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September 2025

Open: 9/2/2025 1:00:00 AM

Close: 10/9/2025 8:00:00 AM

August 2024

Open: 8/27/2024 1:00:00 AM

Close: 10/3/2024 8:00:00 AM

December 2023

Open: 12/19/2023 1:00:00 AM

Close: 2/1/2024 8:00:00 AM

Arts Activities in Regional Communities

Funding closed but opening later

Opening 27 August 2024

Funding for projects that support participation in, access to and creation of arts and culture in regional Western Australia.

For arts and cultural projects in regional WA that align with the following objectives:

  • Increase access to and/or participation in arts and culture in regional Western Australia.
  • Provide employment opportunities, skills development or/and career pathways for regional Western Australian artists and arts workers.
  • Encourage development of regional creative and cultural industries including cultural tourism.
  • Support community led activities and creative developments.
  • Contribute to social inclusion, wellbeing, cohesion and vibrancy in regional WA communities.

Available for

  • Aboriginal communities
  • Groups
  • Individuals
  • Organisations
  • Regional local governments

Categories and amounts

  • Creative Projects (Up to $60,000)
  • Creative and Cultural Planning (Up to $50,000)

September 2022

Open: 9/6/2022 1:00:00 AM

Close: 10/20/2022 8:00:00 AM

April 2025

Open: 4/8/2025 1:00:00 AM

Close: 5/15/2025 8:00:00 AM

December 2024

Open: 12/3/2024 1:00:00 AM

Close: 1/16/2025 8:00:00 AM

August 2024

Open: 8/6/2024 1:00:00 AM

Close: 9/12/2024 8:00:00 AM

April 2024

Open: 4/23/2024 1:00:00 AM

Close: 5/30/2024 8:00:00 AM

December 2023

Open: 12/19/2023 1:00:00 AM

Close: 2/1/2024 8:00:00 AM

August 2023

Open: 8/22/2023 1:00:00 AM

Close: 9/28/2023 8:00:00 AM

Arts Projects for Individuals and Groups

Funding closed but opening later

Opening 6 August 2024

Offering between $5000 and $80,000 funding for artists and creative industry professionals to deliver a one-off project or a program of activity.

The program supports the development and growth of a vibrant sector that promotes the participation and active engagement of Western Australian communities in high quality arts and cultural experiences.

Available for

  • Groups
  • Individuals

Categories and amounts

  • Creative Development (Between $5000 and $80,000)
  • Arts and Creative Business Development (Between $5000 and $80,000)
  • Aboriginal Arts (Between $5000 and $80,000)

April 2025

Open: 4/8/2025 1:00:00 AM

Close: 5/15/2025 8:00:00 AM

December 2024

Open: 12/3/2024 1:00:00 AM

Close: 1/16/2025 8:00:00 AM

August 2024

Open: 8/6/2024 1:00:00 AM

Close: 9/12/2024 8:00:00 AM

April 2024

Open: 4/23/2024 1:00:00 AM

Close: 5/30/2024 8:00:00 AM

December 2023

Open: 12/19/2023 1:00:00 AM

Close: 2/1/2024 8:00:00 AM

August 2023

Open: 8/22/2023 1:00:00 AM

Close: 9/28/2023 8:00:00 AM

Arts Projects for Organisations

Funding closed but opening later

Opening 6 August 2024

Offering between $5000 and $80,000 funding for arts and creative industry organisations to deliver a one-off project or a program of activity.

The program supports the development and growth of a vibrant sector that promotes the participation and active engagement of Western Australian communities in high quality arts and cultural experiences.

Available for

  • Organisations

Categories and amounts

  • Creative Development (Between $5000 and $80,000)
  • Annual Program of Activity (Between $5000 and $80,000)
  • Arts and Creative Business Development (Between $5000 and $80,000)
  • Aboriginal Arts (Between $5000 and $80,000)

Round 1 2024 to 2025

Open: 7/9/2024 1:00:00 AM

Close: 12/5/2024 8:00:00 AM

Round 2 2023 to 2024

Open: 4/30/2024 1:00:00 AM

Close: 6/6/2024 8:00:00 AM

Round 2 2023 to 2024

Open: 1/9/2024 1:00:00 AM

Close: 6/6/2024 8:00:00 AM

Round 1 2023 to 2024

Open: 7/11/2023 1:00:00 AM

Close: 12/7/2023 8:00:00 AM

Arts Short Notice Activity Program

Funding closed but opening later

Opening 9 July 2024

The Arts Short Notice Activity Program (Arts SNAP) for individuals and groups offers funding for regional, national and international short notice activities for artists and creative industry professionals.

The program supports the growth of a vibrant sector that promotes the participation and active engagement of Western Australian artists and arts workers in high quality arts and cultural opportunities. Grants of up to $5000 for national and regional opportunities, and up to $10,000 for international, are available for individuals and groups. 

Available for

  • Groups
  • Individuals

Categories and amounts

  • Regional and national opportunities (Up to $5000)
  • International opportunities (Up to $10,000)

3

Open: 2/1/2023 12:00:00 AM

Close: 3/1/2023 9:00:00 AM

Community Recovery Grants

Open: 8/29/2023 4:00:00 PM

Close: 4/30/2025 3:59:00 PM

Community Recovery Grants Program || Community Recovery Grants || open || Funding round open
Closing: 11:59pm 30 April 2025

Community Recovery Grants Program

Funding round open

Closing 11:59pm 30 April 2025

The Community Recovery Grants Program supports the well-being, psychosocial recovery and resilience of communities impacted by the flooding associated with ex-Tropical Cyclone Ellie.

It funds local groups and community organisations to deliver activities and events that will assist the community to recover, reconnect and build capacity for future change with an emphasis on social and emotional wellbeing. The program’s key focus is to ensure that communities can access resources and services to support their ability to heal and build community resilience.

Available for

  • Aboriginal organisations
  • Not-for-profit organisations
  • Regional organisations

Categories and amounts

  • Small Community Initiative Grants (Projects ranging from $2500 up to $20,000)
  • Large Community Initiative Grants (Projects ranging from $20,001 up to $100,000)
  • Clean-up grants (Up to $75,000)

September 2024

Open: 9/3/2024 1:00:00 AM

Close: 10/10/2024 8:00:00 AM

2023-24

Open: 10/31/2023 1:00:00 AM

Close: 2/1/2024 8:00:00 AM

Connecting to Country

Funding closed but opening later

Opening 3 September 2024

Supports projects that enable Western Australian Aboriginal people and organisations to undertake on Country activities that foster the intergenerational transfer of knowledge, preservation of culture and strengthening of communities.

The program intends to:

  • facilitate sharing of cultural knowledge and skills between generations, such as the preservation of language, stories and dance
  • recognise Aboriginal cultural leadership within the Aboriginal community and support leadership development in young people
  • contribute to stronger community mental health and wellbeing
  • strengthen, protect and maintain traditional ways of maintaining cultural knowledge.

Available for

  • Aboriginal communities
  • Community organisations
  • Education institutions
  • Groups
  • Individuals
  • Industry representative bodies
  • Local governments

Categories and amounts

Round 1 2024 to 2025

Open: 7/9/2024 1:00:00 AM

Close: 12/5/2024 8:00:00 AM

Round 2 2023 to 2024

Open: 1/9/2024 1:00:00 AM

Close: 6/6/2024 8:00:00 AM

Round 1 2023 to 2024

Open: 7/11/2023 1:00:00 AM

Close: 12/7/2023 8:00:00 AM

Contemporary Music Fund

Funding closed but opening later

Opening 9 July 2024

The Contemporary Music Fund (CMF) assists homegrown contemporary music artists with projects that enable them to produce and promote their work, along with building links nationally and internationally.

The program provides funding support to the WA contemporary music sector across a range of activities.

CMF Short Notice Activity Program

The Contemporary Music Fund Short Notice Activity Program (CMF SNAP) is a grant program that supports short notice opportunities for individuals, bands and music industry professionals. 

The program’s key focus is to capitalise on available opportunities by supporting applicants to respond to short notice, career building opportunities where the time frame is out of the applicant’s control and the activity cannot be funded under the Arts Projects for Individuals/Organisations grant programs.

Available for

  • Community organisations
  • Groups
  • Individuals

Categories and amounts

  • Professional development opportunities (Up to $5000)
  • International touring/showcasing opportunities (Up to $15,000)
  • Regional and national touring/showcasing opportunities (Up to $10,000)

Open year-round

Open:

Close:

August 2021

Open: 8/3/2021 1:00:00 AM

Close: 9/23/2021 8:00:00 AM

2022

Open: 9/15/2022 1:00:00 AM

Close: 10/27/2022 8:00:00 AM

September 2024

Open: 9/3/2024 1:00:00 AM

Close: 10/10/2024 8:00:00 AM

Opening in Term 3

Open: 7/20/2025 4:00:00 PM

Close: 7/30/2026 4:00:00 PM

April 2024

Open: 4/23/2024 1:00:00 AM

Close: 5/30/2024 8:00:00 AM

Creativity for Schools

Funding closed but opening later

Opening 21 July 2025

This program partners schools and creatives to embed creativity into students' learning and understanding across curriculum areas.

The Creativity for Schools Program offers funding support to connect Western Australian creatives with schools.

Creativity for Schools supports activities using arts-based practice to engage students in their learning beyond arts curriculum areas. The two program categories, Collaboration and Residency, will support access, participation and overall engagement for students (K to 12) in transformative creative learning experiences. They will also develop educators to use creative pedagogy across curriculum areas and beyond. 

Available for

  • Community organisations
  • Individuals
  • Local governments
  • Organisations
  • Not-for-profit organisations
  • Primary schools
  • Secondary schools

Categories and amounts

  • Residency (Grants of up to $20,000)
  • Collaboration (Grants of up to $60,000)

Event Suppliers Support Program

Open: 3/24/2022 4:00:00 PM

Close: 6/30/2022 9:00:00 AM

2024

Open: 7/2/2024 1:00:00 AM

Close: 8/8/2024 8:00:00 AM

Gaming Community Trust

Funding closed but opening later

Opening 2 July 2024

Projects must demonstrate a benefit to the community, be benevolent or charitable in nature and align to one or more of the categories.

The Gaming Community Trust (the Trust) grant program is funded through the unclaimed winnings of casino gaming and wagering in Western Australia. The Trust is supported by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) in managing the grant program.

Available for

  • Charities
  • Education institutions
  • Incorporated associations
  • Individuals
  • Organisations
  • Primary schools
  • Registered corporations
  • Secondary schools

Categories and amounts

  • Community Culture ($20,000 to $50,000)
  • Disability Inclusion ($20,000 to $50,000)
  • Community Sports Engagement ($20,000 to $50,000)
  • First Nations Promotion ($20,000 to $50,000)
  • Gambling Harm Reduction ($20,000 to $50,000)

2024 — 2025

Open: 10/31/2023 1:00:00 AM

Close: 5/8/2024 8:00:00 AM

Performing Arts, Theatres and Cinemas Assistance Program

Open: 3/24/2022 4:00:00 PM

Close: 6/30/2022 9:00:00 AM

October 2023

Open: 10/24/2023 1:00:00 AM

Close: 11/30/2023 8:00:00 AM

April 2024

Open: 4/23/2024 1:00:00 AM

Close: 5/30/2024 8:00:00 AM

March 2025

Open: 3/4/2025 1:00:00 AM

Close: 4/10/2025 8:00:00 AM

April 2024

Open: 4/23/2024 1:00:00 AM

Close: 5/30/2024 8:00:00 AM

Regional Aboriginal Arts Development

Funding closed but opening later

Opening 4 March 2025

Funding for projects that support the development of Aboriginal artists and the Aboriginal arts and cultural sector in regional Western Australia.

For Aboriginal arts and cultural projects in regional and remote WA that align with one or more of the following objectives:

  • support the development of significant and large-scale works created and produced by Aboriginal artists in regional Western Australia
  • showcase the unique stories of Western Australia’s First Nations peoples and engage new and diverse audiences
  • support regional Aboriginal arts and cultural organisations to develop strategic, business, succession, sustainability, and/or governance plans
  • support audience development and economic diversification by strengthening Aboriginal arts and cultural organisations and industry
  • support long-term skills development goals for Aboriginal arts workers, artists and communities
  • enable employment opportunities and improve economic growth for regional Aboriginal artists, arts workers and communities.

Available for

  • Aboriginal communities
  • Community organisations
  • Groups
  • Individuals
  • Regional organisations

Categories and amounts

  • Creative development (Grants of up to $150,000)
  • Business development and capacity building (Grants of up to $50,000)

December 2023

Open: 12/19/2023 1:00:00 AM

Close: 2/29/2024 8:00:00 AM

September 2025

Open: 9/2/2025 1:00:00 AM

Close: 10/9/2025 8:00:00 AM

August 2024

Open: 8/27/2024 1:00:00 AM

Close: 10/3/2024 8:00:00 AM

October 2023

Open: 10/24/2023 1:00:00 AM

Close: 11/30/2023 8:00:00 AM

Regional Performing Arts

Funding closed but opening later

Opening 27 August 2024

Funding to support the development of new performing arts work and touring of existing performing arts work in regional Western Australia.

For the development and presentation of performing arts work in regional WA that align with 2 or more of the following objectives:

  • Increase the number, quality and variety of performance-based works created, produced and/or presented in regional WA.
  • Showcase unique Western Australian stories and enable local communities to tell and view stories that are relevant to them.
  • Engage new audiences and contribute to the liveability and vibrancy of regional communities.
  • Establish or further develop partnerships, collaborations and/or networks between artists, producers, arts organisations, regional venues and communities.
  • Provide employment and/or professional skill development opportunities for regional artists and arts workers in regional WA.
  • Support projects that increase access and participation or presentation opportunities by, with or for Aboriginal communities and/or young people.

Available for

  • Groups
  • Individuals
  • Organisations
  • Regional local governments

Categories and amounts

  • Made in WA (Up to $150,000)
  • Playing WA (Up to $150,000)

Closed funding

Aboriginal Arts Commissioning Fund

Funding round closed

Providing opportunities for Aboriginal artists to share their stories through the development of new, large scale work.

This program is closed. Previous applicants to Aboriginal Arts Commission Fund can apply to the Regional Aboriginal Arts Development grant program when it is open.

Aboriginal Business Development and Capacity Building

Funding round closed

Providing business development support for planning and skill development in the regional Aboriginal arts and culture sector.

This program is closed. Previous applicants to Aboriginal Business Development and Capacity Building can apply to the Regional Aboriginal Arts Development grant program when it is open. 

Arts 15k-plus

Funding round closed

The Arts 15k-plus grant program offers between $15,000 and $60,000 funding for artists, creative industry professionals and organisations to deliver a one-off project or a program of activity.

The program supports the development and growth of a vibrant sector that promotes the participation and active engagement of Western Australian communities in high quality arts and cultural experiences.

December 2023

Open: 12/19/2023 1:00:00 AM

Close: 2/1/2024 8:00:00 AM

August 2024

Open: 8/27/2024 1:00:00 AM

Close: 10/3/2024 8:00:00 AM

September 2025

Open: 9/2/2025 1:00:00 AM

Close: 10/9/2025 8:00:00 AM

September 2022

Open: 9/6/2022 1:00:00 AM

Close: 10/20/2022 8:00:00 AM

Arts Organisations Investment Program

Funding round closed

The Arts Organisations Investment Program is an open and competitive multiyear funding program to support Western Australia’s arts, cultural and creative sector organisations.

The Arts Organisations Investment Program aims to build strong Western Australian arts, cultural and creative sector organisations that support the vibrancy of our State and celebrates this internationally.

It invests in a portfolio of small to medium organisations that:

  • create and present high quality and the best of its type arts, cultural and creative experiences
  • create work that is original, innovative and authentic that respects cultural tradition, or promotes social awareness and cohesion
  • broaden and deepen community access and engagement in arts, cultural and creative experiences
  • reflects the diversity of the State through telling Western Australian stories
  • have strong connections with and presence in communities increasing the reach, depth and diversity of audience engagement
  • collaborate with others to create new sustainable ways of working together
  • leverage opportunities and funding from a range of sources and partners develop and operate in a financially, environmentally and socially sustainable way.

August 2023

Open: 8/22/2023 1:00:00 AM

Close: 9/28/2023 8:00:00 AM

December 2023

Open: 12/19/2023 1:00:00 AM

Close: 2/1/2024 8:00:00 AM

April 2024

Open: 4/23/2024 1:00:00 AM

Close: 5/30/2024 8:00:00 AM

August 2024

Open: 8/6/2024 1:00:00 AM

Close: 9/12/2024 8:00:00 AM

December 2024

Open: 12/3/2024 1:00:00 AM

Close: 1/16/2025 8:00:00 AM

April 2025

Open: 4/8/2025 1:00:00 AM

Close: 5/15/2025 8:00:00 AM

August 2023

Open: 8/22/2023 1:00:00 AM

Close: 9/28/2023 8:00:00 AM

December 2023

Open: 12/19/2023 1:00:00 AM

Close: 2/1/2024 8:00:00 AM

April 2024

Open: 4/23/2024 1:00:00 AM

Close: 5/30/2024 8:00:00 AM

August 2024

Open: 8/6/2024 1:00:00 AM

Close: 9/12/2024 8:00:00 AM

December 2024

Open: 12/3/2024 1:00:00 AM

Close: 1/16/2025 8:00:00 AM

April 2025

Open: 4/8/2025 1:00:00 AM

Close: 5/15/2025 8:00:00 AM

Round 1 2023 to 2024

Open: 7/11/2023 1:00:00 AM

Close: 12/7/2023 8:00:00 AM

Round 2 2023 to 2024

Open: 1/9/2024 1:00:00 AM

Close: 6/6/2024 8:00:00 AM

Round 2 2023 to 2024

Open: 4/30/2024 1:00:00 AM

Close: 6/6/2024 8:00:00 AM

Round 1 2024 to 2025

Open: 7/9/2024 1:00:00 AM

Close: 12/5/2024 8:00:00 AM

3

Open: 2/1/2023 12:00:00 AM

Close: 3/1/2023 9:00:00 AM

CBD Revitalisation Grant Program

Funding round closed

The $4 million CBD Revitalisation Grant Program is part of a $12 million package to bring people back into the Perth CBD to accelerate economic and social recovery.

This will be achieved by providing targeted funding for activation activities to eligible businesses, property owners and not-for-profits to run a wide-range of events that focus on increasing foot traffic in the city, utilising empty and unused buildings throughout the CBD and activating the night-time economy. 

The State Government has committed $12 million to revitalise the Perth CBD. This includes a $4 million grant program for businesses, property owners and not-for-profit organisations to revitalise the city through event and activation activities over the next 12 months.

Eligible applicants will be able seek grant funding of up to $100,000 through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) through three funding rounds with specific delivery dates.

As part of the program, applicants will also be able to apply to the WA Government for the use of locations such as Elizabeth Quay, Yagan Square and the Cultural Centre Precinct. Applications for use of State-managed sites must be made separately to the relevant agency.

Community Participation and Inclusion Program

Funding round closed

Improving social inclusion and access to arts and culture in regional WA.

This program is closed. Previous applicants to Community Participation and Inclusion Program can apply to the Arts Activities in Regional Communities grant program when it is open.

Community Recovery Grants

Open: 8/29/2023 4:00:00 PM

Close: 4/30/2025 3:59:00 PM

Community Recovery Grants Program || Community Recovery Grants || open || Funding round open
Closing: 11:59pm 30 April 2025

2023-24

Open: 10/31/2023 1:00:00 AM

Close: 2/1/2024 8:00:00 AM

September 2024

Open: 9/3/2024 1:00:00 AM

Close: 10/10/2024 8:00:00 AM

Round 1 2023 to 2024

Open: 7/11/2023 1:00:00 AM

Close: 12/7/2023 8:00:00 AM

Round 2 2023 to 2024

Open: 1/9/2024 1:00:00 AM

Close: 6/6/2024 8:00:00 AM

Round 1 2024 to 2025

Open: 7/9/2024 1:00:00 AM

Close: 12/5/2024 8:00:00 AM

Open year-round

Open:

Close:

August 2021

Open: 8/3/2021 1:00:00 AM

Close: 9/23/2021 8:00:00 AM

Creative Communities COVID-19 Recovery Program

Funding round closed

Funding for artist-in-residence projects that engage communities and are delivered in partnership with artists and either a local government authority, local school, or community group.

The arts play a significant role in supporting communities to tackle disruption and re-establish local connection, strength and resilience beyond the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The DLGSC and Lotterywest Creative Communities COVID-19 Recovery Program provides funding for artist-in-residence projects that engage communities and are delivered in partnership with artists and either a local government authority, local school, not-for-profit community organisations or not-for-profit community services organisations.   

Categories include:

  • The Creative Communities — Residency category provides for short term artist-in-residence projects that run for a minimum of 4 weeks. This category is now closed.
  • The Creative Communities — Collaboration category provides for significant, collaborative artist-in-residence projects that run for a minimum of 10 weeks. This category is now closed.

2022

Open: 9/15/2022 1:00:00 AM

Close: 10/27/2022 8:00:00 AM

Creative Learning Partnerships Program

Funding round closed

Increasing access for students and teachers to engage in enriched learning through arts experiences.

The Creative Learning Partnerships Program offers grants between $60,000 and $250,000 per annum to deliver 2-year creative learning programs. 

The Creative Learning Partnerships Program enhances students’ (years 2 to 9) and educators’ creative learning capabilities in and through the arts. Programs will build educators' pedagogical capacities and increase access to and participation in the arts, cultural and creative activities.

A key concern addressed through the program is those students who are disadvantaged and least likely to have access to such opportunities to enrich their overall learning and engagement. As part of the Creative Learning Partnerships Program, arts organisations will work with identified clusters of schools to deliver programming over two years.

April 2024

Open: 4/23/2024 1:00:00 AM

Close: 5/30/2024 8:00:00 AM

September 2024

Open: 9/3/2024 1:00:00 AM

Close: 10/10/2024 8:00:00 AM

Opening in Term 3

Open: 7/20/2025 4:00:00 PM

Close: 7/30/2026 4:00:00 PM

Event Suppliers Support Program

Open: 3/24/2022 4:00:00 PM

Close: 6/30/2022 9:00:00 AM

Event Suppliers Support Program

Funding round closed

One-off financial aid payment for an event suppliers business.

As part of the $77 million Safe Transition Industry Support Package, the Event Suppliers Support program provides a one-off financial aid payment for an event suppliers business to partially offset some of the additional costs or lost revenues affected by delay to full border reopening of the Western Australian border or capacity constraints introduced to manage the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

2024

Open: 7/2/2024 1:00:00 AM

Close: 8/8/2024 8:00:00 AM

2024 — 2025

Open: 10/31/2023 1:00:00 AM

Close: 5/8/2024 8:00:00 AM

Partnership Acceptance Learning Sharing (PALS)

Funding round closed

Grants for WA schools to promote and advance reconciliation.

Funding assistance is available for your school to complete a PALS project. PALS projects are varied, and your school may already be involved with initiatives that are eligible for PALS funding. PALS funding is available to all WA primary and secondary schools and encourages schools with and without Aboriginal students to participate.

PALS is an initiative of the department which encourages WA schools to develop projects that promote reconciliation in their local community. PALS is based on the core attributes of:

  • Partnership between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people based on trust, mutual respect and understanding.
  • Acceptance of and respect for diversity and valuing Aboriginal perspectives.
  • Learning more about each other, Aboriginal histories, languages and cultures; and how we can build strong partnerships with Aboriginal people.
  • Sharing a common journey towards healing and reconciliation.

PALS applications will only be accepted via the Culture and the Arts Online Grants portal. When the program is open you can click on ‘Submit an application’ to be directed to the new portal (The previous dedicated PALS Online Grants Portal has now closed).

Performing Arts, Theatres and Cinemas Assistance Program

Open: 3/24/2022 4:00:00 PM

Close: 6/30/2022 9:00:00 AM

Performing Arts, Theatres and Cinemas Assistance Program

Funding round closed

One-off financial aid payment to a range of indoor entertainment venues.

As part of the $67 million Level 1 COVID-19 Business Assistance Package, the $1.3 million Performing Arts, Theatres and Cinemas Assistance Program provides a one-off financial aid payment to a range of indoor entertainment venues (i.e. independent performing art venues, theatres cinemas, and live music venues) that have been impacted by capacity constraints introduced to manage the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Playing WA

Funding round closed

Supporting touring performing arts shows to regional and remote Western Australia.

This program is closed. Previous applicants to Playing WA can now apply to the Regional Performing Arts grant program.

October 2023

Open: 10/24/2023 1:00:00 AM

Close: 11/30/2023 8:00:00 AM

Playing WA Multiyear

Funding round closed

Funding to support a 3-year program touring WA-produced performing arts shows to regional and remote towns and communities in Western Australia.

Up to $400,000 for touring programs delivered across 3 years that align with 2 or more of the following objectives:

  • Increase the number, quality and variety of performances touring to regional WA.
  • Engage new audiences and contribute to the liveability and vibrancy of regional communities by enabling local communities to make decisions about their performing arts needs.
  • Establish or further develop partnerships, collaborations and/or networks between artists, producers, arts organisations, regional venues and communities.
  • Provide employment and/or professional skill development opportunities for regional artists and arts workers in regional WA.
  • Support projects that increase access and participation or presentation opportunities by, with or for Aboriginal communities and/or young people.

The Regional Performing Arts grant program is available for one-off touring programs. 

Playwright Partnership Program

Funding round closed

Assists Western Australian playwrights to partner with established producers in commissioning new theatre scripts that tell Western Australian stories. The program offers grants for applications up to $30,000.

Playwrights are asked to develop proposals in partnership with a producing partner who will commission the work and submit the application. The producing partner must demonstrate the commitment and capacity to develop the commissioned work into a fully professional production within a reasonable timeframe. The producing partner is expected to match funding on a dollar for dollar basis. This may include in-kind support.

April 2024

Open: 4/23/2024 1:00:00 AM

Close: 5/30/2024 8:00:00 AM

Public Regional Galleries Improvement Fund

Funding round closed

The program aims to improve access to high-quality arts and cultural experiences for regional audiences, and increase the capacity of public galleries to receive touring exhibitions.

The program aims to improve access to high-quality arts and cultural experiences for regional audiences, and increase the capacity of public galleries to receive touring exhibitions.

Your application must align with the primary objective and the supporting objectives.

April 2024

Open: 4/23/2024 1:00:00 AM

Close: 5/30/2024 8:00:00 AM

March 2025

Open: 3/4/2025 1:00:00 AM

Close: 4/10/2025 8:00:00 AM

December 2023

Open: 12/19/2023 1:00:00 AM

Close: 2/29/2024 8:00:00 AM

Regional Arts Venues Support

Funding round closed

Funding to support the expansion of annual programs delivered by arts venues in regional Western Australia over a 3-year period.

The primary objective of the Regional Arts Venues Support program is to support the development of regional arts venues by enhancing their reach and engagement. 

Supporting objectives:

  • Raise the quality, scale and profile of the arts in regional Western Australia
  • Boost employment and tourism opportunities in regional Western Australia  
  • Enable regional arts venues to better leverage investment and generate income
  • Increase opportunities for regional communities to participate in arts and cultural activities and contribute to the liveability and vibrancy of regional communities.

October 2023

Open: 10/24/2023 1:00:00 AM

Close: 11/30/2023 8:00:00 AM

August 2024

Open: 8/27/2024 1:00:00 AM

Close: 10/3/2024 8:00:00 AM

September 2025

Open: 9/2/2025 1:00:00 AM

Close: 10/9/2025 8:00:00 AM

Industry funding

Major Performing Arts companies

The Major Performing Arts companies play a vital role in the development of artists and audiences, as well as being a large employer of artists and arts professionals in Western Australia.

Major Performing Arts companies

Showcase

‘Showcase’ profiles the creativity, skill and talent of artists and arts organisations in Western Australia through media, social media platforms and outdoor screens across the city.

Contact us

Grants officers

For enquiries relating to the grant programs, including advice or assistance with your application, contact a grants officer:

Email a grants officer

Online Grants portal technical support

For help to use the portal or for technical issues, email the Online Grants Support Team.

Assistance for people with disability

The department is committed to supporting applicants with disability. Information can be provided in alternative formats (large print, electronic or Braille) upon request.

If you require special assistance in preparing your application, please call 61 8 6552 7400 or toll free for regional WA callers on 1800 634 541.

Family, friends, mentors and/or carers can attend meetings with you.

If you are deaf, or have a hearing or speech impairment, contact us through one of the following:

  • National Relay Service (NRS) then ask for 1800 634 541
  • TTY users phone 133 677 then ask for 1800 634 541
  • Speak and Listen users phone 1800 555 727 ask for 1800 634 541.

Interpreting assistance

For interpreting assistance in languages other than English, telephone the Translation and Interpreting Service on 13 14 50.

Regional applicants

Toll free (country WA callers only) 1800 634 541

Page reviewed 21 June 2024