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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Online Grants


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).

Applications are now closed for the Creative Development program (15k-Plus category), the Community Engagement program (15k-Plus category) and the YPA International Scholarship.

You can still apply to the U-15k categories of these programs at any time, provided your application is submitted at least 25 business days before you intend to start work on your project or activity.

Applications Open

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. 

Upcoming Rounds

Applications to the following rounds open on 20 June 2016. 


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

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