Project Funding Guidelines: Eligibility criteria

Project Funding is open to ACT residents including:

  • individuals
  • groups or unincorporated organisations
  • incorporated arts or community organisations

Groups or unincorporated organisations must nominate an individual member to take legal and financial responsibility for any funding or be auspiced by an incorporated organisation.

Applicants who do not reside in the ACT may be considered where their application specifically and strongly demonstrates an ACT-based arts practice or an activity with significant outcomes that is not available in the ACT.  For details about demonstrating an ACT-based arts practice, see the Information for Applicants page. Non ACT resident applicants need to specifically address each of the six points on demonstrating an ACT-based practice, with a significant focus on the last two years.

Applicants must be Australian citizens, have permanent resident status in Australia, or, if not a permanent resident, be on a temporary Australian VISA which expires no less than two years from the date of application.

Only one Project Funding application for one activity may be submitted by any individual or organisation each year. Applications must not include multiple projects.

Applications seeking support for film projects are not eligible to apply to artsACT for Project Funding and must apply to ScreenACT External Link 

artsACT will not accept applications from applicants that have overdue unacquitted funding. 

Key Arts and Program funded organisations are not eligible to apply for other funding through the ACT Arts Fund, unless otherwise advised by artsACT.

artsACT reserves the right not to assess an application if it does not meet the eligibility criteria or all the requested information has not been provided.

For more information, refer to:

Activities not eligible for funding