Culture, Heritage and Arts Regional Tourism (CHART) Program

Latest CHART news

Round 1 of the CHART Program is closed. All grants have been paid, and the projects commpleted.

A full list o.f successful applicants and projects is available

Press Releases and Promotional Articles

5 November 2021 Program Launch
26 January 2022 Batch 1 Announced
23 February 2022 Batch 2 Announced
24 March 2022 Batch 3 Announced
13 April 2022 Batch 4 Announced
21 April 2022 Batch 5 Announced
11 May 2022 Batch 6 Announced
1 August 2022 Batch 7 Announced


About the 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 opened on 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.

CHART Applications are closed

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).

  • Guidelines
  • FAQ and scenario examples
  • Geographic eligibility map (enter your address - all locations, except the red zone are eligible, if you are in the red zone your project may still be eligible if it is delivered outside of the red zone, please check the guidelines for full details)
  • Declaration of solvency template here
  • The logo for acknowledgment of your CHART grant here

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

Contact your Regional Coordinator

AMaGA would like to than the regional coordinators for the great work they did in assisting applicants. The regional coordinators will no longer be working on the CHART Program.

For all enquiries contact the Program Manager, Lee Scott
email: (this is the prefered method of contact, AMaGA has a flexible working arrangement)
phone: 02 6230 0346 (Tuesday - Thursday)