This grant supports the creation and presentation of new work across all art forms by individual professional artists and groups or unfunded arts and cultural organisations through a staged funding commitment over three years. It recognises the benefits that an extended development process can offer some arts projects.

The grant will support all stages of development and presentation, including creative and project development, research, making of work and presentation through creative development and final showings, exhibitions or premieres.

The application Project Plan and Timeline should include detail of planning to secure partnerships and other investment, aligned to project stages and reflected in the application budget (see Application information below).

The project should lead to a major presentation of the work in South Australia. Projects which incorporate or create potential for national and international exposure are encouraged. Touring regionally, nationally and internationally is supported.

Final outcomes can be independently produced or can occur within arts and non-arts festivals and organisations.

Important note:

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

October 2023 round
Grant amount$120,000 ($40,000 per year/ 3 years)
Open date1 September 2023
Closing date9 October 2023 at 5pm
Notification date15 December 2023
Funded activity commencement date8 January 2024

Who can apply

  • Independent artist and groups
  • Arts and cultural organisations not in receipt of annual or multi-year State Government funding

Who is ineligible

  • Funded organisations: small-to-medium organisations (excluding Program Support funded organisations), major organisations
  • Organisations funded through the National Performing Arts Partnership Framework (NPAPF)
  • Statutory Authorities

You can apply for

  • Administration
  • Commissioning fees
  • Creative fees (such as performers, composers, choreographers, designers, curators)
  • 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

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:

  • objectives of your activity
  • professional benefits.


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, providing detail for each year of the project, including:

  • dates/stages of your activity (highlighting periods 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 which shows each year of activity 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

October 2022

Applicant Project title Amount approved
Flying Penguin Productions Unforgivable $120 000

October 2021




Matthew Briggs



October 2020




Sally Chance

The Things That Matter



For more information or assistance contact