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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 2018 projects open Friday 26 May 2017 and close Thursday 27 July 2017. Guidelines are to be released. Read more

  • Closing: 27 July 2017
  • 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: 10 August 2017
  • Categories: All Artforms / General
  • Open To: Organisations

Closing Soon

Creatability 2017


CREATEABILITY 2017 is a Screenworks initiative supported Screen NSW and the ABC that provides funded opportunities for professional filmmakers living in Regional NSW to profile artists with disability living and creating in their communities.

Screenworks has funding available for 8 filmmakers to produce 8 films in total. Each film will between 3 and 7 minutes and will profile an artist with disability who resides and creates in Regional NSW.

CREATEABILITY 2017 is not an entry-level initiative for filmmakers.  All applications must first meet eligibility criteria in order to complete the application process.

For more information visit the website. Read more

  • Closing: 23 April 2017
  • Categories: Disability, Screen Arts / Film
  • Open To: Individuals

Georges Mora Fellowship

Georges Mora Fellowship

The Georges Mora Fellowship is awarded with funds generously donated by arts supporters and with the support of State Library Victoria, Alliance Française de Melbourne, the National Association for the Visual Arts and other partners.



Applications open: 27 January 2017
Applications close: 23 April 2017


The Georges Mora Fellowship is awarded each year to a contemporary artist who has demonstrated gravitas within their art. The Fellowship provides financial support, residency opportunities and access to organisations and individuals with specialist knowledge to support the artist to research, experiment and create. A public outcome is expected.




For the financial year of 2017-18 the Georges Mora Fellow will receive a cash grant of $10,000.

The Fellow will receive one year’s premium membership to the National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA).



State Library Victoria

The Georges Mora Fellow can choose to annex their Fellowship with a three-month full time or up to twelve-month part time secure desk at the State Library of Victoria. This option provides the Fellow with uninterrupted time to work with the rich resources of the Library to explore new thinking and research new ideas. This benefit includes access to a private study within the Library, which can be used outside normal opening hours.

Self-Identified Local Residency

If the successful Georges Mora Fellow is based outside of Victoria, the Georges Mora Fellowship is open to working with the Fellow to arrange an alternative residency, akin to the State Library of Victoria offer, within the applicant’s state.

Self-Identified International Residency

The Georges Mora Fellowship can also assist the Fellow in applying for an international residency, should they choose to travel overseas for their project. Costs associated with this residency are the responsibility of the Fellow.


The Georges Mora Fellowship is open to any Australian citizen or permanent resident who has a demonstrated art practice. The successful Fellow will have shown a continuous commitment to the field of contemporary art. Artists at all stages of their careers may apply. There is no age limit.



Applicants are shortlisted by the board of the Georges Mora Fellowship. An independent panel of recognised arts and cultural professionals then awards the Fellowship. In selecting the Fellow consideration is given both to the artist’s past work and if it has demonstrated gravitas and if the proposed Fellowship project will extend the boundaries of the artist’s practice in new and significant ways. The Georges Mora Fellowship seeks a Fellow who has shown a continuous commitment to the field of contemporary art and who wishes to challenge their practice and the field of contemporary art further.


Applicants must be available to fulfill the Fellowship between July 2017 and June 2018.

Fellows must present a public outcome that results from their Fellowship with acknowledgement of the Georges Mora Fellowship’s support wherever possible.



Application form – Word (.docx)
Application form – PDF
For more information visit the website.
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  • Closing: 23 April 2017
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Visual Arts
  • Open To: Individuals

PPCA - Australia Council Partnership

Australia Council for the Arts

Expressions of Interest are now open for a PPCA-Australia Council partnership to support Australian artists to create new sound recordings.

You can apply for any costs primarily associated with the creation of a sound recording, which may also involve costs associated with the promotion of that recording.

PPCA represents thousands of Australian recording artists when their music is used in public. In 2015 PPCA distributed almost $33 million to its registered artists and record labels. Registration for Australian artists is free.

The Australia Council is the Australian Government’s arts funding and advisory body. The Council supports artists and arts organisations to create and present artistically adventurous work, and delivers national and international strategic activity which develops markets and audiences for Australian work.

Who can apply

Only individuals are eligible to apply. If you are part of a group, you must nominate one of the members to apply on behalf of the group.

Applicants are encouraged to also register with the PPCA. Read more

  • Closing: TBA
  • Categories: Music
  • Open To: Individuals

NAIDOC Week Grants

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Funding is available under the IAS Culture and Capability Programme to help communities to celebrate NAIDOC Week 2017. The NAIDOC local grant funding round is now open and the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (the Department) invites eligible applicants to submit applications for funding.

The NAIDOC grant funding round aims to support activities being held during NAIDOC Week 2017 (2-9 July) that celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures, achievements and continuing contributions to our country and society.

To apply for funding, applicants should:

Applications close 27 April 2017, 4:00 pm (AEST).

All enquiries relating to applications for NAIDOC grant funding should be directed by email to or by phone to the PM&C Regional Network on 1800 079 098. Read more

  • Closing: 27 April 2017
  • Categories: Festivals, Indigenous
  • Open To: Organisations

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