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Create NSW | Now Open: Creative Koori Funding Opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Artists

The latest rounds of Create NSW’s Creative Koori Arts and Cultural Projects and Creative Koori Employment funds are now open for applications, aimed at supporting and expanding opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, cultural workers and arts organisations across the State.
Creative Koori Arts and Cultural Projects funding supports arts projects that celebrate and promote Aboriginal cultural identities through funding of up to $60,000 (for projects delivered within 12 months) or up to $75,000 (for projects delivered over a longer timeframe).
The Creative Koori Employment funding aims to increase Aboriginal employment opportunities, build capacity and increase the number of professional and skills development opportunities on offer to Aboriginal artists, arts and cultural workers. Funding of $15,000 up to $75,000 per project is available through the program.
Individual NSW-based artists, cultural workers or NSW organisations working with Aboriginal arts and cultural sectors can apply but all applications must include Aboriginal practitioners and/or arts & cultural workers in key creative roles.
Executive Director for Create Investment and Engagement, Elizabeth W. Scott said, “Targeted support like this is essential in driving a celebration of our diverse Aboriginal arts, screen and culture sector across NSW.
“Since the fund started earlier this year, we’ve shared over $565,000 across ten projects that spanned a range of artforms, regional diversity, career pathways and innovative opportunities. I look forward to championing more with our next round,” she said.
Creative Koori Arts and Cultural Projects & Creative Koori Employment applications are now open and close midnight Wednesday 21 October 2018.
To apply, please read the full ACDP eligibility guidelines and criteria online at
Create NSW is committed to supporting increased participation in the industry of people from underrepresented groups including women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people with disability, LGBTQI people, people from Western Sydney and people from regional NSW. For Creative Koori, priority will be given to teams including Aboriginal people and Aboriginal-led organisations.