Yes, there are. As a general rule, arts grants do not fund:

  • Fundraising activities, awards, competitions, eisteddfods, prizes, private tuition
  • Tertiary education
  • Educational institutions seeking funding for core business
  • Personal expenses (except for a limited number of Fellowships and Scholarships)
  • Projects or activities that do not involve or benefit Australian practicing artists or arts professionals
  • Projects or activities that do not have a clearly defined arts component
  • Projects that have already taken place
  • People who not completed an acquittal for a prior grant
  • Staff or former staff of the funding body (there will be a time limit for former staff – usually will have to cease employment no less than six months before applying)