Western Australian Theatre Development Initiative

Supports the production and performance of outstanding professional theatre in Western Australia. The program offers grants for applications up to $100,000.

The initiative encourages the development of a vibrant and sustainable Western Australian theatre sector by supporting high quality professional productions in the mid-tier sector. Successful proposals will include a clear audience development strategy, provide professional development opportunities for WA theatre practitioners and offer the potential to tour regionally and/or nationally.


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)
  • 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
  • Arts Organisations Investment Program recipients are eligible to apply to this program only if producing in partnership with a WA creative team or theatre company that is not a current recipient of annual funding from DLGSC.

Funding overview

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Funding closed

Who can apply

Amount available

  • Western Australian Theatre Development Initiative: Up to $100,000


Refer to the guidelines for more information before applying.

Western Australian Theatre Development Initiative guidelines

Funding rounds

Round Open Draft review Close Project start/event dates Category
2021 9:00am 27 April 2021 Not applicable 4:00pm 17 June 2021 1 October 2021 Western Australian Theatre Development Initiative
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