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.

 February 2023 roundJuly 2023 roundFebruary 2024 round
Grant amountUp to $40 000Up to $40 000Up to $40 000
Open date21 December 202222 May 202320 December 2023
Closing date6 February 2023 at 5pm3 July 2023 at 5pm5 February 2024 at 5pm
Notification date19 April 202315 September 202319 April 2024
Funded activity commencement date24 April 20232 October 202329 April 2024

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.

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.

Application information

There are 4 key elements to your application as listed below.

Click the ‘Apply Now’ button below to commence an application. Type/copy text into the provided fields.

Project Summary (up to 300 words)

Project Detail and Rationale (up to 1500 words)

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.


Enter a short biography (up to 300 words) or upload a CV for each.

Project Plan and Timeline

Complete the table in the application form, including:

  • 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 application form. Combine documents where possible.

Upload Support Material to the application form.

Refer to How to Apply for information about Support Material.

Complete the consolidated budget template in the application form.

Upload a detailed budget and notes to budget (including quotes to support major expenses) to the application form.

Refer to How to Apply for information about application budgets.

Apply now

Past recipients

July 2022




ActNow Theatre Incorporated

ActNow Theatre's 2023 Cultural Leaders Program


Tutti Arts Inc

Tutti Arts Hip Hop Project





The Mill

The Mill’s BIPOC Collective


February 2022




ActNow Theatre

Consultation, research and development of ‘Rough-house’ (working title), a collaboration between ActNow Theatre and Cirkidz.


Iwiri Aboriginal Corporation

Tjitjiku Inma (Child’s song)





Arta Cultural Centre



July 2021


Project Title

Approved Amount

ActNow Theatre ActNow Drag Troupe $40,000.00
Connecting the Dots in Music Lullabies of the Fleurieu $38,840.00

ApplicantProject TitleApproved Amount
Tutti Arts Laying Under the Stars Mural Project $10,500.00
Urban Renewal Authority Winds of Change $15,000.00

February 2021

Carclew Inc ExpressWay Arts Skill Building Project $32,295
ActNow Theatre Incorporated Community consultation, cultural leadership
scoping & resource generation scoping
AJZ Productions Inc. True Ability - UnSeen $20,000
No Strings Attached Theatre of Disability Incorporated Open Homes Adelaide $40,000

October 2020

Connecting the Dots in Music Lullaby Project Australia: Empowering families through music and community connection. $40,000
Carclew The Gig Rig $40,000

The Art Bus With one Voice: The Art Bus exploring homelessness through visual art at Hutt St Centre $38,510


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