This grant is a partnership opportunity, encouraging strategic and innovative collaborations across the arts sector, with a focus on risk-taking, knowledge and resource sharing and new employment opportunities.

Funding may be sought for creative development, art making and presentation across art forms, where the primary financial beneficiaries are independent artists and small-to-medium arts and cultural organisations.

Partnerships may involve independent artists and groups, funded arts and cultural organisations and Statutory Authorities. Applicants may also partner with for-profit arts and cultural organisations and organisations from outside the arts and culture sector.

Grant activity should promote courageous experimentation while contributing to the sustainability of the arts and culture sector by proposing new ways of working, new outcomes for audiences and employment outcomes for independent artists and production personnel.

Organisations funded through the National Performing Arts Partnership Framework (NPAPF) formerly known as Major Performing Arts (MPA) Companies and Statutory Authorities who apply or are a partner in a Collaboration grant proposal are expected to make a contribution (cash or in-kind) to the project budget. For-profit and non-arts partners are also expected to make a contribution (cash or in-kind) to the project budget.

We encourage you to discuss your application with us before you apply.

Important note:

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

July 2022 Round
Grant amountUp to $100 000
Open date30 May 2022
Closing date5pm 4 July 2022
Notification date14   September 2022
Funded activity commencement date19 September 2022

Who can apply

  • independent groups
  • funded organisations: small-to-medium organisations, major organisations
  • organisations funded through the National Performing Arts Partnership Framework (NPAPF) formerly known as Major Performing Arts (MPA) Companies
  • Statutory Authorities.

Who is ineligible

  • individual artists.

You can apply for:

  • administration
  • commissioning fees
  • creative fees (such as performers, composers, choreographers, designers, etc.)
  • producer fees
  • technical personnel and production costs
  • travel, living allowance
  • marketing costs
  • materials
  • hire of studio, venue and equipment
  • freight
  • curatorial cost, catalogue essay writer’s fees, catalogue design and printing costs
  • photography and documentation
  • exhibition costs.

How to apply

Read How to Apply before you begin preparing your application.

Application information

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 2000 words)

Refer to the Assessment Criteria and include:

  • objectives of your activity
  • proposed new ways of working and audience outcomes
  • professional benefits and employment outcomes for the independent sector.


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

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Past recipients

July 2021

Artform area: Performing Arts
Applicant Project Title Approved Amount
Windmill Theatre Co Hans and Gret - Major Collaboration $99,500
Vitalstatixtix Incorporated Final Creative Development and Rehearsal of The Photo Box by Emma Beech $84,957

October 2020

Artform area: Performing Arts




Vincent Ciccarello, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra

Floods of Fire Stage 2 Development


Brink Productions

Independent artist-led projects


Connecting the Dots in Music

What Do You Do With An Idea? Empowering SA’s Creativity



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