Apply asap. 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.
The Australian Museums and Galleries Association (AMaGA) is administering the CHART program on behalf of the Australian Government.
The CHART grant aims to help regional museums, galleries, and historical societies to continue to offer appealing cultural tourism experiences as they recover from the impacts of COVID-19.
CHART grants will provide funding up to $3,000 to enhance visitor experiences, promotions, and access to organisations and their services, with the goal of supporting the sustainability of regional cultural organisations and their local economies.
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.