Funding Sustainability

Regularly funded arts organisations received $260 million in government support in 2011-12

The Key Organisations and MPAs regularly funded by the Australia Council received $260 million in government support in 2011-12. Just over half was Federal government funding (55%) and 42 percent was funding from the States and Territories.[1]

While the Key Organisations received a similar amount of support from both the Federal and State governments, the MPAs received almost two-thirds of their government funding from Federal government (61%).


[1] Arts organisations data is based on acquittal information and is subject to change based on updated data received from the Key Organisations and MPAs.

Figure 69 – Government funding for Key and Major Performing Arts Organisations

Key Organisations ($)Major Performing Arts Organisations ($)
Federal government42,749,042101,247,750
States and territories47,328,41262,456,327
Local government2,851,180818,750
Others and overseas2,756,009255,786