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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

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

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

Closing Soon

Indent Partnership Grants

Music NSW

The Indent Partnership Grants program, funded by ArtsNSW, has been specifically developed for young people to stage all-ages, drug and alcohol free live music events across NSW. Two grant categories are available for 2015 youth music events, the Grass Roots Grant and the Event Development Grant.

The Grass Roots Grants are specifically aimed at entry-level events like band comps, open-mic and local band nights and are set at a maximum of $2,500.

The Event Development Grants up to $5,000 are available to those who successfully acquitted a Grass Roots Grant in the year prior to applying and are looking at expanding their event scope by engaging the professional music industry. Read more

  • Closing: 24 October 2014
  • Categories: Festivals, Music

Music

Australia Council for the Arts

New Work – Writing and Recording – up to $20,000 support for one-off projects that involve the creative development and recording of new Australian music, including sound art and media art. This category is for creative projects including composition, songwriting, research and development, creative development, arranging and recording (up to and including the stage of mastering).

Presentation and Promotion – Support of up to $30,000 for activities such as gigs, concerts, festivals, showcases and promotional or performance tours within Australia, and publications that document or discuss aspects of music in Australia. Read more

  • Closing: 18 November 2014
  • Categories: Music
  • Open To: Individuals

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts

Australia Council for the Arts

Skills and Arts development – supports ATS I artists, groups, organisations and accredited non-Indigenous organisations to develop their ideas and skills such as: mentorship programs, arts workshops, professional development programs, conferences, seminars or planning and development programs.

Projects – supports ATSI artists, groups, organisations and accredited non-Indigenous organisations to create new work with an expected public outcome and/or present and promote work regionally, nationally and internationally through publications, recordings, performances, exhibitions or international exports.

Red Ochre Award – recognises an ATSI artist who, throughout their lifetime, has made outstanding contributions to the recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts, both nationally and internationally. The Award is worth $50,000.

The Dreaming Award – supports a young artist aged 18–26 years to create a major body of work through mentoring and partnerships, either nationally or internationally. The Award is worth $20,000.

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  • Closing: 19 November 2014
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Indigenous
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Fellowship

Australia Council for the Arts

Provides financial support for two years to ATSI artists to enable them to undertake a major creative project or program in their artform. Fellowships are worth $45,000 per year for two Read more

  • Closing: 19 November 2014
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Indigenous
  • Open To: Individuals

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