Before you apply for an arts grant

Documents for arts grant applications

Each grant has a different purpose and you need to provide specific information in your application when you apply online through Grants Tracker.

You should understand all of the following about your grant before you apply:

  • what the grant will fund
  • what the grant won't fund
  • if you are eligible to apply.

Talk to an arts broker for more information.

Supporting documents

You should include only relevant, high quality documents to support your application.

Documents can include the following:

  • up to five support letters or emails that are relevant to your project
  • one video or audio recording no more than 10 minutes long
  • up to 10 images with a maximum file size of 10 megabytes per image
  • one published item such as an extract from a play, book, or short story
  • up to two media reviews or marketing and promotional examples
  • up to two other support items including agreements, contracts, letters etc.

Participant forms

Key participants must fill in a participant form or send an email confirming their support of the project.

You must include proof of participation from key artists and organisers involved in your project and whether their work will be paid or in-kind.

Budget information

You must provide all anticipated income and expenditure budget items for your application in Grants Tracker.

See the arts grants budget step by step guide on how to enter a budget in Grants Tracker.

You must provide all of the following:

  • a quote for budget items over $1,000
  • individual costs for collective items over $1,000
  • the fee or salary for key organisers and artists and their responsibilities and skills
  • the amount of money or in-kind support you will receive from other sources or partners.

Copyright information

You must provide information in your application about any part of your project that has copyright or intellectual property.

This must include who owns the copyright, cultural ownership, and contracts for the use of artists' work.

Copyright information and advice are available from all of the following websites:

Arts Law Centre of Australia
Artists in the Black
Australian Copyright Council
The Copyright Agency

Tax information

Grants paid by Arts NT are income and may be taxed.

If you get a grant when you have an Australian Business Number (ABN) registered for Goods and Services Tax (GST) you will be paid the grant amount plus GST.

If you get a grant when you have an ABN that is not registered for GST you will be paid the grant amount without the GST.

If you are administering your own grant up to $10,000 and do not have an ABN you must provide a completed statement by a supplier form. The grant will then be paid to you without GST.

Get the form from the Australian Tax Office website.

Publishing your information

Successful applications may be published in local and national media.

Go to after you apply for an arts grant for more information.

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Last updated: 13 October 2017