Apply for $500 to get your event off of the ground

Micro-grants now closed

As we do each year, we're giving away a small number of $500 micro-grants to support individuals, artists, and small organisations to run events.

We are specifically interested in events and experiences that influence our shared narrative around how important nature is to most South Australians and that deepen our personal relationship with nature. We encourage events with unlikely partners, in unusual locations, or with plans for memorable engagements.

This year the theme of our festival is 'tend', as in tending to nature, gardens, friendships, community, and mental health. For us, tend is about attention, about the daily practice of tending to our relationships with nature and each other. Micro-grant projects are not required to connect to the theme, but we will appreciate applications that do.

In past years we funded a 'seed dating' event, an ephemeral art workshop, a future of food event, a nature poetry slam, a bushtucker storytelling event about the lost Warki people, a dance workshop, a limestone carving workshop for kids, an instagram tree-pose and tree-planting campaign and more.

Projects that are new or existing projects intending to expand will be considered.

Key dates

Applications open 15 June
Applications close 20 July (11.59pm)
Successful groups notified 25 July
Events must run during the Festival: 6-16 Oct 2022