Australian Arts Projects - Organisations Funding opportunities

Grants are available from $10,000 to $100,000. Supported activities must last no longer than 2 years from the proposed start date.

Purpose

Our arts projects program funds a range of activities that deliver benefits to the arts sector and wider public, including national and international audiences.

Overview

Grants are available from $10,000 to $100,000. Supported activities must last no longer than 2 years from the proposed start date.

For 2016, the closing dates are at midnight on the:

  • 2 February 2016, for projects starting after 1 May 2016
  • 7 June 2016, for projects starting after 1 September 2016
  • 4 October 2016, for projects starting after 1 January 2017

The previously published 1 December 2015 closing date has been cancelled.

We fund a range of activities, for example: 

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

Limitations

Who can apply

We accept applications from organisations.  International organisations can apply for projects that benefit practicing Australian artists or their work.

Applications for funding to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander panel must come from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations.

Who can’t apply

You can’t apply for a grant if:

  • You received a grant, or administered a grant, from the Australia Council in the past and that grant has not been satisfactorily acquitted.
  • You owe money to the Australia Council.

What can’t be applied for

You can’t apply for the following activity:

  • Projects or activities that do not involve or benefit practicing artists or arts workers
  • Projects or activities that do not have a clearly defined arts component
  • Projects that have already taken place

Applications / Guidelines

Application methods: Online details can be obtained from the Website together with the Application form.

Contact Details

  • Address: PO Box 788 Strawberry Hills 2012 NSW
  • Email: 1800 226 912