ACDP Funding Guidelines
The Arts and Cultural Development Program (ACDP) supports a resilient and vibrant arts and cultural sector and delivers quality arts and cultural experiences to diverse audiences across New South Wales.
Introduced in 2014, the Arts and Cultural Development Program represents a renewal and re-thinking of the NSW Government’s support for arts and culture. Through this program, we will fund projects and programs that are capable of creating the greatest impact and value.
Download a copy of the Arts and Cultural Development Program Guidelines.
The ACDP is guided by three major objectives:
A creative and vibrant NSW arts and cultural sector renowned for excellence and innovation (Quality)
We address the notion of quality within our arts and cultural sector through a focus on creativity, vibrancy, excellence and innovation in our decision making across all artforms and cultural collections.
By seeking out and supporting these qualities we will foster an ambitious, contemporary and progressive sector that is inspired locally, but has national and international appeal.
State-wide engagement with diverse audiences and communities (Reach)
We want everyone in NSW enjoying the benefits that come from experiencing and participating in arts and culture. The ACDP aims to make projects and programs accessible, with particular focus on ACDP priorities.
A resilient NSW arts and cultural sector (Health)
We want to continue to build on the expertise and creativity active in our arts and cultural organisations. So we will be working to increase their resilience through the exploration of new working methods and new income streams. Building resilience will ensure continuity, and through that continuity we can be sure of maintaining the high quality of NSW arts, experiences and cultural activities.
Funding is available to organisations for their Annual and Multiyear arts and cultural programs and to individuals, groups and organisations for a number of targeted arts and cultural projects.