Culture and the arts funding

Culture and the Arts distributes grants and funding to support vibrant and sustainable arts, culture and creative industry sectors in WA. 

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The DLGSC culture and the arts online grant system is undergoing system maintenance and upgrades. 
If you’re planning to apply for a grant, there are some important dates to remember.
Find out your submission deadline.
There are changes to the DLGSC arts grant programs due to COVID-19.
Find out about the funding changes.

Contemporary Music Fund

The Contemporary Music Fund Grant Program will assist homegrown contemporary music artists with projects that enable them to produce and promote their work, building links nationally and internationally.

The program provides funding support to the WA contemporary music sector across a range of activities.

Available for

  • Community organisations
  • Individuals
  • Groups
  • Education institutions

Categories and amounts

  • 15k-plus (Over $15,000)
  • U-15k (Under $15,000)
Contemporary Music Fund Grant Program

Closed funding

Connecting to Country

Connecting to Country provided funding up to $30,000 to enable Aboriginal communities based in the Pilbara and South West regions to spend time on country and strengthen links between their communities, country and culture.  

Acquit your Connecting to Country grant online

Industry funding

Major Performing Arts companies

The Major Performing Arts companies play a vital role in the development of artists and audiences, as well as being a large employer of artists and arts professionals in Western Australia.

Major Performing Arts companies

Contact us

Grants Officers

For enquiries relating to the grant programs, including advice or assistance with your application, contact a Grants Officer:

Email the Grants Officer

Online Grants portal technical support

For help to use the portal or for technical issues, email the Online Grants Support Team.

Assistance for people with disability

The department is committed to supporting applicants with disability. Information can be provided in alternative formats (large print, electronic or Braille) upon request.

If you require special assistance in preparing your application, please call 61 8 6552 7400 or toll free for regional WA callers on 1800 199 090.

Family, friends, mentors and/or carers can attend meetings with you.

If you are deaf, or have a hearing or speech impairment, contact us through one of the following:

  • National Relay Service (NRS) then ask for 1800 199 090
  • TTY users phone 133 677 then ask for 1800 199 090
  • Speak and Listen users phone 1800 555 727 ask for 1800 199 090.

Interpreting assistance

For interpreting assistance in languages other than English, telephone the Translation and Interpreting Service on 13 14 50.

Regional applicants

Toll free (country WA callers only) 1800 199 090

Page reviewed 05 August 2019