This grant supports collaboration between professional artists and communities to achieve inclusive artistic, cultural and social outcomes.

Project activity must be developed in consultation with the target community and designed to meet identified community needs, aspirations or intentions. Project proposals must incorporate and reference community and cultural development methodologies; engagement and creative process is the primary focus. A public outcome is not essential; the outcome may be building capacity within a community to engage further with arts and culture.

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

Applications that explore social and cultural issues with regional South Australian communities, people with disability, young people, culturally-diverse communities, emerging communities, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and remote communities are encouraged.

Important note:

To assist you with your application, read the Arts and Culture Grants Program General Guidelines before you apply.

 October 2020 RoundFebruary 2021 Round
Grant amountUp to $40 000Up to $40 000
Open date21 September 202011 January 2021
Closing date5pm 19 October 20205pm 8 February 2021
Notification date18 December 202023 April 2021
Funded activity commencement date1 January 202130 April 2021

Who can apply:

  • independent arts and cultural organisations and groups
  • funded organisations: small-to-medium organisations, major organisations.

Who is ineligible:

  • individuals
  • Statutory Authorities
  • organisations funded through the National Performing Arts Partnership Framework (NPAPF) formerly known as Major Performing Arts (MPA) Companies
  • local government
  • non-arts and cultural organisations.

Please note: Statutory Authorities, local government and non-arts and cultural organisations are encouraged to partner with eligible applicants. Partner organisations are required to make a cash or in-kind contribution to the funded activity.

What you can apply for:

  • accommodation and per diems for South Australian artists, creatives and technical personnel
  • commissioning fees
  • freight and touring costs
  • marketing costs
  • materials
  • mentoring
  • project administration costs
  • project documentation costs
  • salaries and/or fees for South Australian artists, creatives and technical personnel
  • venue and equipment hire.

How to apply

Read How to Apply before you begin preparing your application.

Key Application Information

There are four key elements to your application as listed below.

Upload one document to the Key Application Attachments section which includes the following:

Project Summary (up to 300 words, Arial 11pt)

Project Detail and Rationale (up to 1500 words, Arial 11pt)

Refer to the Assessment Criteria and include:

  • definition of the target community
  • objectives of the project
  • impact and benefits for the target community
  • track record of delivering community arts and cultural development projects.



  • their role in the activity
  • short biography (up to 300 words) or CV for each.

Project Plan and Timeline

Table format is recommended. Include detail of:

  • 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 Key Application Attachments section. Combine documents where possible.

Upload materials to the Support Material section.

Refer to How to Apply for information about Support Material.

Use the online template to provide a consolidated budget.

Upload a detailed budget (if required) to the File Upload section of the template. Upload notes to budget (including quotes to support major expenses) to the File Upload section of the template.

Refer to How to Apply for information about application budgets.


For more information or assistance contact