Australian Embassy
Algeria, Chad, Mauritania, Monaco

Cultural Affairs

Touring exhibitions available for lending

See here: Expositions itinérantes disponibles au prêt

Australian Cultural Affairs in France 

View contact details for various Australian businesses, organisations and associations. 

  • Should you have any other enquiries regarding Public Affairs, please contact [email protected]


Australian Indigenous Culture

Useful websites


Quai Branly Museum

Indigenous Australian Art Commercial Code of Conduct

The Australian Embassy in Paris would like to draw attention to the Indigenous Australian Art Commercial Code of Conduct, recently endorsed by the Cultural Ministers Council in Australia. Members of the Indigenous Australian arts industry are expected to have signed-up to the Code by early 2010, after which the Embassy will give preference to working with Australian commercial entities that are signatories to the Code. Whilst only Australian individuals and companies can become signatories to the Code, the Embassy strongly encourages all those involved in the sale of Indigenous Australian art in France to respect the principles outlined therein.

The Code is the result of a 2007 inquiry into the Indigenous visual arts industry by the Senate Standing Committee on Environment, Communications, Information Technology and Arts. Undertaken in response to reports of unscrupulous conduct in the industry, in particular reports of unfair and unethical treatment of Indigenous artists, the Code aims to promote fair trade practice, through the establishment of strict provisions that commercial dealers and galleries will be asked to sign up to.

The Code Administration Committee, comprising industry representatives with secretariat support from DEWHA, will administer the Code and determine which Australian commercial entities are granted signatory status. The status of dealers/galleries can be confirmed with the Code Administration Committee Secretariat (Email: [email protected]).

For more information on Code please visit the Indigenous Australian Art Commercial Code of Conduct website.

For cultural projects in France from July 2017 to end June 2018 : the Australian Cultural Diplomacy Grants Program (ACDGP) is now online on GrantConnect

Deadline for applications is 12 April 2017 AEST (11 avril en France)


Australian Cultural Diplomacy Grants Program

The Australian Cultural Diplomacy Grants Program (ACDGP) is intended to support projects that engage audiences, establish ongoing networks and promote collaboration and exchange. 


Australia Council for the Arts

The Australia Council for the Arts is the Australian Government's arts funding and advisory body. The program supports a diverse range of artists, artistic practice, organisations and arts activity. Please visit their website for information on grants. 


Department of Communications and the Arts

The Department develops Australian Government policies and delivers programs that encourage excellence in the arts, help to protect our cultural heritage and support public access to and participation in, arts and culture in Australia.


Touring choirs and orchestras

The Australian Embassy in Paris does not host concerts for visiting school choirs and orchestras.
Please click here to download information about alternative venues in France.