The Major Commission is a significant investment in a major new work by a leading South Australian independent artist or group. Projects must have a significant public outcome and be presented first in South Australia.

Individual artists, artist groups and organisations can apply. South Australian Government funded arts and cultural organisations must show how the commission will represent a scale of production and presentation beyond their usual funded activity.

 Round 1Round 2
Grant amount $100,000 (one grant) $100,000 (one grant)
Open date  1 June 2019
Closing date 5pm, 25 February 2019 5pm, 8 July 2019
Notification date 24 April 2019 9 September 2019
Funded activity commencement date 1 May 2019 16 September 2019

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

Major Commission Handbook (PDF, 533.6 KB)

Major Commission Handbook (DOCX, 98.4 KB)

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Previous recipients

July 2019

Slingsby Theatre Company The Boy Who Talked to Dogs             $100,000

February 2019

Patch Theatre Company New work The Lighthouse, will be an exploration of light in an interactive, immersive promenade performance piece for all ages                   $100,000

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