Apply for a regional museums grant

You may be eligible to apply for a grant of up to $50,000 if your Northern Territory (NT) organisation is a:

  • regional museum
  • keeping place
  • community art gallery.

This funding is for projects that assist in the preservation, collection and display of the unique cultural heritage of the NT.

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To apply for the grant, your organisation must be a museum, keeping place or community art gallery that is:

  • constituted and incorporated in the NT
  • not for profit (find out more about your legal structure on the Australian Tax Office website)
  • open to the public or developing travelling exhibitions to regional parts of the NT
  • committed to the preservation of cultural heritage by conserving, researching and interpreting collections for visitors
  • submitting a project based only in the NT
  • submitting a project related to the cultural heritage of the organisation’s activities.

Eligible organisations may apply for funding of more than one project if:

  • the combined annual value is no more than $50,000 (excluding GST)
  • all projects can be completed within one year.

You can use up to 50% of funding to support operational costs associated. Funding can be used for:

  • equipment, software and technology needed for the creative process and artistic outcome of the project
  • digital production upskilling and professional development which relates to:
    • collection care and management
    • display
  • development of best practice collection care policies and plans including:
    • conservation plans
    • interpretation plans
    • collection management
    • disaster preparedness plans
  • significance assessments and preservation needs assessments
  • employment of consultants or contractors with specialist skills and knowledge eg. conservators or Traditional Owners
  • accessioning and cataloguing of collections
  • development and design of museum exhibition displays and installations
  • storage and conservation materials
  • training and professional development for staff, professionals and volunteers
  • strategic planning and capacity building to increase:
    • visitation
    • revenue from business activities
    • viability.

Applications open 1 February and close on 23 March 2021. Apply online at GrantsNT.

Contact

For help or more information, contact Arts NT.

Last updated: 18 January 2021

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