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Arts grants


The City of Fremantle values the arts and acknowledges the fundamental role the sector plays in creating the City we all envisage; a city that is clever, creative, inspiring and inclusive, one that welcomes and celebrates all people and cultures, a place that encourages innovation, prosperity and achievement, shows compassion towards people and our environment and thrives on diversity, daring to be different.

The grants are designed to incubate, support and develop our arts community, playing a small but important role in the bigger picture.

Photo credit: Nyoongar Elder, Dr Noel Nannup, storytelling at Woylie Festival 2018. Photo by Paper Bird. Moores Building, Fremantle. 


  • Arts grants (up to $5,000).

Key dates


Opening date

Closing date

Grant amount

Assessment timeline

Funding agreement

Arts grant - Round 1

1 September 2020

30 September 2020


Up to 6 weeks


1 year

Arts grant - Round 2

1 March 2021

31 March 2021


COVID-19 recovery

Since March 2020 the COVID-19 pandemic has created significant unforeseen impacts across the global community. In recognition of the valuable role the arts play in Fremantle, grants funds in this round will support recipients who meet our grants objectives, plus initiate, contribute and participate within this context.

The Arts Grants Program will be focused on providing funding to projects and initiatives that key into the concepts of collaborate and connect. Expanding on these concepts, ‘collaboration’ defined as working locally with other artists, arts workers and organisations, residents, visitors and/or businesses.

The act of collaborate concurrently facilitates ‘connection’ with people and place. Delivery within publicly accessible spaces is encouraged though not essential.

5 x $5,000 grants will be allocated in the September 2020 round.

How to apply

Applications for round 1 are now closed. The next grant round will be held in March 2021.

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