Project Funding Guidelines: Applying for funding

Applicants are strongly encouraged to read the Information for Applicants section when preparing an application. artsACT Arts Support staff can provide general advice and can be contacted on (02) 6207 2384.

Applications, including all support material, must be made through the artsACT online grants portal External Link Applicants will receive an automatic email notice once an application has been submitted. 

Applications must be received by the due time and date. Late applications and/or support material will not be accepted. 

The panel will assess responses to the questions below, comparative to the other applications received, and in the context of the principles of the ACT Arts Policy and the Project Funding purpose.

  1. What is the project and why is it important? 
  2. How will it develop your (or the community's) artistic skills/practice? 
  3. How will the project be delivered? 
What can Project Funding support?

Funding may support a variety of costs including artists’ fees, studio or venue hire, materials, research, marketing and travel expenses.

Equipment purchase may be included in an application where the equipment is essential to the creation of the artwork. Applicants should first consider if the equipment is already available through community access organisations. Computer hardware and software will only be considered when it is an essential part of creating art work.

Workshops or classes are expected to be self-supporting through workshop fees. An application that includes a request to support workshops or classes should strongly demonstrate why these should be funded.