How to apply

Important information

Arts NSW application rounds close at 5pm (AEST) on the specified closing date.

It is recommended you allow plenty of time to review your responses before submission.

Arts NSW staff can be contacted from 9am to 5pm (Sydney time) Monday to Friday on:

Telephone: 02 9995 0533

Free call: 1800 358 594 (within NSW)

To apply for funding you need to complete and submit the relevant application form on the Arts NSW online application system.

This is a secure website and you will be required to create an account before you are able to proceed with an application for funding.

Applications will be available 6 weeks prior to the closing date.

Access requirements

If you are unable to make your application online for access reasons, please contact Arts NSW.


Telephone: 02 9995 0533

Free call: 1800 358 594 (within NSW)

To make a National Relay Service call:

Type and read, type and listen, or speak and read
133 677 or 1800 555 677 to call a toll-free 1800 number

Speak and listen (speech to speech relay)
1300 555 727 or 1800 555 727 to call a toll-free 1800 number

The following documents are also available to assist you with your application:

The Arts and Cultural Development Program – FAQs

The NSW Aboriginal Arts and Cultural Strategy

Arts NSW’s Protocols for Aboriginal Arts and Culture


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