Culture, Heritage and Arts Regional Tourism (CHART) Program

The Culture, Heritage and Arts Regional Tourism (CHART) program is a $3 million Australian Government program that aims to support community cultural, heritage and arts organisations in regional Australia as they recover from the impacts of COVID-19.

Applications open 5 November 2021.

The Australian Museums and Galleries Association (AMaGA) is administering the CHART program on behalf of the Australian Government.

The CHART program promotes participation in, and access to, Australia’s arts and culture through developing and supporting cultural expression and sharing stories of community and historical significance. Community-run arts and cultural organisations – including community museums, galleries, and historical societies – will benefit from CHART program funding. The program will support these organisations to continue to offer appealing cultural tourism experiences to visitors, which in turn will enhance local expenditure. 

The intended outcomes of CHART program grants are to:

  • Contribute to the reactivation and recovery of organisations from COVID-19, and to their ongoing sustainability, by providing grants for eligible activities
  • Promote regional arts and cultural tourism by supporting the development of appealing cultural tourism experiences, including through the preservation of Australia’s cultural heritage and the telling of the stories of local communities and
  • Support domestic intra- and inter-state tourism and local economies more broadly.

The CHART program is now open for applications. It will close when the funding allocation has been expended or on 29 April 2022, whichever is sooner.  Applications will be assessed in batches of 100, through a rolling evaluation process. 

AMaGA encourages organisations to submit applications at the earliest opportunity.

All activities funded by the CHART program must be delivered and acquitted by 30 June 2022.

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN

Click here to go to SmartyGrants to begin your application

Program Guidelines and information on how to apply

Make sure you have read the Guidelines before starting your application. If you have any questions about your organisation's eligibility or the eligibility of your proposed project, contact your Regional Coordinator (details below).

AMaGA hosted a CHART information webinar in October. A recording is available here.

Contact your Regional Coordinator

ACT
Chelsie Baldwin
0456 488 915

NSW
Chelsie Baldwin
0456 488 915

NT
Sarah Cole
0487 291 230

QLD
Tara Callaghan and Leisha Walker
07 3059 9742 (Tara)
07 3059 9743 (Leisha)

SA
Justin Croft  
0488 732 766  

TAS
Justin Croft
0488 732 766  

VIC
Justin Croft
0488 732 766  

WA
Sarah Cole
0487 291 230

General enquiries
chart@amaga.org.au
02 6230 0346 or 0481 216 399