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AiR Grants Program Funding Open


The AiR Grants Program provides project funding to support artist-in-residence activity in Western Australian public schools and universities (Faculties of Education) and to improve students' access to high quality arts in education programs, and leading to the development of effective teaching methods and practices for the arts in this state.

The AiR Grants Program is delivered in Western Australia by the Department of Culture and the Arts and Department of Education in partnership with the Australia Council for the Arts.

Applications from public schools in Western Australia are for projects commencing in Term 2, 2015.  To be eligible for funding, a school must partner with professional artists and/or arts and cultural organisations with at least three years-experience. The artists must be in residence in a school for a minimum of 150 contact hours.

For 2014, the funding partners have allocated one grant of up to $30,000 to fund a regional or remote public school project. In the instance no regional or remote school applications are received, or if regional or remote school applications do not adequately address the grant program’s key priorities and/or assessment criteria, the assessment panel may approve up to six non-regional or remote school projects.


The STREAM 1 funding round is now open. There are up to six grants of $30,000 available in 2014. Applications close 5pm Friday, 19 September 2014.

The 2014 AiR Grants Program STREAM 1 funding guidelines and application form along with the current case study publication ‘Something in the AIR’ can be downloaded from the ArtsEdge website.


Artists or arts and cultural organisations seeking further information can attend one of two briefings scheduled in May and June. Registration details available on the ArtsEdge website.


General enquiries about the AiR Grants Program can be directed to ArtsEdge on (08) 6552 7300, 1800 199 090 (toll free within WA) or email