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Arts & Cultural

The City of Adelaide 2016-2020 Strategic Plan states that ‘Our culture infuses creativity and the arts in everything we do’ and commits to a ‘Multicultural city with a passion to create authentic and internationally renowned experiences’.

The Arts and Cultural Grants Program is intended to assist in the delivery of the Strategic Plan by providing funding to eligible groups, organisations and individuals to deliver creative arts and cultural projects that contribute to a welcoming and dynamic City full of rich and diverse experiences. 

Funding Categories

The Arts and Cultural Grants Program has four funding categories: 

1. Artistic Development Grants

Agreements available for 1 to 3 years, up to $20,000 in total (not per year)

Funding will be provided for projects that offer skill development opportunities for young, emerging and established artists and musicians in the City and also deliver a public outcome.

2. Public Art Grants (Now open, closing 20 October 2017)

Up to $8,000

Funding will be provided for creative practitioners to deliver temporary public artworks within the public realm.

3. Community Programs and Events Grants (Now open, closing 20 October 2017)

Up to $8,000

Funding will be provided for events, performances and exhibitions which contribute to the City as a welcoming and dynamic place for people to live, work and visit. 

Funding in this category will also be provided for projects which engage people with the City’s unique built heritage or small community based events that promote and celebrate multiculturalism. Applicants must also demonstrate that the project fosters multicultural understanding and integration with the wider community

4. Quick Response Grants (Open year round)

Up to $2,000

Funding across all of the above categories will be provided for applicants delivering projects which require a quick turn-around time and a small financial contribution. This could include events, activities, performances, public artworks and workshops.

The Quick Response grant category is open year round.

View the successful 2016/17 Art and Cultural Grant recipients.

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