Northern Territory Arts Grants Program

For more information on eligibility, activities not funded, the application, and the assessment process please reference the current Grants Guidelines.

Anyone interested in applying for an arts grant is encouraged to contact an Arts Broker at Arts NT to discuss the application prior to submission.

All grant applications must be submitted online using Grants-Tracker. Paper-based applications will not be accepted. If you are unable to use the application system, due to access or technology issues, please contact an Arts Broker on 1800 678 237

Northern Territory Arts Grants Program

Proudly Supported by the Northern Territory Government 

Closing Date
Quick Response Scheme Supports access to arts and cultural opportunities as they arise, in a flexible and responsive manner No closing date
Community Grants Increases access and participation in the arts for first time applicants, and for applicants from regional and remote areas of the NT, Indigenous, culturally and linguistically diverse and other priority groups including people with disability. No closing date
Community Festivals

Support established and emerging regional and remote community festivals to develop and present artistic programs and cultural maintenance initiatives in community arts celebrations.

No closing date
Arts Development Supports projects across all art forms for the research, development or creation of new work or community cultural development projects. 23 March 2015
Presentation and Promotion Supports projects which present, exhibit, distribute or promote NT arts practice. 23 March 2015
Skills Development Supports art initiatives that foster skills, knowledge and experience of participants and build community capacity. 23 March 2015
Emerging Artists Supports emerging artists to access funding for arts development, presentation and promotion or skills based projects. 23 March 2015
Regional Arts Fund Program
Australian Government Regional Arts Fund logo Proudly Supported by the Northern Territory Government
Closing Date
RAF Quick Response Grants Assists regional artists, arts organisations and communities to take up professional or skills development, or small project opportunities, which would otherwise be unavailable to applicants or limited by the constraints of other funding programs. No closing date
RAF Community Grants

RAF Creative Community category for:

  • arts and cultural activity
  • arts projects that involve the local community
  • innovative and creative ideas
  • strong arts, social and/or economic outcomes

RAF Activating Artists category for:

  • skills development of NT artists and communities
  • developing arts and cultural partnerships and professional network
17 August 2015

Artist in Residence Program

Australian Government and Australian Council for the Arts logos Proudly Supported by the Northern Territory Government

Closing Date
Artist in Residence Program Creates opportunities for artists and teachers to work together on developing effective teaching methods and practices for the arts, and allows artists to broaden their experiences and share their skills, while providing Northern Territory schools with greater exposure to the benefits of creative practice. 30 March 2015