This grant supports the creation and presentation of new work across all art forms by individual artists and groups 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 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 2020 Round
Grant amount$120 000 ($40 000 per year/ 3 years)
Open date21 September 2020
Closing date5pm 19 October 2020
Notification date18 December 2020
Funded activity commencement date1 January 2021

Who can apply:

  • independent artists and groups working in all art forms.

Who is ineligible:

  • 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.

What 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.

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:

  • objectives of your activity
  • professional benefits.



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

Three Year Project Plan and Timeline

Table format is recommended. Provide detail for each year of the project, 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 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 which shows each year of activity 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.


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