The Arts Organisations Program provides funding to vibrant arts organisations that contribute to a sustainable and thriving arts culture in South Australia.

Annual or triennial funding is available for small to medium arts organisations to support Creativity, Success, Artistic risk, Ambition, Reach and Access.

Annual funding provides between $70,000 and $110,000 per annum. Triennial funding provides more than $110,000 per annum.

Grant amount*
Open date*
Closing date*
Notification date*
Spend commencement date*

* Please note our funding programs are currently under review as part of the Arts and Culture Plan South Australia 2019-2024 to ensure they support contemporary practice and are responsive to sector needs. Some grant rounds for 2020 have been scheduled with similar frequency to previous years. Other rounds and closing dates are yet to be determined. We expect to be able to provide further details from mid-May 2020.

Find out more about the Arts and Culture Plan South Australia 2019-2024.

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

Arts Organisations Grant Handbook (PDF, 545.1 KB)

Arts Organisations Grant Handbook (DOCX, 104.7 KB)

When applying, please also provide a statistical projection of your audiences, activities and presentations etc. using the below Quantitative Data template. For further details, please refer to the Glossary of Terms.

Arts Organisations Quantitative Data Template (XLSX, 26.0 KB)

Arts Organisations Quantitative Data Glossary of Terms (DOCX, 31.9 KB)

2020 Arts Organisation Program Peer Assessors