Community Arts and Cultural Development Project Funding recognises the role that outstanding community arts projects play in enhancing the cultural and social life of South Australians.

The program supports the development of community awareness, participation and engagement in arts and culture through the involvement of professional practicing artists and creatives.

Projects must meet an identified community need or aspiration and be community driven, inclusive and participatory.

A ‘community’ may be defined by geographic location, cultural background, religious belief, gender, disability or any other common factor or shared experience.

Grant amount Up to $40,000
Open date 1 July 2019
Closing date 5pm, 12 August 2019
Notification date 1 November 2019
Funded activity commencement date 1 January 2020

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

Community Arts and Cultural Development Project Funding for Organisations Handbook
(PDF, 270.3 KB)

Community Arts and Cultural Development Project Funding for Organisations Handbook (DOCX, 103.1 KB)

Budget template (XLSX, 13.2 KB)

Previous recipients


Performing Arts
South Australian Youth Arts Theatre Only Human $30,000
ActNow Theatre Inc Jumu’ah - Islamophobia Project $40,000
FINSART Inc. International Dance Day Celebration 2020 $19,482
Media Resource Centre Inc. 2020 Seniors on Screen $40,000
Visual Art, Craft and Design
The Art Bus Inside Outside: Connecting with Art at Helen Mayo House $33,300
Ngapala Arts Association Inc.Ceramics Arts Development project with Ngapala Arts, Copley, Flinders Rangers $34,440
Kornar Winmil Yunti Aboriginal CorporationHealing by Art $40,000
Cross art form
Sanaa ink LimitedSanaa: A better world through creativity$25,222


Performing Arts
The Hut Community Centre Waterlines $24,060
Carclew Youth Arts Inc Wanna Make a Movie $29,548
Media Resource Centre Inc 2019 Seniors on Screen: a daytime community of film lovers $40,000
ActNow Theatre Inc Theatre of the Global Majority $39,500
AJZ Productions Inc ‘Drop Out’ $22,649
Visual Art, Craft and Design
Tutti Inc Standing Up Standing OUT 2019 $40,000
Port Adelaide Artists Forum Inc It came from the Harbour $32,243

For more information about this grant or support with the application process, please contact us.