Apply for an emerging artists grant

If you are an emerging artist you can apply for up to $15,000 to increase your skills, develop new work or present and promote your arts practice in the Northern Territory (NT).

The Emerging Artist grant is part of the Northern Territory Arts Grants Program project rounds.

There are two funding rounds a year that support the following:

  • expression of NT identity through arts and culture
  • increased development or showcasing opportunities for emerging NT artists
  • increased arts participation and access
  • employment of NT artists.

Who can apply

An emerging artist is someone who has less than five years of professional practice.

Individuals or groups may apply.

If a group of people are applying, all members of the group must be emerging artists. 

Who can't apply

Projects that are directly associated with arts organisations or festivals that receive more than $100,000 in program funding from the NT Arts Grants Program may not be eligible.

Before you apply

Read before you apply for an arts grant and get advice from an arts broker.

You should also read the NT Arts Grants Program Guidelines. To get the guidelines visit the Department of Arts and Museums website.

The NT Arts Grants Program project rounds will be announced through Arts NT's newsletter Bite Size Arts News. 

If you want to be informed about current arts grants you can subscribe to Bite Size Arts News.

How to apply

You must apply for all NT arts grants online by using Grants Tracker.

After you apply

You will be told about the outcome by the advertised project round notification date.

Last updated: 27 June 2017