This grant supports professional development opportunities for individual Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and arts workers to undertake skills development and training that is relevant to their arts practice or professional practice as an arts or cultural worker.

Read the Arts and Culture Grants Program General Guidelines before you apply to help you with your application.

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Open date 11 January 2021 17 May 2021 6 September 2021 20 December 2021
Closing date 5 pm
8 February 2021
5 pm
2 July 2021
5 pm
11 October 2021
5 pm
7 February 2022
Notification date 23 April 2021 3 September 2021 17 December 2021 14 April 2022
Funded activity commencement date 30 April 2021 6 September 2021 20 December 2021 18 April 2022

Who can apply:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists (individuals)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts and cultural workers (individuals)
  • arts and cultural organisations and Aboriginal arts centres may submit and/or auspice grants on behalf of individual Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and arts and cultural workers

Who is ineligible:

  • Groups and organisations (unless auspicing individual artists and/or arts and cultural workers)
  • Non-Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander individuals

What you can apply for:

  • Mentoring
  • Short courses, including arts-related business courses
  • Work placement
  • Masterclasses
  • Workshops
  • Attendance at conferences
  • Arts residencies
  • Attachment to festivals or arts organisations, internships

What this category funds:

  • Accommodation
  • Artists’ fees
  • Conference/workshop/masterclass fees
  • Travel, accommodation, living allowance
  • Mentoring fees
  • Materials (directly related to the development opportunity)
  • Hire of studio, venue, equipment
  • Short course fees

How to apply:

Read the How to Apply guidelines before you begin preparing your application.

Application Information

There are four key elements to your application as listed below.

Click the ‘Apply Now’ button below to commence an application. Type/copy text into the provided fields.

Project Summary (up to 300 words)

Project Detail and Rationale (up to 1000 words)

Refer to the Assessment Criteria and include:

  • objectives of your activity
  • professional benefits.


Enter a short biography (up to 300 words) or upload a CV for each.

Project Plan and Timeline

Complete the table in the application form, including:

  • dates/stages of your activity (highlighting the period of funded activity)
  • how and where you will undertake or deliver the activity
  • who will be involved at each stage
  • expected outcomes at each stage.

Please Note: Project proposals must include information about how appropriate protocols (Aboriginal and Torres Strait IslanderWorking with Children in ArtCOVID-19) will be followed.

Upload letters of support (up to five) and confirmations to the application form. Combine documents where possible.

Upload Support Material to the application form.

Refer to How to Apply for information about Support Material.

Complete the consolidated budget template in the application form.

Upload a detailed budget and notes to budget (including quotes to support major expenses) to the application form.

Refer to How to Apply for information about application budgets.

Apply now

Past recipients

February 2021


Shane Cook

Exploring the fundamentals of technical drawing and realism$9,254


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