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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

Country Arts Support Program (CASP)

Regional Arts NSW

Applications for 2017 projects will open 30 May 2016. The Country Arts Support Program (CASP) provides 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

Regional Arts Fund (RAF)

Regional Arts NSW

Applications for the 2017 round of funding will open 20 June 2016. The Regional Arts Fund (RAF) 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: 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

Windmill Trust Scholarship for Regional NSW Artists

National Association for the Visual Arts

Established in 1997 in memory of the artist Penny Meagher, the Windmill Trust Scholarship was born out of a desire to offer support to Australian visual artists living outside metropolitan areas to advance their careers.

The annual $5,000 scholarship open to residents of regional NSW can be used by artists towards the cost of presenting and exhibiting work, for professional development and education, or to engage in independent artistic research or practice. Read more

  • Closing: 28 May 2016
  • Categories: All Artforms / General
  • Open To: Individuals

Program Funding - Annual

Arts NSW

Annual Program funding contributes to the costs of delivering an annual program of arts and cultural activities. An annual program consists of multiple arts and cultural activities delivered throughout the calendar year. Funding can contribute to any aspect of the program.

Organisations with a minimum annual income of $50,000* that received 2016 Annual Program funding from Arts NSW or have a history of three Arts NSW grants in three of the last five years (at the time of application) may apply. Read more

  • Closing: 30 May 2016
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Creative Industries
  • Open To: Organisations

Program Funding - Service Organisations

Arts NSW

Service Organisations Program funding is available to organisations whose primary purpose is providing services to members of the arts and cultural sector in NSW.

Organisations predominantly delivering curated arts and cultural programs should apply through the Annual Program funding category.

Applications are open in 2016 for Service Organisations seeking Annual funding. Multi-year applications next open in 2017 for funding commencing in 2019. Read more

  • Closing: 30 May 2016
  • Categories: Creative Industries
  • Open To: Organisations

Access for Regional Writers Grant (Round 1)

NSW Writers' Centre

Writing NSW Access for Regional Writers Grants are awarded by the NSW Writers’ Centre to help writers in regional NSW access professional development. Regional writers in any genre may apply for a travel grant of $300 to help them participate in an approved professional development event such as a workshop or seminar designed to further their writing or career skills.

This year there will be an additional $300 travel grant to help an Indigenous writer from regional NSW to access professional development. Read more

  • Closing: 5 June 2016
  • Categories: Literature
  • Open To: Individuals

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