Grants are available to support arts and cultural activities in regional South Australia that are sustainable, have long term cultural, economic and social benefits, develop partnerships and cultural networks and provide skills development opportunities.

We have a number of documents you can download that will help you apply for or acquit your grants. Please be sure to read through these before applying for a grant.

Arts and Culture Grant Program (Regional)

As part of the South Australian Governments $8 million investment into the arts there will be a special round of funding over the next year specifically for regional artists and arts organisations.

Regional artists and art organisations will be able to apply for amounts between $2,000 and $50,000 to support to create and present new work and/or support for projects that create local employment opportunities.

More information will be available in July.

Available grants

Project Grants - Regional Arts Fund

  • Up to $30,000
  • Round 2 is now open and closes 15 August 2022 for projects starting after 1 January 2023.

Project Grants will fund high-quality arts projects benefitting regional or remote artists, arts workers, audiences and communities. The focus of the project could include any area of creative practice, multiple artforms or cross-disciplinary practice.

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Quick Response Grants — Regional Arts Fund

  • Up to $3000 for Individuals; Up to $5000 for Organisations/Community Groups
  • Quick Response Grant rounds run monthly from February to November. The August Quick Response Grant round is now open and closes 11.29pm, 31 August 2022.

Quick Response Grants will fund professional development opportunities for artists and arts workers or small project opportunities. The program supports immediate need that arises where the activity is unable to be planned for or supported in other funding rounds, for example taking up professional development, skills development or small project opportunities at short notice.

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Skills Development Assistance Grants

  • Up to $1,500
  • Annually from mid-January to mid-December

Country Arts SA’s Skills Development Assistance Grants are available to support artists and arts workers to participate in professional development opportunities. The grants are fast-turnaround and are intended for those who wish to undertake a time sensitive Skills Development opportunity. These grants provide assistance with travel and accommodation costs associated with undertaking professional development opportunities such as workshops, conferences, seminars etc. Country Arts SA's Skills Development Assistance Program is managed by Country Arts SA on behalf of Arts South Australia for the South Australian Government. The Skills Development Assistance Program opens each year in mid-January and closes mid-December.

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Shows on the Road (GAL) - Country Arts SA

  • Opens 31 January 2022

This program aims to increase access to the arts through the delivery of professional performing arts to smaller country centres.

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