How we fund

Artists for Kids’ Culture provides grant funding to enable children and young experiencing hardship to participate in art, dance, drama and cultural activities.

AKC support children and young people aged 5-17 where they are vulnerable to missing out on enriching arts and cultural experiences.

AKC fund a broad scope of activity and need, funding individuals and group projects.

Grant Categories

Category A – Individual

Application to fund an individual child for a wide variety of activities including music, dance, drama, art, sport, cultural activities and experiences etc, camps, personal development (i.e. art therapy). Funding is limited to $1,500 per child over a 12 month period. ($3,500 per family). Please apply 1 – 2 months in advance but we will also consider emergency funding.

Category A+ Individual to Continue

A child recently funded by AKC (within the last 6 months) and continuing with the same activity, with the same teacher. (Please ALSO complete the “KIDS’ Feedback Form” at the bottom of this page

Category B – Group Project

Group projects or activities should be operated by or in conjunction with an organisation authorised to deliver child or youth services i.e. Schools or Adventure Playgrounds. Please apply 2-3 months in advance of project beginning.

Category B+ – Group Project to Continue:

A group project recently funded by AKC (within the last 12 months) and applying for the same or similar support. (Please ALSO complete the GROUP Project Feedback form)

Category C – Innovate

Innovate is for artists and community groups authorised to work with children and interested in developing new community arts practices or activities to support children experiencing hardship. Up to $5000 is available for projects. In addition to this application form please provide evidence of project planning, community support and consultation, and a budget. Applications accepted all year round.

Category D – AKC Scholarships: $2000 each for Music, Dance, Sport, Film, Art & Theatre

We are keen to help young people go to the next level in their chosen activity. Through our scholarships we hope to enable participation, where a young person may otherwise miss out.

We help kids who would otherwise miss out.

Luke is 10 and has just started learning guitar with AKC’s help. Luke lives with his grandmother and siblings and not with his parents because of their drug issues.
“Love it and play it lots. Can’t wait to play for my Nan and brothers.”

AKC Values Hope

In the 2019 Financial Year, AKC granted $106,000 so kids could have a chance to experience something from which they’d otherwise have been excluded.

Giving kids’ the chance to flourish and grow.