Investing more in Australian creative talent and stories

The Albanese Labor Government is continuing to revive Australia’s arts, entertainment and cultural sector with strong investments in the 2024-25 Budget.

The Government is investing to support our live music scene, promote more Australian stories, and reinforce our world class arts training organisations.

This comes after record funding in last year’s Budget for Revive – Australia’s national cultural policy – as well as restoring funding to our national cultural institutions like the National Gallery of Australia.

The 2024-25 Budget builds on this support and includes:

  • $115.2 million to Australia’s eight national arts training organisations to ensure their continued operation in fostering the next generation of creative talent across screen, music, performing arts and dance.
  • $14.5 million to support the production of Australian children’s screen content – recognising the importance of Australian children seeing themselves reflected in the stories they watch, no matter which platform they watch it on.
  • $9.3 million to expand and enhance the National Film and Sound Archive’s capacity to store highly flammable nitrate-based cultural heritage material belonging to our national collecting institutions. These historically significant films and photographic negatives are currently at risk of being lost.
  • $8.6 million for the Revive Live program to provide essential support to live music venues and festivals showcasing Australian bands and artists – to ensure the long-term sustainability of the live music sector.
  • $5.2 million to expand and develop the Canberra and Darwin symphony orchestras.

With this Budget, we’re building on the significant progress we’ve already made under Revive to make sure there’s a place for every story, and a story for every place.

After a decade of neglect and funding cuts from Coalition governments, we want to make sure Australian stories are told, our artists are supported and our history is safeguarded.