Arts and Cultural Development Grants


Applications close at 5.00pm on Friday 10th August 2018

Snowy Valleys Council's Arts and Cultural Development Grants Program supports a diverse and culturally rich region through community driven projects, initiatives and events that increase arts profile and participation. These initiatives may focus on a wide variety of art forms.

The grant program is designed to:

  • encourage creative collaboration between artists and the broader community to create artworks in public spaces;
  • increase community participation in artistic processes, activities, workshops and performances;
  • create high quality public spaces for the greater enjoyment of the general public and to increase the aesthetic appeal of our communities.

Examples of what may be funded include:

  • Activities that allow the community to be involved in high quality arts experiences;
  • Development of Cultural Performances and activities that reflect cultural diversity;
  • Skill development workshops e.g. visiting artists or free public workshops;
  • Development of new artworks with public outcomes.

The Program does not fund:

  • Projects that are delivered outside the Snowy Valleys Council area;
  • Projects without a clear arts or cultural component;
  • More than one application for the same project from any one organisation. Organisations can submit applications for multiple projects;
  • Specific projects or programs that have received funding three (3) times;
  • Expenses that occur prior to or after the project dates;
  • Fund raisers or prizes;
  • Lobbying activities;
  • Projects or activities presented in the context of a religious service or event;
  • General operating expenses of the artist of the applicant organisation;
  • Projects that are clearly the responsibility of other levels of government;
  • Projects that do not meet the identified priority needs;
  • Projects that directly contravene existing Council Policy;
  • Projects that are seen as a duplication of existing services in the municipality;
  • The purchase of land;
  • Projects that are based at facilities where little or no public access is available
  • Projects that will commit Council to ongoing support


Arts and Cultural Development Grants Program - Guidelines 2018/19(PDF, 75KB)

Arts and Cultural Development Grants Program - Application 2018/19(DOC, 560KB)

Applications are to be sent to:

Trudy Crawford, Coordinator Community & Cultural Development, Snowy Valleys Council

Email: [email protected]

Post: 76 Capper Street, Tumut NSW 2720