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Australia Council invites applications for “Arts Projects for Individuals and Groups” grants


About the opportunity

Artists and arts workers are invited to apply to the Australia Council for the Arts’ Arts Projects for Individuals and Groups grant program.

Applications close at 3pm AEST on Tuesday 1 September 2020, for projects starting after 1 December 2020.

About the program

This program funds a range of activities that deliver benefits to the arts sector and wider public, including national and international audiences. Grants are available from $10,000 to $50,000. Supported activities must last no longer than two years from the proposed start date.

Please note: Your project must take into account the latest advice regarding COVID-19.

Who can apply

Only individuals and groups may apply to this category. You must be an Australian citizen or an Australian permanent resident, and a practicing artist or arts professional.

Applications for funding to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts panel must come from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals or groups.

Please note: You can only submit one application to this closing date of Arts Projects for Individuals and Groups.

What can be applied for

The grant funds a range of activities, for example:

  • professional skills development, including mentoring and residencies
  • the creation of new work
  • practice-based research
  • creative development
  • experimentation
  • collaborations
  • touring
  • festivals
  • productions
  • exhibitions
  • performances
  • publishing
  • recording
  • promotion and marketing
  • market development activity, and
  • activities that creatively engage communities.


If you need advice about applying, contact an Artists Services Officer now by


Phone: 02 9215 9000

Toll-free: 1800 226 912

National Relay Service: 1800 555 677 (The National Relay Service offer a range of options for making a call, all of which we welcome. Visit the NRS.)