Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Development: Project Assistance supports the development, production and presentation of new work across art forms.

Individuals and groups of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists can apply. Organisations can also apply.

Non-Aboriginal organisations may apply for a grant in this category after demonstrating that appropriate consultation and cultural protocols are in place for the proposed activity.

 Round 1Round 2
Grant amount  Up to $25,000
Open date  15 August 2019
Closing date 5pm, 11 February 2019 5pm, 30 September 2019
Notification date 1 April 2019 4 November 2019
Funded activity commencement date 8 April 2019 11 November 2019

The handbook below details eligibility criteria, eligible costs and expenses and how to apply.

Project Assistance Handbook (PDF, 337.3 KB)

Project Assistance Handbook (DOCX, 85.9 KB)

Previous recipients

September 2019

Performing Arts
Carclew Youth Arts IncTjitjiku Tjukurpa Community Celebration$25,000
ActNow Theatre Inc.Pathway Program 2020$21,172
Zakari RaymondThe Yorke Band EP Recording Project$6,367
Visual Art, Craft and Design
Ernabella Arts IncKapi Tjukurpa (water story)$9,906
Ninuku Arts Indigenous CorporationNinuku Glass Artists and JamFactory Collaboration$18,400
Ernabella Arts IncPhotography workshop with Lavene Ngatokorua$10,000

February 2019

Performing Arts
ActNow Theatre Intensive theatre workshops as part of 2019 Pathway Program $20,000
Nexus Arts Next Up program live music video project. $5,950
Semaphore Music Festival Down By The River storytelling and song writing project $15,000
Carclew Aboriginal Artist Development Program $24,830
Visual Art, Craft and Design
Ananguku Arts & Culture Aboriginal Corporation Dunjiba Design Textile Workshop $13,389

Note: The next round opens on 6 January 2020 and closes on 10 February 2020. For more information about this grant or support with the application process, please contact us.