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 various categories for activities such as:  

  • strategic, audience, and industry partnership developments
  • employment initiatives that address key access areas and NTG priorities
  • training and capacity building initiatives that address existing gaps.

You can apply for up to $20,000 to $100,000 depending on the category. 

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 funding up to $100 000.

When to apply 

This grants program will open in February 2018 and closes 16 March 2018 for activities starting 1 July 2018.

More information including grant categories for 2017/18 will be available February 2018.

Before you apply

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

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

To apply for a Strategic Arts Program grant you will need to submit:

  • CVs or biographies for all key participants or links online
  • relevant examples of recent work
  • letters or emails of support
  • participation forms for all key participants (other than applicant)or email confirming the commitment of key participants of the collective
  • budget support material for expenses (using grant funds) over $1 000
  • statement on how well the proposal aligns to priorities of Vibrant NT.


For more information or assistance contact Arts NT.

Last updated: 28 November 2017