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 2023 roundJuly 2023 roundOctober 2023 roundFebruary 2024 round
Grant amountUp to $25,000Up to $25,000Up to $25,000Up to $25,000
Open date21 December 202222 May 20231 September 202320 December 2023
Closing date6 February 2023 at 5pm3 July 2023 at 5pm9 October 2023 at 5pm5 February 2024 at 5pm
Notification date19 April 202315 September 202315 December 202319 April 2024
Funded activity commencement date24 April 20232 October 20238 January 202429 April 2024

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 1000 words)

Refer to the Assessment Criteria and include:

  • objectives of your activity
  • professional benefits.

Artists/Creatives

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.

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Past recipients

October 2022

Applicant Project title Amount approved
Uninypa Inside Out- Women's Prison Project $25 000
APY Art Centre Collective Aboriginal Corporation Kulata Tjuta - Tirkilpa $25 000
ACE Open A river that flows both ways: First Nations curator $14 193
Christina Gollan Development of New Work in Ceramics $14 169

Applicant Project title Amount approved
Adelaide Festival Centre Trust Language Projects at AFC in 2023 $23 460

July 2022

Recipient

Project

Amount

Iwiri Aboriginal Corporation

Iwiri Ceramics: Stage 2

$13,605

Open Space Contemporary Arts (KneeHigh Puppeteers Inc T/A)

First Nations projects

$25,000

Ku Arts (Ananguku Arts and Cultural Aboriginal Corporation T/A)

Creative Skills Workshops - Port Augusta

$13,605

Ceduna Aboriginal Corporation

Minyma Tjuta Tjunguringkula Workatunyi

$23,540

Recipient

Project

Amount

Australian Dance Theatre

Daniel Riley's 'Tracker' - SA tour and regional engagement program

$24,250

February 2022

Recipient

Project

Amount

Tanya Singer

Changing Climate, Changing Country

$24,860

Recipient

Project

Amount

ActNow Theatre

First Nations Residency 2022

$25,000

October 2021

Recipient

Project

Amount

Gina Rings

Yarta Wandatha - Pilot (Script Development)

$11,264

Insite Arts International

Narungga. A New Performance Work | First Stage Creative Development

$24,500

ActNow Theatre Inc.

First Nations Residency 2022

$25,000

Recipient

Project

Amount

Tjungu Palya Aboriginal Corporation

After Lightning - by the Tjungu Palya Artists.

$23,396

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

Recipient

Project

Amount

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

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

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

October 2020

Recipient

Project

Amount

Adrianne Semmens

First Nations Choreographic Lab

$15,250

Recipient

Project

Amount

Ernabella Arts Inc

Parari (far away)

$14,670

APY Art Centre Collective

APY Regional Painting Camps

$20,000

ActNow Theatre Inc.

First Nations Writers Residency and Development Program

$25,000

Recipient

Project

Amount

Writers SA

SA First Nations Writers' Professional Pathways

$25,000

Contact

For more information or assistance contact ASAGrants@sa.gov.au