Create X

Up to $20,000 for collaborations and cultural exchange opportunities.

The Create X grant program offers up to $20,000 to artists, creative industry professionals and arts organisations to undertake collaborations and cultural exchange opportunities with Singapore, Malaysia or Indonesia.   

Applicants to Create X must also organise a reciprocal residency in Western Australia for an artist, creative industry professional or arts organisation from Singapore, Malaysia or Indonesia. 

For information regarding visas and travel advice, please visit the federal government Smart Traveller website.  


Individuals, groups and organisations are welcome to apply however:
  • individuals must have Australian citizenship or permanent resident status;
  • groups including unincorporated bodies, partnerships and individuals informally collaborating on an activity must be based in Australia;
  • organisations must either be registered under law (e.g. incorporated association, company limited by guarantee) or created by law (e.g. university, school or government statutory authority);
  • WA educational institutions (kindergartens, primary and secondary schools, colleges and universities) cannot apply for curriculum-based arts activity. If you are in any doubt, contact us to discuss your activity;
  • if you are applying on behalf of Aboriginal people you must provide evidence of significant Aboriginal involvement in the conception, development of and participation in the activity;
  • although WA residency is not a requirement to apply for a grant, if you are applying from outside WA you will need to show the benefits to WA artists, creatives, arts or cultural workers in your application.


Refer to the guidelines for more information before applying.

Create X guidelines

Funding overview


Who can apply

Amount available

  • Create X: up to $20,000

Draft review 

Applicants to can request a draft review when the application is complete. Check the key dates calendar for the draft review deadline date. 

You are strongly encouraged to make this request well before the review deadline to give staff enough time to provide feedback as well as time to update your application on receipt of this review. 

How to request a draft review in Online Grants 

  1. Ensure you have marked each section of your application complete by ticking the box at the bottom of each application screen, then click save and close at the top right of the screen. Do not submit. This will take you back to your Grant Applications page.
  2. Refresh the page to update. Locate your draft grant application in the list. In the Actions column, click on ‘more’ to view additional actions, then click Request Draft Review.
  3. Click Yes to confirm you wish to proceed.

You will receive a message confirming your draft has been successfully submitted for review. 

Funding rounds

Round Open Draft review Close Project start/event dates Category
Create X March 2020 09:00 AM 3 Mar 2020 04:00 PM 6 Apr 2020 04:00 PM 16 Apr 2020 1 Jul 2020 Create X
Page reviewed 04 February 2020