Arts Activities funding ACT

Arts Activities Funding ACT supports artists, groups and arts organisations to undertake a broad range of activities including artform-based projects, mentorships, residencies, professional or skills development and opportunities for the community to actively engage in the arts. Activities can relate to dance, literature, music, theatre, visual arts and cross-arts activities.

Funded activities must strongly meet one or more of the following aims:

Arts Development

Arts Participation and Access

Arts Opportunities



Arts Activities Funding of up to $5k Funding is open all year round.

The Government has committed to $775,000 being available for Arts Activities across the two categories. At least $175,000 will be available for the Up to $5k category over the calendar year.,

Requests can be from $500 to $5,000. Applications can be made at any time but must be submitted at least six weeks before the activity start date.

Applications are assessed by artsACT staff. External peers may be consulted if required. Applicants can only receive funding in this category once each calendar year, except in exceptional circumstances.

Applicants may also apply to the $5-50k category when available.

Applications to both categories must be submitted via the online artsACT grants portal

Applications close
31 Dec 2019
All artforms
Grant Type
Major Project
New work
Presentation & Promotion
Applicant Type
Australian Capital Territory
artsACT (opens in new window)
Grants Officer
02 6207 2384