Before you apply for an arts grant

Who can apply for an arts grant

This page has information about who can and can't apply for an arts grant in the Northern Territory (NT).

Who can apply

Individuals, groups and non-profit organisations can apply for arts grants and must meet all of the following: 

  • be 18 years or older
  • be a resident of the NT
  • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • be registered for Goods and Services Tax if you have a business that earns $75,000 or more per year
  • have a completed statement by a supplier form from the Australian Taxation Office website if you don't have an Australian Business Number and don't want to be taxed before payment. 

Who can't apply

You can't apply for funding if you are any of the following:

  • an Australian temporary visa holder
  • have an outstanding report or acquittal for previous grants from the NT Arts Grants program or any Australian Government Regional Art Fund grant
  • an employee of the Northern Territory Government where there is a conflict of interest
  • an organisation that operates outside of the NT - you should partner with an NT organisation or artist
  • an NT Government agency, government school or public hospital
  • a for-profit organisation limited or propriety limited. 

What's not funded

The following projects or activities can't be funded:

  • activities that started or are completed before you applied for funding
  • applicants who have outstanding acquittal reports
  • projects or activities that do not have a clearly defined arts component
  • activities that are the exclusive responsibility of other funding bodies or government agencies
  • deficits from previous activities or deficit budgets
  • fundraising or charity events
  • commercial or business ventures
  • creative industry business ventures such as fashion or screen industry projects
  • capital equipment or real estate purchases
  • restoration or conservation of cultural material
  • research or studio work that will be offered for academic assessment
  • auditions or interviews for educational courses
  • music, film or theatrical auditions
  • the cost of prizes for competitions or awards
  • delivery of accredited training
  • educational activities in schools except where allowed by guidelines, such as artists in schools grants
  • undergraduate, diploma and postgraduate studies except where allowed by guidelines
  • multiple applications through grant categories for the same project or activity
  • ongoing administration costs of an organisation
  • programs and projects which have already received significant funding may not be a priority
  • attendance at awards, ceremonies and competitions is not a current priority.

To find out what projects can be funded speak to an arts broker.

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Last updated: 22 March 2019


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