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Arts NT Funding – apply now

Could your arts organisation or business do with a little cash injection?

The Arts NT Strategic Arts Program provides targeted funding to support sustainable development in the arts, with funding available for NT artists, arts workers, festivals and organisations. 

Put simply, Arts NT has funds – $400,000 in fact – and they want to share it with you!

The funding program was initiated in 2017, and in 2018 has been extended to support arts organisations to employ aboriginal artists and arts workers, and to support the growth of community festivals.

This year, grants are available across  four different categories: Access for Artists with Disabilities, Independent Producers and Curators, Community Festival Capacity Building and Arts Industry Development. 

Successful applicants in 2017 included the Darwin Fringe Festival which received $20,000 to engage a consultant to examine the current state of the festival and to explore its future possibilities; Artback NT received $65,660 to take a delegation of 30 NT Arts Ambassadors to attend the 2018 Australian Performing Arts Market in Brisbane – including Skinnyfish Sound System; and Arts Access Darwin received $20,000 for 16 Darwin based artists with intellectual disabilities to lead the development and production of a new, innovative and accessible e-book: Talking To The Future.

Author and StoryProjects creative producer Johanna Bell received funding of $20,000, which allowed her to undertake an in-depth business planning process with a specialist consultancy and develop a new model for developing and delivering projects.

“I’d been running StoryProjects, my creative production business, for almost for three years when I applied for the funding. In that time, I’d delivered some fabulous projects but I was really stretched. Figuring out how to work sustainably and avoid burnout was challenging. If you don’t build in time to read, think and reflect, then your most important asset, your creativity, is at risk.”

Applications close Fri 16 Mar | dtc.nt.gov.au

Image: Skinnyfish Sound System; image by MATSU

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