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This program funds a range of activities that deliver benefits to the arts sector and wider public, including national and international audiences and communities. Organisations that undertake arts programs, projects, or that provide services to artists, are welcome to apply.

Organisations can propose a single project, a suite of projects or an annual program of activity.

Grants are available from $20,000 to $100,000. Supported activities must last no longer than two years from the proposed start date.

Youth arts funding: Please note an additional $450,000 will be distributed to competitively ranked applications that increase public participation in youth arts and youth theatre activities, and facilitate the cultural expression of young people.

Who can apply:

You can only submit one application from your organisation’s account to each closing date for Arts Projects for Organisations.

Only organisations may apply to this category.

Organisations that provide a service to the arts may apply.

International organisations can apply for projects that benefit practicing Australian artists, their work or Australian audiences.

Applications for funding to the First Nations panel must come from First Nations organisations.

For organisations receiving multi-year investment through Four Year Investment, the Visual Arts and Crafts Strategy or Visual Arts, Crafts and Design Framework from 2021-2024 and/or 2025-2028 – please contact your Multi Year Investment Manager or Artists Services to find out if you are eligible to apply to the 5 March 2024 closing date.

What can be applied for:

This grant funds a range of activities, for example:

  • professional skills development, including mentoring and residencies
  • the creation of new work
  • practice based research
  • creative development
  • experimentation
  • collaborations and exchanges
  • touring
  • festivals
  • productions
  • exhibitions
  • performances
  • publishing
  • recording
  • activities to develop the arts sector
  • promotion and marketing
  • market development activity
  • activities that creatively engage communities.

Key dates:

The next round closing dates are:

  • Tuesday 3 September 2024 at 3pm AEST, for projects beginning after 1 December 2024.
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