Our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Development grants are now open to support art making, presentation and professional development. Individuals, groups and organisations can apply.

Theatre performers on a stage

This program offers two grant categories: Project Assistance (up to $25,000) and Individual Artist Development (up to $10,000).

Past Support

Supported by an ATSI Project Assistance grant received earlier this year, ActNow Theatre has just delivered the fourth iteration of their Arts Pathway Program (pictured above).

Founder and Artistic Director, Edwin Kemp Attrill, says ATSI funding has allowed their program to meet demand and create better access to the arts for First Nations people.

“We’ve been able to run our Arts Pathway Program at no cost to participants this year, providing an opportunity for First Nations people interested in developing careers in the arts, in particular performing arts and film,” he said.

“Previously a three-day workshop, this grant assisted us to meet participant demand to make the program longer and run it for four days. Over four days, our team of First Nations artists - Alexis West, Kiara Milera and Gina Rings - took the participants through workshops that focused on building their skills as professional actors.”

Participants are now ready to take the next step, after gaining new skills and confidence.

“Some of these participants have now been in further contact with industry members such as casting agents,” said Kemp Attrill.


If you wish to apply, please submit an application via our online grants portal by 5pm on Monday 30 September 2019.

Review the grant handbook before applying, where information is available on the eligibility criteria, eligible costs and expenses and application process.

If you have any questions, please visit the ATSI grants website or contact the Arts grants team at ASAGrants@sa.gov.au.

Image credit: Douglas Clinch and ActNow Theatre