Arts Activities

Arts Activities funding is available to ACT-based artists at all stages of their careers and to organisations providing the Canberra community with opportunities to engage in the arts. It supports artists, groups and arts organisations to undertake a broad range of activities including artform-based projects, mentorships, residencies, professional or skills development and opportunities for the community to actively engage in the arts.

Please note that during the COVID-19 pandemic you will need to speak to artsACT staff prior to applying for a project involving interstate or international travel.

Arts Activities Funding is available through two categories:

  • Up to $5k Funding: is open all year round.
  • $5-50k Funding: two rounds per year.

The Government has committed to $775,000 being available for Arts Activities across the two categories. At least $175,000 will be available for the Up to $5k category over the calendar year, and at least $600,000 will be available for the two $5-50k rounds.

Applications are now open for the next round of $5 to $50k Arts Activities funding and will close on 28 February 2022.

Apply here:


Photo: Dune Rats, CMJ 2012 – Pic by Johnny Au.


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