Online Grants info hub

Application Essentials

Welcome to the DCA’s Online Grants’ information hub. This section contains information and resources to assist applicants to DCA grants and funding programs. 

Select from the menu on the left to view available programs, download application handbooks and access other key documents.

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Updates and announcements

June round grant suspensions
  • Grants rounds for the following categories have been suspended in June;
  • Artflight
  • Creative Industries Travel Assistance
  • Young People and the Arts Quick Response Program
  • If you are intending on submitting an application to the June round of the Arts Development – Artflight, Creative Industries Travel Assistance or the Young People and the Arts Quick Response categories, please be aware that this round has been suspended for 2015. Funding normally available for the June round has been reallocated to the April and May rounds. For projects/activities starting between 7 July and 7 September 2015, submit applications during the May 2015 round (closing 26 May 2015).

IMPORTANT – there have been recent changes to support material requirements for applicants to the Creative Development, Commercial Development, Community Engagement, Scholarship and Fellowships and Aboriginal Arts programs as well as the instructions on how to submit Support Materials in the DCA Grants – A Guide to Completing Your Application and Support Material ‘how-to’ Guide. If you have previously downloaded copies of the handbooks or other Application Resources, please ensure you refer to the updated documents before you commence planning or drafting a new application.

Applications Open

Applications to the following rounds opened on 20 June 2016. 

  • Young People and the Arts Fellowship
  • Creative Development Fellowship
  • Performing Arts Mid-Career Fellowship
  • Aboriginal Arts Forward Fellowship
  • Visual Arts and Craft Mid-Career Fellowship

Regional Venues Improvement Fund: all categories closing 30 June 2016.

  • Venue Functional Upgrades
  • Minor Technical Equipment Upgrades
  • Major Technical Equipment Upgrades

Creative Development, Commercial Development, Community Engagement, Regional and Remote Touring Fund and Aboriginal Arts programs U-15k categories: open year round. 

See the DCA Grants Key Dates calendar for other important dates.