Culture, Heritage Arts Regional Tourism (CHART) Program


The $3 million Culture, Heritage and Arts Regional Tourism (CHART) program is an 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.

The Australian Museums and Galleries Association (AMaGA) is implementing 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 museums, galleries and historical societies in regional Australia 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 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.

Grants of up to $3,000 (plus GST where applicable) are available in the 2021-22 financial year to support organisations to reinvigorate the preservation and presentation of Australia’s cultural heritage. CHART grants only support new projects.

The CHART program opens for applications in late September 2021 and closes to applications on 29 April 2022, subject to the available funds.  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.


Program guidelines and information on how to apply

  • Guidelines
  • Scenario examples

      These guides will be available from late September 2021

Important dates

Applications open soon

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


General enquiries:
0481 216 399

Contact your regional coordinator:

ACT      Chelsie Baldwin
NSW     Chelsie Baldwin
NT         Sarah Cole
QLD      Tara Callaghan & Leisha Walker
SA        Justin Croft  
TAS      Justin Croft
VIC       Justin Croft 
WA       Sarah Cole