Northern Territory Arts Grants Program

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

To apply online visit Grants-Tracker

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 Description 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

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

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.


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

 20 October 2014

Presentation and Promotion Supports projects which present, exhibit, distribute or promote NT arts practice.

20 October 2014

Skills Development Supports art initiatives that foster skills, knowledge and experience of participants and build community capacity.

20 October 2014

Emerging Artists Supports emerging artists to access funding for arts development, presentation and promotion or skills based projects.

 20 October 2014