Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Grants – Projects

What is the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Grants – Projects?

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Grants – Projects is a grant opportunity to help artists or arts workers/cultural workers. to create, develop and present new works across all art forms.



Funding of up to $25,000 is available for this grant opportunity.


Eligible Projects

You can apply for:

  • creative development and/or production or making of work, including research and planning
  • exhibitions and touring costs regionally, nationally and internationally
  • presentation opportunities to enhance your profile locally, nationally and internationally
  • performance opportunities
  • research projects.

This grant will fund:

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


Eligible Applicants

Eligible applicants include:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individual artists, groups, arts and cultural organisations
  • non-Aboriginal led organisations that support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, culture and practice may apply and will need to demonstrate and reference that appropriate consultation and protocols are in place
  • funded organisations: small-to-medium organisations, major organisations and Statutory Authorities
  • organisations funded through the National Performing Arts Partnership Framework (NPAPF) formerly known as Major Performing Arts (MPA) Companies
  • arts and cultural organisations and Aboriginal arts centres may submit and/or auspice grants on behalf of individual Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and arts and cultural workers.

Your application will be ineligible if:

  • you have an outstanding acquittal for a previous grant
  • your organisation is insolvent or under administration
  • funded activity starts or has been completed before the funded activity commencement date (see grant category for date information)
  • projects or activities do not have a clear arts or cultural component.



Applications close 19 October 2020.


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