The Self-Employed Person Grant (SEPG) is a time-limited scheme that provides support to arts SEPs affected by COVID-19. As part of the enhanced Arts and Culture Resilience Package (ACRP), this grant aims to create work opportunities by encouraging arts SEPs to work together on projects, especially projects that can make a longer-term impact on their practices, professionalism and livelihoods.
What the Grant Supports
Supportable projects can range from performances, research, community engagement, incubation, etc. Project format can be physical, digital or blended, subject to prevailing Safe Management Measures (SMMs). Projects that will impact the arts SEP landscape and/or contribute to the sustainability of SEPs’ livelihoods will be prioritised.
What the Grant Covers
Up to 100% of supportable costs, capped at $50,000 per project
SEPG applications closed on 1 September 2021, for all projects to be completed by 31 March 2022. Please refer to the relevant documents below including the Post-Project Report template (updated as of 15 October 2021).
In 2021, relevant arts and culture stakeholders were engaged for their views to scope the SEPG to ensure that the grant meets the needs of the sector. Click here to read more about the discussions.