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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

Applications for the 2016 round of funding have closed. 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: TBA
  • Categories: All Artforms / General
  • Open To: Organisations

Country Arts Support Program

Regional Arts NSW

Applications for the 2016 round have closed. 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 Sainsbury Sculpture Grant

National Association for Visual Artists

This grant operates in quarterly rounds.

Provides financial support for emerging Australian artists and groups working in sculpture and/or installation to further their professional skills. $2,000 for individual artists, $4,000 for groups. Read more

  • Closing: 13 February 2016
  • Categories: Visual Arts
  • Open To: Individuals

Carstairs Residency Grant

National Association for Visual Artists

This grant operates in quarterly rounds.

Assistance to a mid-career Australian visual art, craft and/or design artist to undertake a one-month residency at the Bundanon Trust in NSW. The grant will provide up to $2,800 for travel, living costs and/or artwork production costs to enable the successful recipient to maximise their creative output during the residency. Read more

  • Closing: 13 February 2016
  • Categories: Visual Arts
  • Open To: Individuals

Documentaries

Screen Australia

Screen Australia’s direct funding for documentary aims to support quality, cultural value, innovation and diversity.

Three programs supporting documentary production are offered:

  • Producer Program
  • Broadcast Program
  • Development Support
  • Producer Equity Program

check the website for each programs closing dates. Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: Screen Arts / Film
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

Talent Development

Screen Australia

Professional development opportunities for Australian filmmakers, focused on building skills and careers in drama production.

Funding categories include:

  • Creative Talent Suite
  • Hot Shots: short film funding
  • Events

Each category has its own closing date- check the website for more info. Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: Screen Arts / Film
  • Open To: Individuals

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