Arts 15k-plus

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.

Eligibility

Individuals, groups and organisations are welcome to apply however:

  • Individuals must have Australian citizenship or permanent resident status.
  • Groups including unincorporated bodies, partnerships and individuals informally collaborating on an activity must be based in Australia.
  • Organisations must either be registered under law (e.g. incorporated association, company limited by guarantee) or created by law (e.g. university, school or government statutory authority).
  • WA educational institutions (kindergartens, primary and secondary schools, colleges and universities) cannot apply for curriculum-based arts activity. If you are in any doubt, contact us to discuss your activity.
  • If you are applying on behalf of Aboriginal people you must provide evidence of significant Aboriginal involvement in the conception, development of and participation in the activity.
  • Although WA residency is not a requirement to apply for a grant, if you are applying from outside WA you will need to show the benefits to WA artists, creatives, arts or cultural workers in your application.

Guidelines

Refer to the guidelines for more information before applying.

Arts 15k-plus guidelines

Funding overview

Open

Who can apply

Amount available

  • Sector Initiatives: Over $15,000
  • Creative Development: Over $15,000
  • Commercial Development: Over $15,000
  • Aboriginal Arts: Over $15,000

Funding rounds

Round Open Draft review Close Project start/event dates Category
January 2019 12:00 AM 22 Jan 2019 04:00 PM 19 Feb 2019 04:00 PM 28 Feb 2019 12:00 AM 1 Jun 2019
  • Aboriginal Arts
  • Commercial Development
  • Creative Development
  • Sector Initiatives
May 2019 12:00 AM 28 May 2019 04:00 PM 18 Jun 2019 04:00 PM 27 Jun 2019 12:00 AM 1 Oct 2019
  • Aboriginal Arts
  • Commercial Development
  • Creative Development
  • Sector Initiatives
September 2019 12:00 AM 10 Sep 2019 04:00 PM 1 Oct 2019 04:00 PM 11 Oct 2019 12:00 AM 1 Feb 2020
  • Aboriginal Arts
  • Commercial Development
  • Creative Development
  • Sector Initiatives

January funding round overview

Statistical information by discipline

Discipline Applications assessed Applications approved Success rate (%) Total amount requested Total amount approved
Interdisciplinary 7 2 29% $374,178 $88,030
Visual Arts and Crafts 9 4 44% $332,785 $160,889
Design 1 1 100% $40,000 $27,040
Music 6 1 17% $313,446 $57,985
Theatre 5 4 80% $230,669 $197,837
Writing 5 4 80% $180,587 $148,192
Circus 1 1 100% $59,443 $59,443
Dance 4 2 50% $190,335 $108,000

Statistical information by category

CategoryApplications assessed Applications approved Success rate (%) Total amount requested Total amount approved
Aboriginal Arts 15k-plus - 2018 to 2019 4 2 50% $206,704 $86,704
Commercial Development 15k-plus - 2018 to 2019 6 2 33% $237,627 $49,440
Creative Development 15k-plus - 2018 to 2019 24 14 58% $1,083,647 $656,325
Sector Initiatives 15k-plus - 2018 to 2019 4 1 25% $193,465 $54,947
Page reviewed 19 July 2019