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Inner West Council - Living Arts

Inner West Council Arts Production Grants

Inner West Council Arts Grants program funds a range of activities for practicing individual artists, groups of artists or arts organisations for projects that deliver the production and presentation of new creative work, professional arts and skills development, opportunities for audiences to engage with arts and cultural participation, strengthen capacity and sustainability of Inner West’s creative industries, and those that benefit the local community by contributing to local identity, belonging and pride.

Arts Production grants are for arts projects, including arts development and exhibitions or events presenting art forms in the public domain. Applicants must be a legally incorporated, not-for-profit arts group or organisation or an eligible social or cultural enterprises. This includes an incorporated organisation that provides social or cultural benefits but does not meet the criteria of being an incorporated not-for-profit. 


To be eligible for funding, you must:

  • Be an individual artist, group of artists or an arts organisation with a demonstrated creative practice.
  • Be an Australian resident or permanent resident aged over 18 years.
  • Be a legally registered, incorporated not-for-profit organisation or group. Unincorporated groups must be auspiced by an incorporated not-for-profit organisation. Note: This eligibility varies for Arts and Community History and Heritage grants in 2020.
  • Be a resident of or delivering services in the Inner West Council area or offer a project that benefits residents of the Inner West.
  • Include a booking confirmation form for use of a Council facility required as part of a grant application (i.e. Council venues, parks and sportsgrounds) unless otherwise negotiated with the relevant Council grant officer.
  • Meet the grant stream eligibility criteria.
  • Address the grant stream objectives.
  • Demonstrate your project is in the public interest and in accordance with Council’s Community Strategic Plan, policies and regulations.
  • Only submit one application per applicant each year.

To apply

Council uses SmartyGrants administration software to manage its grants program. Applications must be submitted via the Inner West Council SmartyGrants webpage. Applications must meet the eligibility requirements and no late applications will be accepted. Hard copy applications are not accepted.  


For Art grant enquiries please contact Freya Ververis, Council's Arts Grants and Engagement Officer on 9392 5282 or email

Applications close
25 Oct 2020
Up to $10,000
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander arts
Arts organisation
Experimental arts
Performing Arts
Public art
Visual arts
Writing & Publishing
All artforms
Grant Type
Audience development
Community Partnership
Early Career Artists
New work
Presentation & Promotion
Skills development
Youth Arts
Applicant Type
New South Wales
Inner West Council - Living Arts (opens in new window)
Freya Ververis
02 9392 5282