How to apply

Funding through the Arts and Cultural Development Program (ACDP) is competitive and putting together a strong application takes time and energy.

Before you begin, please read the ACDP guidelines for information on:

  • the most suitable funding category to apply to
  • eligibility requirements
  • support material requirements
  • assessment criteria.

Download a copy of the ACDP guidelines.

All ACDP applications can be submitted until midnight (AEST/AEDT) on the advertised closing date. Applications submitted after the midnight deadline will not be accepted.

All applications must be received through the online grants administration system, SmartyGrants. Our online system will not recognise or accept applications that are submitted after the deadline.

Please be aware that technical support from Create NSW or SmartyGrants will not be available after 5pm on the closing day. We recommend that you check your application and support material ahead of 5pm so that you can access technical support, if required.

More information

Find out about the funding categories available through the ACDP.

In addition to the ACDP guidelines, the following information and resources are available to assist you with your application:

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