts (MEAA) - he largest and most established union and industry advocate for Australia’s creative professionals.
- Creative Commons Australia - an international non-profit organisation that provides free licences and tools that copyright owners can use to allow others to share, reuse and remix their material, legally. Releasing material under a CC licence makes it clear to users what they can or cannot do with the material. The six standardised CC licences each allow material to be used in a different way.
- Creative Content Australia - supports the screen industry by raising awareness about the role of copyright, the importance of legal screen content, and the impact of piracy on creators of the film and TV shows audiences love.
- Arts Access Australia (AAA) - the national peak body for arts and disability in Australia. We work to increase national and international opportunities and access to the arts for people with disability as artists, arts-workers, participants and audiences.
- Diversity Arts Australia (DARTS) - Australia’s national voice for cultural diversity in the arts, cultural and creative industries.Our work is underpinned by a human-rights ethic, social justice principles, and the belief that a truly diverse spectrum of creative expression and participation is fundamental to a democratic, inclusive and sustainable creative sector, and society.
- Creativity Australia - building a happier, healthier, more inclusive nation through the life-changing With One Voice program. We bridge the gap between people experiencing disadvantage and those more fortunate through the neuro-scientific benefits of community singing. We build supportive networks that help people connect to brighter futures.
- Australian Policy and History (APH) - aims to provide policymakers, the media and the general public with relevant, accessible information about the historical background to current events and issues. We connect historians with those making and commenting on public policy, so that the insights gained from the past can be used to inform decision-making in the present, in turn leading to better outcomes in the future. The APH website publishes articles on current news and affairs by professional historians and other writers engaged with history in Australia and internationally.
- Creative Partnerships Australia - brings the arts, donors and business together for mutual benefit, creating a more vibrant, ambitious and sustainable cultural sector for the benefit of all Australians.
- Australian Cultural Fund - a fundraising platform for Australian artists. It is managed by Creative Partnerships Australia and was established by the Australian Government in 2003 to encourage donations to the arts.
Also see Support and Funding page and each Page's source.
- The Chamber of Arts and Culture WA - the State's peak advocacy body for the arts and cultural sector.
- Australia Council WA - the Australian Government's arts funding and advisory body.
- Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) - the Department of Culture and the Arts (DCA) became part of DLGSC, its role passing to Culture and the Arts (WA) subdivision:
- Propel Youth Arts WA - the peak body for youth arts in Western Australia, sharing many of the same links on this site. Its Propel Arts Industry Directory shares many of the same links on this site.
- Community Arts Network (CAN) - promotes social change through arts, with an emphasis on community, indigenous culture.
- Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts - cross-disciplinary heritage venue in the city's Cultural Centre.
- Art on the Move - connects art and place, providing exhibitions, training, learning, interviews, events and residencies, with connections to venues and WA Showcase.
- Country Arts WA - the State’s only multi-arts organisation with a purely regional focus. As an independent, membership-based, not-for-profit organisation our purpose is to celebrate and strengthen a powerful regional arts sector to contribute to connected and creative regional communities.
- The Creative Corner - the peak body for the creative sector in the South West region of WA, connecting people, businesses, services and events with each other and with opportunities within and outside the region. Initiatives and activities include:
- DADAA Creative Hubs - working within a Community Arts and Cultural Development (CACD) framework, DADAA is a leading arts and health organisation that creates access to cultural activities for people with disability or a mental illness. DADAA offers targeted programs that include a broad range of traditional and new media projects in Western Australian communities. It has hubs in Fremantle, Midland and Lancelin.
- Creative Economy - NT Government Site, with resources for its Arts Trail program:
- Darwin Innovation Hub - a co-working space and innovation ecosystem located in the heart of Darwin’s CBD. Our start-ups will be able to collaborate and grow internationally taking advantage of a state-of-the-art facility, with a management team able to deliver key services and world class mentorship.
- The Territory - this site promotes careers in the Northern Territory, with an 'other sector of interest' section on Creative industries
- Arts Industry Council of South Australia - the state’s independent, sector wide representative arts body. The Council receives no operational funding from the government, and derives its support from the industry through member subscriptions, fundraising, sponsorship and in-kind donations.
- Arts and Culture Plan South Australia 2019-2024 - following extensive community consultation, an Arts and Culture Plan South Australia 2019-2024 was developed to guide the growth of and investment in the state’s leadership in the arts and cultural sector. Direct Link to PDF
- Gov of South Australia: Department of Innovation and Skills - is responsible for supporting South Australia’s future economy, creating prosperity and opportunity for the people that choose to live and work in our State.
- Gov of South Australia: Music Development Office (MDO) - an initiative of the South Australian Government's Department for Innovation and Skills. It facilitates the development of the South Australia’s music industry by supporting both creative and business development. The MDO is proud to celebrate Adelaide's recent designation as a UNESCO City of Music. Adelaide joins 31 other Cities of Music around the world, as part of UNESCO's Creative Cities Network.
- Writers South Australia - a not for profit organisation that aims to foster, develop and promote writers and writing. Established in 1985, Writers SA was the first writers’ centre in Australia, and continues to act as a resource for writers of all ages and experiences, assisting both new and established writers on every aspect of writing craft and publishing.
- Adelaide Creative Hub (planned development) | historical document for: Adelaide Creative Community Hub Competition | PDF - The competition challenged participants to design an urban catalyst for Adelaide with the option of designing either a temporary pavilion or fixed landmark within the recently-redeveloped Victoria Square, a well-used public park.
- Creative Cities Network - Adelaide Listing: Adelaide stands out for many reasons, but none more so than its creative culture. Being the capital of South Australia and 5th largest city of the country with 1.3 million inhabitants, music is at its core and an essential component of its cultural policies. Creativity and the role of live music is highlighted as a driver for a more vibrant and sustainable city, and as a lever to economic development.
- Arts Queensland - part of the Department of Environment and Science, dedicated to growing a vibrant and sustainable arts and cultural sector in Queensland. We recognise the public value of Queensland's dynamic arts and cultural sector and its delivery on the Our Future State: Advancing Queensland Priorities.
- Creative Queensland - provides creative YouTubers with funding, production resources and expert support to develop high-quality digital content, and reach new global audiences.
- Screen Queensland - striving to make Queensland a global leader in the screen industry through fostering talent, investing in projects, attracting production and igniting our state’s passion for screen.
- Creative Generation: State Schools Onstage (CGEN) - gives students, teachers and school communities the opportunity to be involved in a professionally produced, award-winning arena spectacular. Since its inception in 2005, the large-scale event has grown from a cast of 550 students to now more than 1,500 and is nationally renowned for its outstanding and vibrant display of state school talent.
- The Precinct - located in Brisbane's Fortitude Valley, brings together Queensland startups, incubators, investors and mentors under the one roof.
- Brisbane City Council Creative Hub - in 2016 Council committed to funding the costs of a lease to establish a Creative Hub in the West End area.
- SQHub - launched in June 2019, the Screen Queensland / Bond University Creative Hub is an exciting and functional working space located on the iconic Bond University Gold Coast Campus. | Article
- Paxton’s Creative Space and The Upstairs Gallery - grass roots cultural hub, to unite local artisans/creatives, and invite and welcome the community to come and get involved | Article Growing a Local Creative Hub
New South Wales
New South Wales
- Creative NSW: Arts, Screen and Culture - the NSW Government’s arts and cultural driver, which brings together arts, screen and culture functions in an integrated entity, and includes cultural infrastructure.
- Creative Enterprise Hubs in NSW: Overview by Arts Law: Arts Law’s suite of documents is part of Arts NSW’s Creative Hub Toolkit designed as a blueprint for councils, local communities and local businesses interested in urban renewal. This information sheet provides an overview of the legal agreements used to set up a Creative Hub and issues participants should consider.
- Regional Arts Network NSW - there are 14 Regional Arts Organisations in NSW, each providing strategic direction for sustainable arts and cultural development in their region. Their Boards include representatives from local government, tourism, education, arts councils and other community arts organisations and community members. Each employs an Executive Director and other staff who coordinate a cultural development program across the contributing local government areas in their region.
- Creative Industries Knowledge Hub (CIKH) - a partnership between the NSW Government Department of Industry and the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). The Hub aims to develop and evolve the entrepreneurship and business skills of professionals in creative industries in NSW.
- Creative Kids - NSW Government is helping your cost of living with more than 70 rebates and savings including Creative Kids, which is all about making it easier for school-aged kids (4.5 to 18 years old) to get involved in creative and cultural activities. Parents, guardians and carers can claim a $100 voucher per year to put towards the cost of lessons and fees with registered providers.
- Liquid Space Creative Hub - a creative group of technologists building incredible products with incredible people.
- William Street Creative Hub - Creative Spaces - the City of Sydney is seeking to let a beautiful, raw studio space in the William Street creative hub to a growing creative organisation. Located on level 3, 101–111 William Street, Darlinghurst, the William Street creative hub is currently home to the Australian Design Centre and transdisciplinary architectural practice AR-MA, along with 6 live/work apartments for artists.
- Piivot - Sydney's Digital Creative Hub FB Page - Piivot - Sydney's Digital Creative Hub. Central portal for startups to find support and collaborate with all parts of the digital creative ecosystem.
- Creative Cities Network - Sydney Listing: Sydney is Australia’s undisputed film and television production hub. A city rich in culture with a passion for cinematography, Sydney leads Australia in the screen sector, with nearly 60% of all people employed nationally in production and post-production businesses based here. More than half of all Australian production and post-production businesses are located in the state of New South Wales.
- [Article] Byron Bay - Article: ABC, 18 May 2018, Samantha Turnbull and Maddie Whitford.
- Creative Victoria - champions and supports the state's creative industries, spanning arts, culture, screen, design and more.
- Contemporary Music Victoria Inc. (Music Victoria) Music Victoria - is an independent, not-for-profit organisation and the state peak body for contemporary music. We represent musicians, venues, music businesses and professionals, and music lovers across the contemporary Victorian music community. Music Victoria provides advocacy on behalf of the music sector, actively supports the development of the Victorian music community, and celebrates and promotes Victorian music.
- Regional Arts Victoria - inspires art across the state. Through creative facilitation, touring, education, specialised resources, artistic projects and advocacy, we develop and sustain creative communities and artistic practice all over Victoria.
- Multicultural Arts Victoria (MAC) - has evolved over four decades into one of Australia’s most important bodies for the discovery, development and promotion of culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) contemporary art, heritage and cultural expression.
- The Wheeler Centre - Melbourne’s home for smart, passionate and entertaining public talks on every topic. Across 180+ events each year, and a unique collection of videos, podcasts and original writing, you’ll find some of our finest local and international writers and thinkers sharing their expertise, their imaginations and their ideas.
- Creative State Summit - May 2019 was the third Creative State Summit to "explore how we can take our creative sectors to the next level in a time of great change".
- Creative Cities Network- Melbourne Listing - celebrated for its vibrant literary culture, Melbourne supports a diverse range of writers, a prosperous publishing industry, a successful culture of independent bookselling, a wide variety of literary organisations, a well-established culture of reading and is actively involved in many events and festivals.
- Creative Cities Network - Geelong Listing - second city of the State of Victoria in Australia, with more than 240,000 inhabitants, Geelong has an important indigenous design heritage dating back 30,000 years and a modern industrial history of making textiles, chemicals and automotive and machinery components. Dusting off its industrial past, Geelong works towards becoming a global showcase for reinvention and clever design. The region is rapidly evolving with cutting-edge smart technology, industrial and urban design, advanced materials and a flourishing creative industries sector, accounting for 5.5% of the overall economic output for the region and 5,200 businesses.
- Arts Tasmania - administers a range of opportunities for the support and development of the arts and movable cultural heritage sectors. We are part of the Department of State Growth, in the Cultural and Tourism Development division. Other business units in the division are Screen Tasmania, Events Tasmania and Tourism and Hospitality Supply. We are guided by the Cultural and Creative Industries Strategy.
- Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) | Museum - the largest private art gallery / museum in the Southern Hemisphere, a must see | Guardian Article
- Mona Foma - Festival of Music and Art hosted by MONA.
- Dark Mofo - wintertime sister festival of MONA FOMA, hosted by MONA. | BBC Article
- Moonah Arts Centre - a regional focus for arts and cultural development in Glenorchy City and across southern Tasmania.
- The Loop - a large-scale outdoor public screen located in the courtyard in front of the University of Tasmania (UTS) student accommodation in the Midtown precinct of Hobart, at 157 Elizabeth Street. It emerged out of a $90m National digital arts initiative (Mercury Article, Michelle Paine, 29 Aug 2013)
- Creative Hobart Projects - City of Hobart site show projects from the Community Development Grants program.
- 5 Artist's Hubs in Tasmania - from Real Estate, 20 Jun 2015 Alice Bradley, article on areas with strong artist communities, cites Sandy Bay, Berriedale, Moonah, West Hobart, Battery Point.
Broader Organisations/ Hubs
Broader Organisations/ Hubs
- Australian, New Zealand and Asia-Pacific Creative Arts Therapy Association (ANZACATA) - is the peak professional body representing creative arts therapists in Australia, New Zealand and the Asia/Pacific region.
- The International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies (IFACCA) - the global network of arts councils and ministries of culture, with member institutions in over 70 countries.
- Creative Cities Searchable Map - UNESCO organisation that provides entries on cities with a strong creative focus.