Apply for a strategic arts grant

Strategic Arts Program grants offer support for new initiatives that aim to develop the art sector in the Northern Territory (NT).

Applications are now open and close on 1 April 2019 for activities starting 1 July 2019.

The grants are part of the NT Arts Grants Program and support the following objectives to:

  • grow a sustainable arts sector
  • market and promote the arts
  • increase opportunities for access and participation in the arts across the NT.
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There are three types of grant categories under the program:

  • independent creative professionals
  • access for artists with disabilities
  • arts industry development.

Find more information about what you can apply for in each of these categories below.

Independent creative professionals

Individuals and groups who have worked more than five years in the NT arts sector can apply for up to $25,000.

Grants in this category support projects that:

  • raise the profile of NT producers and curators and showcase the NT’s diverse arts sector
  • strengthen sustainability for independent arts practice
  • develop innovative and sustainable creative industries and enterprises.

Access for artists with disabilities

Individuals, groups and organisations can apply for up to $25,000.

Grants in this category support projects that:

  • increase participation and access, and/or to develop and grow audiences for work
  • raise the profile of NT artists with disabilities
  • support innovative and sustainable creative industries for arts access
  • support strategic partnerships that increase capacity building and employment for artists with disabilities.

Arts industry development

Arts organisations can apply for up to $100,000.

Grants in this category support projects that:

  • explore new markets and innovation in arts industry business models that increase capacity and non-Government investment
  • build industry capacity, skills development and income generation through private sector and philanthropic partnerships
  • increase employment, including Aboriginal and disability employment.

You should read the NT Arts Grants Program guidelines to find out if you are eligible.

Discuss your project and the grant guidelines with an arts broker.

Applications can be submitted on the Grants Tracker website.

For more information or assistance contact Arts NT.

Last updated: 01 February 2019

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