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Receive up to $3000 towards your next creative project!


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The next application intake round closes Monday July 1

Drug Aware YCulture Metro is a funding program managed by Propel Youth Arts WA, designed to provide opportunities for young artists and arts workers to develop new skills and mentorship whilst they develop their own creative project.

The programs offers 16 lots of grants up to $3000 which are awarded across the year to unique projects that are devised and managed by young people under 26, provide opportunities for young people to develop knowledge and skills in their creative field as well as engages a wider community of young people to the project.

We highly encourage you to submit an application as early as possible, therefore if your application was not successful in that round you have enough time to resubmit for the next intake date. 

Key Funding Criteria

  • There must be two key project organisers aged 12 -26 years.

  • There must be as least 6 young people aged 12 -26 years directly involved in the project.

  • The project must engage at least 100 indirect participants, that are predominantly youth, as participants or audience members.

  • The project applicants need to come up with the project idea. We want to be sure that this is your idea and it’s something you want to do. Please do not allow anyone to fill in the application on your behalf.

  • Your project must involve an experienced mentor to ensure you maximise your skill development.

  • You must arrange to have an incorporated organisation act as an auspice on your project.

  • All events and activities must be smoke, drug and alcohol free. This means that you are unable to use licensed venues as project venues.

  • Drug Aware YCulture Metro will not fund projects that have already occurred.

  • Your project must be occurring in the Perth metro area. There is a separate funding pool for projects happening regionally. This funding is called Drug Aware YCulture Regional and is run by Country Arts WA.

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