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Arts Sponsorship 2021/22

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Arts Sponsorship Introduction

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Program Overview

Through Arts Sponsorship, the City supports projects that represent a broad range of high-quality arts activity and creative cultural practice. Arts sponsorship is accessible to a wide range of organisations that identify the arts as their primary purpose and can demonstrate that their project or program strongly aligns with the assessment criteria.

Arts Sponsorships typically drive significant cultural, economic, and social outcomes. This program supports projects or activities that:

  • attract a broad audience;
  • encourage increased visitation; 
  • deliver increased economic benefits to the City’s stakeholders;
  • contribute to the vibrancy and enhance the reputation of the City of Perth as a premier capital city and arts industry leader.

Sponsorship benefits provided in recognition of the City’s support can include commercial leverage, promotion, activation or exposure.

Please contact a Sponsorship Officer on (08) 9461 3333 prior to commencing your application.

Key Dates

The City provides one opportunity to apply for Arts Sponsorship each Financial Year. Applications must provide a public outcome within the specified timeframe.

Annual Funding Round

For activities between

21 October 2021 - 31 December 2022

Applications open

23 March 2021

Application deadline

27 April 2021, 4pm AWST

Notification of decision

1 September 2021                           

Funding Levels Available

Sponsorship over $20,000 (excluding GST) is available in this program. Applicants requesting funding less than $20,000 are encouraged to apply in the Arts Grants program, due to open in the coming months.

Funding requests may include cash or in-kind support or a combination thereof. In-kind support is for the use of the City’s facilities and services. In-kind support will be considered within the totality of funds provided and will be awarded at the discretion of the City of Perth.

Maximum Contribution

The maximum contribution of sponsorship funding provided by the City of Perth cannot exceed 30% of the total event or project cost.


Please note the Eligibility Criteria for this sponsorship program before starting your application - see the Arts Sponsorship Guidelines for full details.

All applications for Grants and Sponsorships with the City of Perth must meet the following eligibility criteria. 

To be eligible to receive sponsorship or grants funding from the City, the applicant must:

  1. Be a legally constituted entity or individual with an Australian Business Number (ABN) or an applicant that is under the auspice of an Australian legal entity;
  2. Have all appropriate insurances and licenses where required, as outlined under the City's Activity Approvals or other relevant policies and procedures;
  3. Have submitted the application prior to the project commencement dates with sufficient time to enable consideration by the City and Council;
  4. Offer a project or initiative within the City of Perth local government area; or if not within the City of Perth local government area, the project or initiative demonstrates a direct impact on the City of Perth meeting its goals under the Strategic Community Plan; and
  5. Demonstrate financial viability without the City’s funding (an individual event or project may not be viable without the City’s support, however the organisation must be).

The City will not consider applications from:

  • The Commonwealth or State Government Departments;
  • A political party;
  • An applicant that supports, promotes or facilitates violence, intolerance or discrimination;
  • An employee or elected members of the City of Perth, or their immediate family;
  • An applicant that has outstanding debts to the City of Perth;
  • An applicant who is in legal conflict with the City of Perth;
  • An applicant that has failed to provide satisfactory acquittal reporting for any previous City of Perth funding;
  • An applicant that has already received City of Perth funding (including in-kind) for the same project within the same financial year;
  • An applicant that has already applied for City of Perth funding (including in-kind) for the same project within the same financial year and been refused; and
  • An applicant that conducts themselves in a way considered to be injurious or prejudicial to the character or interests of the City of Perth.

The City of Perth will not support:

  • Events or projects where the primary purpose is political;
  • Events or projects that denigrate or exclude parts of the community or have an adverse effect on public health, safety, the environment or heritage; and
  • Projects that request reimbursement of funds already spent;
  • Projects that are for debt reduction or operational deficits; and
  • Project legal expenses.

The City of Perth will not support recurrent operational funding, including, but not limited to wages, salaries, or administrative overheads. 

In addition to the above, to be eligible the applicant must:

  • Formally identify arts as their primary purpose;
  • have appropriate insurances and licences where required, as outlined under the City’s Activity Approvals or other relevant policies and procedures.

Types of Projects Not Supported:

  • Fundraising initiatives.

Types of Expenditure Not Supported:

  • Capital expenditure such as the purchase or lease of real estate, building, renovation, repair or maintenance of private buildings or purchase of major equipment or material goods such as office furniture, computers or infrastructure that could be relocated; and
  • Interstate and overseas travel expenses.

Further details on eligibility and requirements can be found in the City’s Sponsorship Policy at

If you have any questions please contact the City of Perth Sponsorship Officer on 08 9461 3333.

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