Program Organisation Funding

This category is closed.

2017 Funding

The Program funding category will not be open for new entrants this year, for 2017 funding.

artsACT is currently undertaking a review of funding arrangements and developing a new Arts Funding Plan, aligned with the 2015 ACT Arts Policy, which will set out the ACT Government’s arts funding priorities. 

artsACT commenced community consultation on the Arts Funding Plan through the CBRarts Forum ‘Making CBRarts Happen’ held on 17 March 2016. Discussions on the development of the Plan will continue during 2016 and we welcome any submissions by 13 May 2016.

We anticipate that a new Arts Funding Plan will be considered by government at the end of 2016, and that it will inform a revised ACT Arts Fund, including possible changes to funding categories and delivery mechanisms. Following the ACT Government’s approval of a new Arts Funding Plan, artsACT will launch the revised ACT Arts Fund, anticipated to commence in 2018.

As a consequence of developing the Arts Funding Plan, artsACT has implemented a number of interim arrangements across the ACT Arts Fund, including not opening the Program funding category in 2016, for funding in 2017. All Program organisations will continue to be funded at their current levels during 2016 and 2017. 

Any queries on Program funding should be directed to Nicole Hoffman, Program Manager, on 6207 6825.


Program Organisation Funding is available to support arts organisations that provide a program of activity enabling the ACT community to have access to and engagement with the arts.

Organisations applying for Program Organisation Funding must have an established role in the ACT arts sector, be able to demonstrate a level of achievement in supporting, developing and advancing the arts and its audiences, and must present a quality program that meets a demonstrated need in the community. 

Program Organisation Funding is available for up to two years.


Organisations applying for Program Organisation Funding must be ACT-based not-for-profit incorporated arts organisations. Program Organisation Funding supports organisations that provide an ongoing program of activity, not organisations that simply wish to offer a series of projects.

ACT Program Funded Organisations
More Information

For more information about the category, please refer to the following guidelines:

Program Organisation Funding Guidelines

Part 1. About the Category

Part 2. Assessment Process; Assessment Criteria

Part 3. Funding Request; Financial Position

Part 4. Operations; Governance

Part 5. Accessibility and Diversity 

Part 6. Reporting Requirements; Acknowledgment of Funding

Part 7. Revocation of Funding

Follow this link for a copy of the Program Organisation Funding Guidelines PDF as a single PDF document (PDF 310KB) 

For further information on the ACT Arts Fund, please contact artsACT on (02) 6207 2384 or email