|Party Secretary||PJ Collins|
|Party Agent||Daniel Whitely|
|Headquarters||Kingsford, New South Wales|
Increased funding for public broadcasting and the arts
Politics of Australia
The Australian party was founded in October 2013 by two Sydney-based artists, PJ Collins and Nicholas Gledhill, and registered by the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) in August 2014. Money was raised for the party's registration through a crowd-funding campaign.
Two Arts Party members stood as independent candidates at the 2015 Queensland state election, as the party had not been registered in time to contest the election. Later in the year, the party's leader, PJ Collins, stood as an ungrouped Legislative Council candidate at the 2015 New South Wales state election.
The Arts Party fielded seven candidates for the House of Representatives and thirteen senate candidates across all states in the 2016 federal election. Once again, the entire campaign was financed through a crowd-funding campaign.
The House of Representatives candidates were Anthony Ackroyd in the electorate of Wentworth (NSW), Shea Caplice in the electorate of Warringah (NSW), Tim Sanderson in the electorate of Franklin (Tasmania), Christopher Gordon in the electorate of Bennelong (NSW), Sally Baillieu in the electorate of Dunkley (Victoria), Stephen Beck in the electorate of Longman (Queensland) and Andrew Charles Tyrrell in the electorate of Petrie (Queensland).
- "Current Register of Political Parties".
- "UK Electoral Commission Registration Summary".
- Jonathan Mimo (7 November 2013). "Sydney artists form new political party" – altmedia. Retrieved 19 May 2015.
- "FBI Radio: Introducing the Australian Arts Party".
- "The Arts Party Official Site".
- "Arts Party crowd-funding campaign".
- Deborah Stone (21 January 2015). "Arts party candidates run as independents in Queensland" – ArtsHub. Retrieved 19 May 2015.
- Deborah Stone (23 February 2015). "Arts Party Leader stands for NSW Parliament" – ArtsHub. Retrieved 19 May 2015.
- The Music Network "ARTS PARTY TO CONTEST NORTH SYDNEY BY-ELECTION"
- "Candidates for the 2016 federal election". Australian Electoral Commission. 11 June 2016. Retrieved 11 June 2016.
- "Pozible - Arts Party Federal Campaign by PJ Collins".
- "Wentworth, NSW Results". Australian Electoral Commission.
- "Warringah, NSW Results". Australian Electoral Commission.
- "Franklin, TAS Results". Australian Electoral Commission.
- "Bennelong NSW Results". Australian Electoral Commission.
- "Dunkley VIC Results". Australian Electoral Commission.
- "DLongman QLD Results". Australian Electoral Commission.
- "Petrie QLD Results". Australian Electoral Commission.
- "Senate First Preferences By Group Results". Australian Electoral Commission.