This grant supports the creative development, production and presentation of new work. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individual artists and arts and cultural workers, groups and arts and cultural organisations can apply for projects across all art forms.

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

February 2021July 2021 RoundOctober 2021 RoundFebruary 2022 Round
Grant amountUp to $25,000Up to $25,000Up to $25,000Up to $25,000
Open date11 January 202117 May 20216 September 202120 December 2021
Closing date5 pm
8 February 2021
5 pm
2 July 2021
5 pm
11 October 2021
5 pm
7 February 2022
Notification date23 April 20213 September 202117 December 202114 April 2022
Funded activity commencement date30 April 20216 September 202120 December 202118 April 2022

Who can apply:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individual artists, groups, arts and cultural organisations
  • Non-Aboriginal led organisations that support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, culture and practice may apply and will need to demonstrate and reference that appropriate consultation and protocols are in place
  • Funded organisations: small-to-medium organisations, major organisations and Statutory Authorities
  • Organisations funded through the National Performing Arts Partnership Framework (NPAPF) formerly known as Major Performing Arts (MPA) Companies
  • 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:

  • Non-Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals

What you can apply for:

  • Creative development and/or production or making of work, including research and planning
  • Exhibitions and touring costs regionally, nationally and internationally
  • Presentation opportunities to enhance your profile locally, nationally and internationally
  • Performance opportunities
  • Research projects

What this category funds:

  • Administration
  • Commissioning fees
  • Creative fees (such as performers, composers, choreographers, designers, producers, curators etc.)
  • Technical personnel and production costs
  • Travel, living allowance
  • Marketing costs
  • Materials
  • Hire of studio, venue and equipment
  • Freight
  • Curatorial collateral, catalogue essay writer’s fees, catalogue design and printing costs
  • Documentation (e.g. photography and videography)
  • Exhibition costs

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 1500 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 Islander; Working with Children in Art; COVID-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

July 2021

ApplicantProject TitleApproved Amount
Ms Debra Thorsen River Songs $12,050
Miss Lilla Berry Creative Development for Thirteen Sisters Tjukurpa Production $25,000

ApplicantProject TitleApproved Amount
Iwiri Ceramics Program $25,000
APY Art Centre Collective Aboriginal Corporation Tjukurpa Pulka Pilot $21,700

February 2021




SA Circus Centre home of CirkidzFirst Nations Facilitators for First Nations Kids$22,930
ActNow TheatreFirst Nations Arts Pathway Program$24,995
OzAsia FestivalFirst Nations Connections at OzAsia Festival$24,940

Jelina Haines Pondi [Murray Cod]: Kurri [River] Winth-amaldi [Creator] $25,000

Adelaide Festival Centre Our Words, Our Stories 2021 $25,000

October 2020




Adrianne Semmens

First Nations Choreographic Lab





Ernabella Arts Inc

Parari (far away)


APY Art Centre Collective

APY Regional Painting Camps


ActNow Theatre Inc.

First Nations Writers Residency and Development Program





Writers SA

SA First Nations Writers' Professional Pathways



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