This program funds a range of activities that deliver benefits to the arts sector and wider public, including national and international audiences. Grants are available from $10,000 to $50,000. Supported activities must last no longer than two years from the proposed start date.
We fund a range of activities, for example:
- professional skills development, including mentoring and residencies
- the creation of new work
- practice based research
- creative development
- promotion and marketing
- market development activity
- activities that creatively engage communities.
Access costs are legitimate expenses and may be included in your application. We encourage applicants to ensure that their work is accessible to everyone. Therefore, budgets may also include costs associated with making activities accessible to a wide range of people (e.g. performances using Auslan, translation to other languages, captioning, audio description, temporary building adjustments, and materials in other formats).
If you are an applicant with a disability, or are working with artists with disability, you may apply for access costs associated with the use of an interpreter, translation services, specific technical equipment, carer, or support worker assistance. Please contact Artists Services to discuss your specific needs.
Please note: Your project must consider the latest government advice regarding COVID-19.
Please read through the grant guidelines. If you need advice about applying, contact an Artists Services Officer now.
The next closing dates are:
- Tuesday 1 March 2022 at 3pm AEDT, for projects beginning after 1 June 2022.
- Tuesday 6 September 2022 at 3pm AEST, for projects beginning after 1 December 2022
The 3pm closing time falls within business hours. This allows Artists Services staff to troubleshoot any issues and support applicants as the deadline approaches.
For more information and to apply, visit the Australia Council for the Arts website at: https://australiacouncil.gov.au/investment-and-development/arts-projects-for-individuals-and-groups/