Playwright Partnership Grant Program

Assists Western Australian playwrights to partner with established producers in commissioning new theatre scripts that tell Western Australian stories. The program offers grants for applications up to $30,000.

Playwrights are asked to submit proposals in partnership with a producing partner who will commission the work. The producing partner must demonstrate the commitment and capacity to develop the commissioned work into a fully professional production within a reasonable timeframe. The producing partner is expected to match funding on a dollar for dollar basis. This may include in-kind support.


Applications for this program should be submitted by the producing partner on behalf of the playwright. 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)
  • 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.

Playwright Partnership Grant Program guidelines

Funding overview


Who can apply

Amount available

  • Playwright Partnership: Up to $30,000

Funding rounds

Round Open Draft review Close Project start/event dates Category
February 2020 09:00 AM 18 Feb 2020 Not applicable 04:00 PM 2 Apr 2020 1 Jul 2020 Playwright Partnership
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