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Grants

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

Regional Arts NSW Grants

Quick Response Grants

Regional Arts NSW

Small grants that respond to arts development and professional development opportunities that arise at short notice. Read more

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

Country Arts Support Program (CASP)

Regional Arts NSW

CASP funding is dependent on Create NSW, Regional Arts NSW expects to be informed about details for the 2021 grant round in June 2020. Read more

  • Closing: 31 July 2020
  • Categories: All Artforms / General
  • Open To: Organisations

Regional Arts Fund (RAF) Community Grants

Regional Arts NSW

The 2020 RAF grant round is now closed. Read more

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

Closing Soon

Placement Programs

Museums and Galleries NSW

Volunteer Placements

provide volunteers from NSW volunteer managed museums and Aboriginal cultural centres with the opportunity to spend two weeks with staff and resources of larger or more specialised cultural organisations.

Up to $1,500 per placement is available and individuals can be hosted at the following organisations:

  • Hurstville Museum & Gallery
  • State Archives and Records of NSW
  • Volunteer Placement applicants also have the option to choose their own organisation.

M&G NSW staff can provide advice on possible placements and make contact with organisations on their behalf.  visit the Museums & Galleries of NSW website.

Mentorship Program

Mentorships provide opportunities for emerging and mid-level NSW museum and gallery staff to spend two weeks with a state, national or smaller, more specialised organisation.

Up to $3,000 per placement is available and individuals can be hosted at the following organisations:

  • Art Gallery of NSW
  • Australian Museum
  • Mentorship applicants also have the option to choose their own organisation.

M&G NSW staff can provide advice on possible placements and make contact with organisations on their behalf.  Find out more

Fellowship Program

Fellowships offer senior staff from NSW museums and galleries the opportunity to spend two weeks at an international cultural organisation.  Up to $6,000 per placement is available and individuals.
M&G NSW staff can provide advice on possible placements and make contact with organisations on their behalf. Find out more Read more

  • Closing: 2 April 2020
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Heritage / Museums, Indigenous
  • Open To: Individuals

Four Year Funding for Organisations

Australia Council for the Arts

The Australia Council for the Arts notified Four Year Funding for Organisations EOI applicants via email on Monday 12 August 2019. 

The Four Year Funding program provides multi-year funding for arts organisations. This funding will enable organisations delivering an artistic program or services for the arts to plan with longer term certainty, and increase their capacity to leverage other support and collaborations.

Organisations must demonstrate a high degree of artistic achievement, or a high quality of services for the arts, along with a compelling four year vision for the period 2021 – 2024. To be competitive, organisations also need to show they are well governed, effectively managed, and generate diverse income streams.

For more information visit the Australia Council website. Read more

  • Closing: 2 April 2020
  • Categories: All Artforms / General
  • Open To: Organisations

Travel Fund for Literature

Australia Council for the Arts

As of 31 March 2020

With immediate effect, the Australia Council for the Arts have suspended many of their investment programs currently or due to open. Suspending programs will allow Council to concentrate efforts on responding to the COVID-19 crisis situation faced by artists and arts organisations. 

This program has been suspended.

The purpose of the fund is to enable an author or illustrator to support the international publication or promotion of their work. A strong proposal will have either an international publisher in place, or will clearly demonstrate that the travel will assist in securing one.

A proposal may also demonstrate that the activity will increase international attention and demand for writing by unique Australian voices such as works by Australian First Nations writers.

There is no closing date for this opportunity. 

For more information visit the Australia Council Website Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: Literature
  • Open To: Individuals

Indigenous Languages and Arts Program

Australian Government Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

The Indigenous Languages and Arts (ILA) program supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to express, preserve and maintain their cultures through languages and arts activities around Australia.

The Indigenous Languages and Arts program provides funding to organisations that support participation in and maintenance of Australia’s Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander cultures through languages and arts.

Funding is offered in two ways: an open grant round and direct offer grants.

For more information visit the Department for Infrastructure, Regional Development and Communications website. Read more

  • Closing: 6 April 2020
  • Categories: Indigenous
  • Open To: Organisations

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