This grant supports artists and organisations to build a national and international profile through the development of relationships, networks and market opportunities. The category covers all art forms and the activity must benefit South Australian artists.

Important note:

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

August 2020 RoundOctober 2020 RoundFebruary 2021 Round
Grant amountup to $15 000up to $15 000up to $15 000
Open date3 August 202021 September 202011 January 2021
Closing date26 August 20205pm 19 October 20205pm 8 February 2021
Notification date4 October 202018 December 202023 April 2021
Funded activity commencement date11 October 20201 January 202130 April 2021

Who can apply:

  • independent artists/groups and arts workers
  • funded organisations: small-to-medium organisations, major organisations
  • for-profit arts and cultural organisations such as private galleries, agents, publishers, producers and presenters can apply where a direct benefit to South Australian artists can be demonstrated.

Who is ineligible:

  • artists residing outside South Australia
  • 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:

  • travel to national or international markets, art fairs, events or festivals, where it can be demonstrated that South Australian artists are the key beneficiaries of the activity
  • costs to bring key industry representatives to South Australia for meetings or presentations
  • the development of marketing materials for promotion related to market development
  • tour development, including small-scale presentations of new work (that hasn’t toured previously) in a new region or market, noting that this category is not intended to support full-scale touring.

What this category does not fund:

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 1000 words, Arial 11pt)

Refer to the Assessment Criteria and include:

  • objectives of your activity
  • professional benefits.



  • 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.

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Past recipients

Artform Area: Performing Arts

Pulsing HeartHEXADECA Market Development$12,578


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