Australia Council for the Arts

Arts Projects for Individuals and Groups

The next closing date is Tuesday 2 March 2021 for projects starting after 1 June 2021. The round closes at 3pm AEDT on the closing date. 

The new 3pm AEDT closing time falls within business hours. This allows Artists Services staff to troubleshoot any issues and generally support applicants as the deadline approaches. This was not possible with our previous, midnight, closing time.

Application forms will be available at least six weeks before the closing date.

Please note: To apply you must be registered in our application management system a minimum of two business days prior to the closing date.

Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application approximately 12 weeks after the closing date.

About the program

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.

Please note: Your project must take into account the latest advice regarding COVID-19.

Please read through the following grant guidelines.

If you need advice about applying, contact an Artists Services Officer now.

Who can apply

Only individuals and groups may apply to this category. You must be a practicing artist or arts worker and an Australian citizen or an Australian permanent resident.  

Applications for funding to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts panel must come from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals or groups.

What can be applied for

We fund a range of activities, for example:

  • the creation of new work
  • practice based research
  • creative development
  • experimentation
  • collaborations
  • touring
  • festivals
  • productions
  • exhibitions
  • performances
  • publishing
  • recording
  • promotion and marketing
  • market development activity

VISIT THE AUSTRALIA COUNCIL WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION 

Applications close
02 Mar 2021
Amount
Up to $50,000
Artform
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander arts
Arts organisation
Design
Experimental arts
Film / TV / Digital
Music
Performing Arts
Public art
Visual arts
Writing & Publishing
Grant Type
Major Project
New work
Applicant Type
Individual
Group
Region
National
Website
Australia Council for the Arts (opens in new window)
Contact
grant team
Email
enquiries@australiacouncil.gov.au