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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: 15 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: 1 October 2015
  • 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

Foundation Grants

Gordon Darling Foundation

Provides funding for a range of Visual Arts projects Australia-wide. This may include catalogues and publications, exhibition development, professional education, purchase or commission of artworks, research projects and symposia. Funding can only be provided to Public Institutions in Australia with DGR status.  There are three rounds per year; 31 May, 30 September and 31 December. Read more

  • Closing: 31 May 2015
  • Categories: Visual Arts

Program Funding

Arts NSW

Program funding is offered through the Arts & Cultural Development Program.

Funding towards an organisation’s cost of delivering its program of arts and cultural activities on an annual or multi-year basis.

The Program Funding categories are:
-Annual
-Multiyear; Category A (Expression of Interest) and Category B (open, competitive round)

-Service Organisations Read more

  • Closing: 1 June 2015
  • Categories: All Artforms / General
  • Open To: Organisations

Festivals Australia I Regional Festivals Project Fund

Australia Council for the Arts

Supports the inclusion of an arts project at festivals in regional and remote Australia. Grants are available to support the costs to produce and present an arts activity and there is no limit on the amount that can be requested. There are four rounds per year. Read more

  • Closing: 2 June 2015
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Festivals
  • Open To: Organisations

Visions of Australia I Regional Exhibition Touring Fund

Australia Council for the Arts

Supports Australian cultural material to reach regional and remote communities across Australia. Grants are available to support the costs to develop and tour exhibitions of cultural material that has historic, scientific, design, social or artistic significance. There is no limit on the amount that can be requested.  There are four rounds per year. Read more

  • Closing: 2 June 2015
  • Categories: Touring, Visual Arts
  • Open To: Organisations

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