Playwright Partnership Grant Program

Playwrights are asked to submit proposals in partnership with a producing partner who will commission the work. The producing partner must demonstrate the commitment and capacity to develop the commissioned work into a fully professional production within a reasonable timeframe. The producing partner is expected to match funding on a dollar for dollar basis. This may include in-kind support.


Applications for this program should be submitted by the producing partner on behalf of the playwright. Individuals, groups and organisations are welcome to apply however:

  • individuals must have Australian citizenship or permanent resident status
  • groups including unincorporated bodies, partnerships and individuals informally collaborating on an activity must be based in Australia
  • organisations must either be registered under law (e.g. incorporated association, company limited by guarantee) or created by law (e.g. university, school or government statutory authority)
  • if you are applying on behalf of Aboriginal people you must provide evidence of significant Aboriginal involvement in the conception, development of, and participation in, the activity
  • although WA residency is not a requirement to apply for a grant, if you are applying from outside WA you will need to show the benefits to WA artists, creatives, arts or cultural workers in your application.


Refer to the guidelines for more information before applying.

Playwright Partnership Grant Program guidelines 

Funding overview


Who can apply

  • Organisations
  • Individuals
  • Groups

Amount available

  • Playwright Partnership: Up to $30,000

Submit an application 

Funding rounds

Round: February 2020

Open: 09:00 AM 18 Feb 2020

Draft Review: Not Applicable

Close: 04:00 PM 2 Apr 2020

Project start/ event dates: 1 Jul 2020

Category: Playwright Partnership

Applications close
02 Apr 2020
Up to $30,000
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander arts
Grant Type
Community Partnership
Applicant Type
Western Australia
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Grants Team
61 8 9492 9700