Arts 15k-plus

The Arts 15k-plus grant program offers between $15,000 and $60,000 funding for artists, creative industry professionals and organisations to deliver a one-off project or a program of activity.

This grant program has been suspended until further notice due to COVID-19.
We are continuing to offer support through some existing grant programs.
Find out about the changes to the DLGSC arts grant programs and some alternative funding streams.

The program supports the development and growth of a vibrant sector that promotes the participation and active engagement of Western Australian communities in high quality arts and cultural experiences.


Individuals, groups and organisations are welcome to apply however:

  • Individuals must have Australian citizenship or permanent resident status.
  • Groups including unincorporated bodies, partnerships and individuals informally collaborating on an activity must be based in Australia.
  • Organisations must either be registered under law (e.g. incorporated association, company limited by guarantee) or created by law (e.g. university, school or government statutory authority).
  • WA educational institutions (kindergartens, primary and secondary schools, colleges and universities) cannot apply for curriculum-based arts activity. If you are in any doubt, contact us to discuss your activity.
  • If you are applying on behalf of Aboriginal people you must provide evidence of significant Aboriginal involvement in the conception, development of and participation in the activity.
  • Although WA residency is not a requirement to apply for a grant, if you are applying from outside WA you will need to show the benefits to WA artists, creatives, arts or cultural workers in your application.


Refer to the guidelines for more information before applying.

Arts 15k-plus guidelines

Funding overview


Who can apply

Amount available

  • Sector Development: Over $15,000
  • Creative Development: Over $15,000
  • Commercial Development: Over $15,000
  • Aboriginal Arts: Over $15,000

Funding rounds

Round Open Draft review Close Project start/event dates Category
January 2020 09:00 AM 21 Jan 2020 04:00 PM 24 Feb 2020 04:00 PM 5 Mar 2020 1 Jul 2020
  • Aboriginal Arts
  • Commercial Development
  • Creative Development
  • Sector Development
May 2020 09:00 AM 5 May 2020 04:00 PM 8 Jun 2020 04:00 PM 18 Jun 2020 1 Oct 2020
  • Aboriginal Arts
  • Commercial Development
  • Creative Development
  • Sector Development
September 2020 09:00 AM 1 Sep 2020 04:00 PM 29 Sep 2020 04:00 PM 8 Oct 2020 1 Jan 2021
  • Aboriginal Arts
  • Commercial Development
  • Creative Development
  • Sector Development
Page reviewed 19 July 2019