Arts Activities Funding ACT

This program provides funding for Canberra artists, groups and organisations to help them undertake arts activities.
Application detail:

Applications are open year round for the up-to-$5,000 category.

Applications for the $5,000 to $50,000 category are open twice a year. Round 1 opens 1 June and closes 31 July, and round 2 opens 1 December and closes 28 February.

What do you get?

Funding amounts vary.

Who is this for?

Canberra artists, groups and organisations.


Funding is available to help Canberra artists, groups and organisations to undertake arts activities including creating new work, professional or skills development, mentoring, residencies, and community arts and cultural development and engagement.

Activities can be across a range of artforms including dance, digital games, literature, music, new media, screen, theatre, visual arts, and arts-based festivals.

There are 2 streams of funding:

  • up to $5,000 for smaller projects – open all year round
  • $5,000 to $50,000 for larger projects – 2 rounds per year.

Activities must strongly meet one or more of the following 3 strategies:

  • create amazing art and culture
  • develop arts, cultural and creative industry, practice, and facilities
  • promote arts and culture to attract artists and creators, arts workers, visitors and investment.

Check if you can apply

Applicants who reside in Canberra may apply for funding, including:

  • individual Canberra residents
  • groups based in Canberra
  • organisations registered in Canberra.

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Find out more about your eligibility and how to apply.

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