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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

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 August 2020. Read more

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

Quick Response Grants

Regional Arts NSW

OPENING 1 JULY 2020! Small grants that are intended to assist regional artists, arts organisations and communities to take up professional or skills development or small project opportunities. Read more

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

Regional Arts Fund (RAF) Project Grants

Regional Arts NSW

OPENING 29 JUNE 2020! The Regional Arts Fund is designed to benefit regional and remote arts practitioners, arts workers, audiences and communities. Read more

  • Closing: 21 August 2020
  • Categories: All Artforms / General
  • Open To: Organisations

Recovery Boost - RAF Relief Grants - Closed

Regional Arts NSW

Opening 1 July 2020! Relief grants are designed to assist regional artists, arts organisations and communities to meet their immediate needs Read more

  • Closing: 6 August 2020
  • Categories: All Artforms / General
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

Recovery Boost - RAF Recovery Grants

Regional Arts NSW

Opening 21 September 2020! Recovery grants are designed to meet the medium-term recovery needs of artists, organisations and communities. Read more

  • Closing: 29 October 2020
  • Categories: All Artforms / General
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

Recovery Boost - RAF Renewal Grants

Regional Arts NSW

EOI Opening 1 July 2020! Renewal grants will provide up to three years of funding to support projects that have strong partnerships and demonstrated long term outcomes, with sustainable future-positioning focus. Read more

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

Closing Soon

Regional Arts Fund (RAF) Project Grants

Regional Arts NSW

OPENING 29 JUNE 2020! The Regional Arts Fund is designed to benefit regional and remote arts practitioners, arts workers, audiences and communities. Read more

  • Closing: 21 August 2020
  • Categories: All Artforms / General
  • Open To: Organisations

Freedman Foundation Travelling Scholarship for Emerging Artists

National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA)

Each year 4 x scholarships are awarded to young early career artists to assist with the cost of overseas travel to:

• undertake formal study or

• undertake a residency or mentorship (planned program with a professional artist) or

• undertake informal study for a planned research project.

Funding Available: Individual applicants are eligible to apply for funding of $8,000 + GST.

Important Dates: Applications closed 23:59 AEST Sunday 23 August 2020. Read more

  • Closing: 23 August 2020
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Fellowship & Scholarship
  • Open To: Individuals

Grace Cossington Smith Art Award

Grace Cossington Smith Gallery

Due to the uncertainty surrounding Covid-19, this award has been delayed until 2021.

The Grace Cossington Smith Gallery and Abbotsleigh are pleased to announce the Grace Cossington Smith art award is now a biennial award.

Submissions are invited from Australian artists, aged over 18, for original work in any two dimensional media in response to the theme Making Connections.

The award theme is inspired by the work of Abbotsleigh Old Girl and artist Grace Cossington Smith who made connections with her changing world through her drawing and painting.

There will be an exhibition of up to 40 finalists with three awards and a winner’s exhibition in the following year.

For more information visit the website. Read more

  • Closing: TBA
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Awards & Prizes
  • Open To: Individuals

Aesthetica Art Prize

Aesthetica Magazine

Hosted by Aesthetica Magazine, the Aesthetica Art Prize is a celebration of excellence in art from across the world. It offers both emerging and established artists the opportunity to showcase their work to a wider audience, and further their engagement with the international art world. The Judging Panel enhances its position in the industry, bringing together specialists from leading cultural institutions.

Categories include: Photographic & Digital Art; Three-Dimensional Design & Sculpture; Painting, Drawing & Mixed Media; & Video, Installation & Performance.

For more information visit the Aesthetica Magazine website. Read more

  • Closing: 31 August 2020
  • Categories: All Artforms / General
  • Open To: Individuals

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