A strong and vibrant arts and cultural sector is integral to the health and well-being of our communities. It will underpin the economic recovery of the Territory, achieved through providing opportunities to grow the creative and cultural economy, encourage artistic excellence and achievement and community participation in arts and culture.
The Northern Territory Government, through Arts NT, supports the arts and cultural sector through the delivery of:
• Arts policy, strategies, research and advice to the NTG and arts sector.
• Funding and partnership programs that build the capacity and sustainability of the arts and cultural industries.
• Funding for artists, arts workers, arts and cultural organisations and community groups that support arts and cultural industry development, community access and participation in arts and culture.
• Arts and cultural infrastructure development and support through NTG leased and owned venues and facilities.
2020-21 Arts and Culture Grants Program includes:
Arts and Culture COVID-19 Recovery Program:
• Arts Projects Funding
– Arts and Skills Development
– Presentation and Promotion
– Emerging Artists
• Professional Development
Future grants programs will continue to respond to the contemporary needs of the arts and culture sector and the Northern Territory’s COVID-19 economic recovery.
Individual applicants must be:
• an Australian citizen or have permanent residence status.
• over 18 years of age.
• a current resident of the Northern Territory.
Evidence of residential status may be requested by way of driver’s license, power bill, and electoral roll registration. Individuals can not apply for funding on behalf of another individual, unless authorised by that individual due to accessibility.
• Individuals to apply as a sole trader with a registered ABN.
• If an individual is not a sole trader, the applicant can request funding of up to $15 000. Please note banking details must match application information.
Employees of the Northern Territory Government are ineligible to apply where there is a direct conflict of interest.
Groups not legally constituted must identify an individual in the group to be legally and financially responsible for the grant. The responsible individual must meet the above criteria for individuals.
Organisations must be legally constituted and have their main place of business registered in the Northern Territory. Entities registered and operating outside of the Territory cannot apply, however can partner with an eligible Territory based arts organisations and/or artists.
Northern Territory Government agencies and associated entities, local government bodies and education institutions are ineligible.