Key Arts Organisation Funding

The Key Arts Organisation funding category is closed.

The ACT Government is reviewing its funding arrangements and support mechanisms to better align funding with the 2015 ACT Arts Policy. During this review, the Key Arts Organisation category will not be open for applications.

Enquiries about Key Arts Organisation funding should be directed to Robert Piani, Manager - Arts Programs, on (02) 6207 2381.


Key Arts Organisation (KAO) funding supports leading ACT arts organisations to provide programs, services, expertise and infrastructure to support and develop the arts in the ACT, as well as activities that strongly engage with the ACT community. KAOs are ACT-based, not-for-profit incorporated arts organisations. These organisations provide ongoing sector development, career pathways for artists and arts workers, and support a diversity of activity and access opportunities for the ACT community. KAOs have strong and strategic governance, management and artistic leadership through dynamic and vibrant artistic programs that are evaluated on a regular basis.

While organisations may also have national, international or other reach or growth aspirations, support for funding in this category is provided on the basis of clear benefits and value to the ACT.

The annual budget for Key Arts Organisation funding is approximately $5.3 million.


You can download the Key Arts Organisation Funding Guidelines here:

ACT Key Arts Organisations

Follow this link for the Australia Council for the Arts Business Plan Framework Word

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

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