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Grants

There are many arts and cultural grants available for people living in regional NSW and beyond. This is a summary of the main grants and funding opportunities available to artists and not-for-profit organisations who work in the arts and cultural sector.

Regional Arts NSW Grants

Regional Arts Fund (RAF)

Regional Arts NSW

The Regional Arts Fund provides grants for arts and cultural activities in regional NSW that are sustainable, have long term cultural, economic and social benefits, develop partnerships and cultural networks and provide skills development opportunities. Read more

  • Closing: 14 August 2015
  • Categories: All Artforms / General
  • Open To: Organisations

Country Arts Support Program

Regional Arts NSW

Small grants to arts and community organisations and local arts councils in regional NSW for short term, locally initiated projects. Read more

  • Closing: TBA
  • Categories: All Artforms / General
  • Open To: Organisations

Quick Response Grants (QUICKS)

Regional Arts NSW

Small grants that respond to arts development and professional development opportunities that arise at short notice. Before you proceed, please see this document for a list of activities that will NOT be funded under the Quick Response Program. Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: All Artforms / General
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

Closing Soon

The Lloyd Rees Memorial Art Award

Centrehouse Arts Centre

This Biannual Art Award is supported by the Lane Cove Council and Centrehouse Community Art Centre& Gallery Lane Cove. It is open to emerging Australian artists 18 to 30 years, working in the mediums of painting, printmaking and drawing. Read more

  • Closing: 1 August 2015
  • Categories: Visual Arts
  • Open To: Individuals

NSW Aboriginal Arts Fellowship

Arts NSW

Funds for a NSW Aboriginal artist to undertake a self-directed program of professional development. The Fellowship is valued at $30,000 and might include travel, mentorships, residencies, workshops, research, and the creation of new work.

The Fellowship is open to arts practitioners working in all art forms including collections and cultural heritage, community arts and cultural development, dance, literature, multi art form, music (including opera and musical theatre), theatre (including circus and physical theatre), and visual arts (including craft and design).

The suite of Arts NSW Fellowships is delivered over a four year cycle and not all Fellowships are open for application every year.  This Fellowship was last offered in 2014. Read more

  • Closing: 10 August 2015
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Indigenous
  • Open To: Individuals

Regional Arts Fund (RAF)

Regional Arts NSW

The Regional Arts Fund provides grants for arts and cultural activities in regional NSW that are sustainable, have long term cultural, economic and social benefits, develop partnerships and cultural networks and provide skills development opportunities. Read more

  • Closing: 14 August 2015
  • Categories: All Artforms / General
  • Open To: Organisations

Celebration Grants

Multicultural NSW

Festivals and events bring communities together; showcase the benefits of cultural diversity, promoting social cohesion and community harmony.

Funding is between $1,000 and $5,000

Celebration Grants open three times per year. Funding is available for events on or after 1 November 2015. Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Open To: Organisations

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