Northern Territory Arts Grants Program

Anyone interested in applying for an arts grant is encouraged to contact an Arts Broker on 1800678237 or email to discuss the application prior to submission.

All grant applications must be submitted online using Grants-Tracker. Paper-based applications will not be accepted. For information on eligibility and how to apply, please read the current NT Arts Grants Guidelines


Northern Territory Arts Grants Program


Closing Date
Quick Response SchemeSupports artists and arts workers to access professional development opportunities as they arise, in a flexible and responsive manner.Open all year
Community Festivals

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

Open all year

Project Round 2


5 October

9 November
Art Development

Supports projects across all art forms for the research, development or creation of new work or community cultural development projects.

Presentation and PromotionSupport projects which present, exhibit, distribute or promote NT arts practice.
Skills DevelopmentSupports art initiatives that foster skills, knowledge and experience of participants and build community capacity.
Emerging ArtistsSupports emerging artists to access funding for arts development, presentation and promotion or skills based projects
Regional Arts Fund Program
Australian Government Regional Arts Fund logo Proudly Supported by the Northern Territory Government
Closing Date
The Regional Arts Fund (RAF) is an Australian Government initiative supporting sustainable cultural development in regional and remote communities in Australia. The fund has an emphasis on building capacity in disadvantaged, very remote and Indigenous communities. In the Northern Territory the RAF is managed by the Northern Territory Government through Arts NT, Department of Arts and Museums.
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.Open all year
RAF Community Grants

RAF Creative Communities:

supports projects that encourage:

  • arts and cultural activity and participation in the community
  • arts projects that involve the local community
  • innovative and creative ideas with a strong arts outcome, with a well-articulated social and/or economic impact in the community

RAF Activating Artists:

supports projects that encourage:

  • skills development of locally based artists
  • collaboration and skills development of local community members and/or arts workers
  • professional and skills development that builds capacity and provides access to new arts and cultural relationships and networks
Open in 2016