This information below provides an overview of the grant application process. It is designed to help you determine if your organisation meets eligibility requirements and if your project will meet funding principles.
Alex Read Theatre Performances Inc (ARTP) makes grants across a broad range of arts endeavours to support the telling of stories that matter. Grants are made under the following funding areas:
The majority of our grants are made in response to applications and/or an expression of interest (EoI). However, grants may be made in response to a need or opportunity proactively identified by the Foundation. The latter are usually major funding initiatives in partnership with other entities such as Local or State Governments bodies or larger corporate enterprises.
ARTP rarely awards the full amount of any project. Please ensure that you have alternative providers of funding and that your application clearly considers any possible grant from the Charity in this context.
This section guides grant seekers step-by-step through the process of applying for a grant, starting with confirming your organisation’s eligibility to receive a grant under the Australian taxation laws and checking the suitability of the project before setting up an online account and applying. Please note that most of our funding areas consider applications via a two-stage process; first the completion of an EOI and then full application – that may take from four to six months to complete.
We encourage you to make use of the FAQs, Tips & Hints, and other downloadable documents that provide extra detail, should you need it.
If you can’t find the information you need or have any doubts, please call us. We are happy to answer questions and provide additional guidance.
Eligibility of your organisation
ARTP will consider a project submitted by an individual or organisation that has not been excluded (see Exclusions) that supports the telling of stories that matter via theatre, performing arts, and other artistic endeavours.
The project also needs to align to one or more of ARTP’s Funding Areas.
Projects that fall into any of the following categories will not be considered for funding.
The following Funding Areas require an Expression of Interest (EOI) prior to proceeding to an application.
Before submitting your EOI you must speak to the relevant program manager to discuss your proposal and its fit with the Charity’s priorities. Please check the relevant funding area pages for contact details.
EOIs must be submitted online. You can access the relevant online EOI form via the appropriate Program Area page during an open funding round. To assist in your preparation, you can preview the EOI questions.
EOI submissions will be assessed, and applicants notified by email within 10 business days as to whether their project will or won’t progress to full application.
Where possible, proposals should be submitted earlier than the EOI closing date to receive a quicker response. This will give you additional time to complete your full application if you are invited to Stage 2.
If you are invited to submit a full application the Program Manager will advise you via email. You will have approximately three weeks to complete and submit the application online. There are strict closing dates for full applications which can be found under the relevant Funding Area page or Funding Rounds.
Meetings and site visits may then be required to assist the Charity to better understand your organisation and the proposed program or project.
Your application for a grant will be considered by the Charity’s Board. The Board meets three times a year and you will be notified of the decision within two weeks of the meeting.
Please note that an invitation to submit an application does not mean that your application will be funded.
Below is an overview of the Grant Application Process. This should be read in conjunction with specific information on the relevant Funding Area page where you can initiate an application via our website.
Opening and closing dates apply for EOIs and full Applications. These dates can be found on the relevant Funding Area page or under Funding Rounds.
Please note: All EOIs and Full Applications need only be submitted online. You do not need to submit hard copies at either stage of the application process.