Apply for an arts fellowship grant

Arts Fellowship grants offer support for established artists and arts workers to undertake a self-directed program of professional development to benefit their arts practice.

Four fellowships are on offer:

  • Top End artist
  • Central Australian artist
  • Aboriginal artist or arts worker
  • professional arts worker.

The grants are part of the Northern Territory Arts Grants Program which supports:

  • profile NT arts and culture
  • recognise NT outstanding achievement in the arts
  • strengthen professional practice for NT established artists or arts workers
  • employ NT artists and arts workers.

What you can apply for

You can apply for a maximum amount of $50,000.

Examples of activities that may be funded are:

  • skills development through residencies, short courses, mentorships or internships
  • residencies at, or collaborations with, institutions or organisations
  • research, development and the creation of new work including future presentation.

An arts fellowship seeks to help you acquire new skills, knowledge and networks to support your career development. The grant is not intended to be used for the development or delivery of new work only.

You can travel interstate or overseas as part of a fellowship but your proposed activities must meet the grant objectives and demonstrate benefits to the arts and cultural development of the NT.

Who can apply

You can apply for this grant if you meet the general NT Arts Grants Program requirements.

You must at least have:

  • a minimum of six years professional arts practice in the NT across art forms including dance, literature, music, theatre, visual arts and community arts
  • made a significant contribution to NT arts and culture and the community.

When to apply

You can apply now until 5pm on 7 May 2018.

Your activity must start by 1 July 2018.

Before you apply

Before you apply you should read the NT Arts Grants Program guidelines and discuss your project with an arts broker.

To apply for an Arts Fellowship grant you will need to submit:

  • your CV or biography
  • examples of recent work and experience or links online
  • an outline of three significant achievements or career highlights
  • references reflecting on your skills, experience, accomplishments and abilities
  • a program of proposed activities including timeline, costs and locations
  • a statement on how the activity will impact your career and the arts and cultural development in the NT.

How to apply

To apply go to the Grants Tracker website and create or log into your account.


For more information or assistance contact Arts NT.

Last updated: 19 June 2018