Apply for a strategic arts grant

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

The grants are part of the Northern Territory Arts Grants Program and support all of the following:

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

What you can apply for

You can apply for funding in the various categories below:

Category 1: Access for Artists with Disabilities

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

This category supports projects that:

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

Category 2: Independent Producers and Curators

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

This category supports projects that:

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

Category 3: Community Festivals Capacity Building

Groups, organisations or local government currently running an established community arts festival, funded by Arts NT, can apply for up to $25,000.

This category supports projects that:

  • exceptional capacity building, and innovative and sustainable development for community arts festivals
  • increase participation in and grow audiences
  • strong activation of the NT arts industry, through partnerships and the development of effective NT cultural networks.

Category 4: Arts Industry Development

Arts organisations funded under a multi year agreement with Arts NT can apply for up to $100,000.

This category supports projects that:

  • explore new markets and innovation in arts industry business models
  • arts industry activation through partnerships and the development of effective NT cultural networks
  • activation and capacity building of the NT arts industry through Aboriginal employment.

Who can apply

You can apply for this grant if you, your group or your organisation meet the general NT Arts Grants Program requirements.

Only organisations receiving multi year funding from Arts NT are eligible for the Arts Industry Development category funding.

When to apply

Applications can now be submitted on the Grants Tracker website until 5pm, 16 March 2018, for activities starting 1 July 2018.

Before you apply

You should read the NT Arts Grants Program guidelines for detailed information on applying for Arts NT grants.

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

Contact

For more information or assistance contact Arts NT.

Last updated: 05 February 2018