Northern Territory Government


Screen Territory aims to leverage its professional development funding by partnering with Northern Territory based organisations to create professional development and skills training opportunities for Northern Territory screen practitioners at various stages of their careers.

Funding available

Organisations can apply for any amount up to $15,000, supported by a budget, for one-off or annual events including seminars and programs of professional development activities that will enhance the Territory screen industry and sector.

Preference will be given to initiatives that meet identified professional development needs of Territory screen practitioners.

Who can apply

Funding is for Northern Territory based companies and organisations. To be eligible for funding organisations must be legally constituted. Applications may be made by consortium or a group of organisations working together, in which case one organisation must be the lead organisation.


Two funding rounds will be held in the 2017/18 financial year:

  • Applications have closed for 2017-18.

Applications may be made outside these rounds by invitation.

Application materials

Applicants must submit the following:

  • A one-line description of the initiative
  • An event plan including:
    • a description of the initiative; dates, location/s and venue/s; and expected participants
    • brief information about the personnel who will deliver the activity or event including their roles, relevant experience and key achievements
    • an advertising and promotion plan
    • key result areas, indicators and targets for the activity or event
  • A statement setting out the professional development benefits of the initiative to the Northern Territory screen industry, including:
    • evidence of the need or demand for the activity or event and why it should be regarded as a priority for funding

    • identification of immediate and longer-term professional development outcomes for participants and how these outcomes will be measured

    • potential impacts of the activity on the Northern Territory screen industry beyond direct participants

  • A profile of the applicant company or organisation, including current board/committee details and CVs of key principals
  • A detailed budget including:
    • income and expenditure targets; and
    • provision for insurance and other liabilities.


Eligible applications will be assessed taking into account:

  • The merit of the proposed initiative including its potential to engage industry participants and the extent to which it addresses an industry need
  • The likely professional development outcomes for participants and the screen industry more broadly
  • The track record of the applicant organisation and key personnel and their capacity to deliver the proposed initiative
  • The comprehensiveness and viability of the proposed budget, and the cost-effectiveness of the proposed initiative.

Reporting and acquittal

If you are successful in receiving a grant through this program, your grant agreement will set out the materials you have agreed to deliver in order to acquit the grant. These will include:

  • a report on the event against the key result areas, indicators and targets identified in the event plan
  • a signed breakdown of income and expenditure.

You will be required to acquit the grant one month after the conclusion of the event.

Download funding guidelines

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Last updated: 16 Feb 2018