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Australia’s representation at Venice Biennale 2009 is managed by the Australia Council for the Arts.

For further information on the Australia Council for the Arts please visit the website.

The Australia Council for the Arts is the Australian Government's arts funding and advisory body. It is a service organisation, which aims to enrich the life of the nation by supporting and promoting the practice and enjoyment of the arts.

We support Australian artists and arts organisations to create and present their work, explore opportunities to improve and develop their skills, and tour and promote their work to wider audiences. The Council also plays a vital role in developing new audiences for the arts both here in Australia and overseas; in promoting the appreciation of the value and role of the arts in the Australian community; and in ensuring access to and participation in the arts by all Australians.

We are committed to building opportunities for the international presentation and collection of Australian contemporary art.

The scope and diversity of international initiatives and activities supported by the Australia Council is extensive. Fostering greater exposure overseas for contemporary Australian art has been a priority for the Council since its inception, and for more than three decades we have invested considerable resources to achieve this aim.