2017 Programs

In March 2016, DCA introduced the Creative Development, Commercial Development, Community Engagement, Aboriginal Arts and Scholarship and Fellowships programs. The new programs replace DCA’s previous grants programs, providing greater flexibility and better opportunities for prospective applicants.

Applications are open year round for grant requests up to $15,000 (U-15k categories).

You can apply to any of the following programs through Online Grants. See the DCA Grants Key Dates Calendar for applicable dates and deadlines.

For applications to the below programs, please refer to the respective program information page:


In the interim, you can continue to submit applications to the Arts Development – Artflight, Young People and the Arts – Quick Response, and Creative Industries - Travel Assistance rounds closing 27 January and 23 February.
If you are intending to apply for a DCA grant in 2016, contact a DCA Grants and Programs Officer who can provide advice and assistance to hDCA’s Grants Programs are changing and will be relaunched in February 2016.