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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

2015/16 Financial year Quicks Response Grants are now CLOSED.  All funds have been expended. QUICKS will transfer to SmartyGrants 1 July, 2016. Read more

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

Closing Soon

Early Career Writer Grants

Writing NSW

Early Career Writer Grants are awarded by the NSW Writers’ Centre to assist early career creative writers in any genre who are resident in NSW. The aim of the grants is to foster a vibrant, diverse and innovative writing culture in the state.

Applicants must be early career writers who have had no more than two full-length works professionally published or performed and must not have previously received a grant of $5,000 or more for their writing from either State, Territory or Federal governments or their agencies. At least one grant will be awarded to a writer from regional NSW. Read more

  • Closing: 28 August 2016
  • Categories: Literature
  • Open To: Individuals

Emerging Writing Organisation Grants

Writing NSW

Emerging Writing Organisation Grants are awarded by the NSW Writers’ Centre to support emerging writing organisations, groups and collectives across the state. The aim of the grants is to foster a vibrant, diverse and innovative writing culture in the state.

Emerging organisations must have started operating no earlier than 1 January 2014 and successfully delivered at least one activity to support writers and writing culture. They must not have previously received a grant of $5,000 or more from State, Territory or Federal governments or their agencies. At least one grant will be awarded to an organisation based in regional NSW or Western Sydney. Read more

  • Closing: 28 August 2016
  • Categories: Literature
  • Open To: Organisations

Quick Response Grants

Accessible Arts

The Lifetime Care and Support Authority (LTCSA) has provided funding to Accessible Arts for a two year Small Grants Program for not-for-profit arts and disability services/organisations and/or for groups or individual artists with disability living in NSW.

Grants are for projects that improve access for current and future scheme participants, other people with brain and/or spinal cord injuries and people with disability more generally. As such, funded projects will need to demonstrate the legacy the project will leave. Read more

  • Closing: 1 September 2016
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Disability
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

Amplifier

Screen NSW

Amplifier is a new bespoke script development program for feature films. The program brings together world-class advisors with New South Wales creative teams for individually tailored script development.

Amplifier is designed to provide direct pathways to the end market, including engagement with distributors and exhibitors. Screen NSW will work with the teams for the entire life of the selected projects. As part of the program, advisors will also have an on-going relationship with the filmmaking teams over an extended development period to further enhance their creative relationship. Read more

  • Closing: 2 September 2016
  • Categories: Screen Arts / Film
  • Open To: Individuals

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