Western Australian Theatre Development Initiative Grant Program

Supports the production and performance of world class theatre in Western Australia. The program offers grants for applications up to $100,000.

The initiative encourages the development of a vibrant and sustainable Western Australian theatre sector by supporting high quality professional productions in the mid-tier sector that include a clear audience development strategy, provide professional development opportunities for WA theatre practitioners and offer the potential to tour regionally and/or nationally.


Individuals, groups and organisations resident in Western Australia 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)
  • 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
  • Arts Organisations Investment Program recipients are eligible to apply to this program only if producing in partnership with a WA creative team or theatre company that is not a current recipient of annual funding from DLGSC.


Refer to the guidelines for more information before applying.

Western Australian Theatre Development Initiative Grant Program guidelines

Funding overview


Who can apply

Amount available

  • Western Australian Theatre Development Initiative: Up to $100,000

Funding rounds

Round Open Draft review Close Project start/event dates Category
February 2020 09:00 AM 18 Feb 2020 Not applicable 04:00 PM 2 Apr 2020 1 Jul 2020 Western Australian Theatre Development Initiative
Page reviewed 21 January 2020