About - The Arts Party

About Us


You've found the fresh voice Australian democracy needs! Its time for a major overhaul.

We are a movement inspired by arts thinking and action, dedicated to:

  • Supporting a more creative, cultural, healthy and educated life for us all
  • Building resilient, empowered communities across the country
  • Promoting creative, scientific and evidence based ideas that improve the lives of as many people as possible.
  • Sharing these ideas with all political parties to adopt.
  • Introducing new collaborative, representative voices to our parliaments and councils.

We believe that the number 1 priority for our governments should be to help each of us be the best version of ourselves we can be. It's why we pay taxes!

Why The Arts?

The Arts are the most accessible form of creativity we have. The Arts inspire, inform, entertain and challenge us, to look at our world in different ways, to reassess our positions, to empathise and connect with others. The Arts are inclusive and potent in shared emotional experiences, in teaching the value of acceptance and tolerance.

The Arts channel the very best of us, built on curiosity, imagination and cooperation. Great art seeks not to divide us, instead to unite us in our universal emotions and values. What better foundation for a voice dedicated to helping define the future of a nation? We stand for the Arts in Australia and apply all the positive qualities of Arts thinking into the political platform of this movement - a new positive voice into our Australian democracy.

What have we achieved already?

  • Crowdfunded into existence in 2012. Now registered in NSW, Australia, and the UK.
  • 24 Australian federal candidates have stood for our vision of the future
  • Well over 10% of all Australians voted for us between 1-6 in the senate in 2016 alone. 2m+ votes in total!
  • Our policies have been adopted by the Green and a number of other political parties.
  • Australia’s first non-political political party!
We receive no grants or financial support other than through donations. If you would like to support us, please consider making a donation:
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