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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

Quick Response Grants (QUICKS)

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

Applications for 2017 projects are now closed. Read more

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

Regional Arts Fund (RAF) Community Grants

Regional Arts NSW

Applications for the 2017 round of funding are now closed. Read more

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

Closing Soon

Regional Flagship Events Program

Destination NSW

The Regional Flagship Events Program identifies and supports events in regional NSW that have the potential to act as a ‘cornerstone’ or flagship tourism event for their area by attracting overnight visitation and delivering long term benefits to the region.

Three funding programs are available: the Incubator Event Fund (supports the establishment of new events), the Flagship Event Fund (supports the marketing of emerging events to increase their profile and encourage visitation) and the Event Development Fund (supports the strategic development of proven flagship events as drivers of tourism). Read more

  • Closing: 30 October 2016
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Capital / Infrastructure, Creative Industries, Festivals
  • Open To: Organisations

Indent’s Event Development Grants

Music NSW

Indent is a project of MusicNSW that was set up to help young people (13 – 25) in NSW access drug and alcohol free all-ages entertainment. Indent provides: funding for all ages events, workshops, training, advice, support, and resources.

There are two levels of grants available: Level 1 Event Development Grants for grants up to $2500. If this is the first time you’re applying for an Indent grant, then this is the grant for you. Level 2 Event Development Grants for grants up to $5000. If your Indent team has previously received an Indent Grant (Grassroots or Event Development) then this is the grant for you. Read more

  • Closing: 11 November 2016
  • Categories: Music
  • Open To: Organisations

Australian Artists' Grant

National Association for the Visual Arts

The Australian Artists’ Grant has been initiated by NAVA to assist professional visual and media arts, craft and design practitioners to produce, present and promote their work throughout Australia and overseas.

This grant provides assistance towards the costs of: Production of new creative work, Presentation of work in a venue, Residencies involving the production of new work/ presentation of new work, Production and distribution of an artist’s publication or portfolio, Setting up a website, preparing a publicity campaign. Read more

  • Closing: 12 November 2016
  • Categories: Visual Arts
  • Open To: Individuals

Skills Development Grants

Museums and Galleries NSW

Skills Development Grants provide funding to volunteer museums, museum networks and keeping places for regional or state focused skill development training and networking events.

There are no set categories for funding, and applications for a broad range of projects will be considered.

Skills Development Grants are open to museums and Aboriginal Keeping Places with up to two full time paid staff members (no more than 70 hours of paid staffing per week) as well as museum networks such as Museums Australia Chapters. Read more

  • Closing: 15 November 2016
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Heritage / Museums
  • Open To: Organisations

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