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 aim of the arts fellowship grants are to:

  • 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

The grant opens 5 November 2018 and closes 1 March 2019 for activities starting 1 July 2019.

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
  • relevant examples of recent work and experience
  • an outline of three significant achievements or career highlights
  • references reflecting on your skills, experience, accomplishments and abilities
  • your self directed program including a timeline and locations of proposed activities
  • a statement on how your program will impact your career, and arts and cultural development in the NT
  • budget support material for grant fund expenses over $1,000
  • demonstration of adherence to Aboriginal cultural protocols.

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: 17 October 2018


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