The City of Perth recognises that investment in the arts is pivotal to the cultural enrichment and economic diversity of our City.

The City’s Strategic Community Plan states the importance for the city to celebrate its heritage, identity and cultural narrative.  The City of Perth supports arts and other cultural experiences that attract increased visitation and where arts and culture create activation of city spaces for residents and visitors to experience.

The City of Perth seeks to support activity which encourages broad community participation and cultural engagement, celebrates inclusion and where people are connected through arts and cultural experiences.

The City’s commitment to championing artists represents a strategic investment in the development of the local arts sector, providing professional development opportunities for local artists, supporting them to live and work in Perth and to contribute to strengthening the city’s creative economy, and that of the wider region.



Arts Grants

1) Under $15,000

2) $15,001 -$40,000

Arts Grants are accessible to a wide range of applicants and support a broad variety of art forms and creative cultural practice including, but not limited to; performance seasons, arts industry events, exhibitions, festivals, film, photography, multi-disciplinary and community arts projects.

Arts Sponsorship

1) Arts Sponsorship (upwards of $20,000)

2) Strategic Arts Sponsorship

Through Arts Sponsorship, the City contributes to projects that represent a broad range of high quality arts activity and creative cultural practice. Proposals must be driven by significant economic, social and cultural outcomes.

Arts Sponsorship is accessible to a wide range of organisations that identify the  arts as their primary purpose.

Those interested in applying for this category of sponsorship should discuss their interest with the Arts Sponsorship Officer (phone: 08 9461 1465; email:


Arts Grants and Sponsorship Program Guidelines

Please read the Arts Sponsorship Program Guidelines for more information about specific Eligibility Requirements and Assessment Criteria for each category.


Key Dates 2018/2019



Arts Grants Round 1

1 August 2018 and 31 January 2019

8 January 2018

4.00pm AWST,

13 February 2018

No later than 9 May 2018

Arts Grants Round 2

1 February 2019 & 31 July 2019

31 July 2018

4.00pm AWST,

4 September 2018

No later than 21 November 2018

Arts Sponsorship

(NB: one round per Financial Year)

1 October 2018 – 31 December 2019 

6 February 2018

4.00pm AWST,

20 March 2018

No later than 6 June 2018


How to apply

Before submitting a proposal, applicants should be familiar with the Arts Grants and Sponsorship Guidelines, including the Eligibility Requirements and Assessment Criteria relevant to the category in which you are applying.

All applicants are strongly advised to discuss their application with the Sponsorship Officer prior to submission.

Please be advised that grant applications from ineligible applicants or late applicants will not be assessed. 



The City of Perth uses an online grant application service powered by SmartyGrants. To apply online visit to register an account.

For queries about the guidelines, deadlines, or questions in the application form, please contact the Sponsorship Officer on (08) 9461 1465 or email and quote your application number.

If you need more help using the application form, download the Help Guide for Applicants or check out Applicant Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's).


Contact Us

For further information about the Arts Grants and Sponsorship Program please contact the Sponsorship team on (08) 9461 1465 or