Project Funding

The 2017 Project Funding round is closed. 


The application process for the 2017 ACT Arts Fund Project funding has not yet been finalised.  As of 9 September 2016, the ACT Government has entered into a caretaker period due to the ACT Election taking place on 16 October 2016.  During the caretaker period no funding announcements can be made.


Purpose

Project Funding is offered once a year and supports ACT artists, groups and organisations to undertake one-off self-identified arts activities. 2017 Project Funding supports arts activities that start and finish within the 2017 calendar year.

Project Funding is part of the ACT Arts Fund and supports the aims of the ACT Arts Policy for the ACT ‘to be a diverse and dynamic arts ecology valued locally, nationally and globally’.

The principles of the ACT Arts Policy are:

  • Principle 1: Participation in and access to the arts
  • Principle 2: Great art and great artists
  • Principle 3: Vitality of the Canberra Region arts ecology
  • Principle 4: Engage with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts and cultures

The purpose of Project Funding is to support:

  • self determined artistically interesting and exciting projects 
  • excellence in arts practice across artforms 
  • unique arts development opportunities for artists at all stages of their careers
  • quality arts activities in which the ACT community can actively participate

While applicants for Project Funding need to address the three questions in Applying For Funding, overall, applications will be considered in the context of the ACT Arts Policy and its vision and principles, and the Project Funding purpose.

Equity and access for all members of the community, including for new applicants, is an important element of the Project Funding category. Project Funding is not intended to support the same activity on a year to year basis. If funding is sought for a project that has been funded previously, the application must demonstrate significant artistic growth and/or development. Applications from artists for activities that have been funded three times will need to demonstrate an exceptional need or opportunity.

Applying for Funding

Applications are made through the artsACT online grants portal External Link where you will find information on all upcoming and current funding rounds. 

2017 ACT Arts Fund - Project Funding Guidelines

You can download this information as a PDF document here: 2017 ACT Arts Fund - Project Funding Guidelines (PDF 140KB) PDF

Project Funding - Information for Applicants

artACT has prepared the following information to assist you with your application:

You can download this information as a PDF document here: 2017 Project Funding - Information for Applicants (PDF 205KB) PDF

Previous year's funding outcomes

Successful 2016 Project Funding applicants were announced in October 2015.  General feedback for applicants is available. 

Successful 2015 Project Funding applicants were announced in September 2014. 

Successful 2014 Project Funding applicants were announced in December 2013.

More information

For further information on the ACT Arts Fund, please contact artsACT on (02) 6207 2384 or email artsACT@act.gov.au