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Grants

There are many arts and cultural opportunities available for people living in regional NSW and beyond. This is a summary of the main grants and opportunities available to artists and not-for-profit organisations who work in the arts and cultural sector.

Regional Arts NSW Grants

Quick Response Grants

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 open 9am, Monday 25th May Read more

  • Closing: 31 July 2020
  • Categories: All Artforms / General
  • Open To: Organisations

Regional Arts Fund (RAF) Community Grants

Regional Arts NSW

The 2020 RAF grant round is now closed. Read more

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

Closing Soon

Indigenous Ceramic Award

Shepparton Art Museum

Applications are now open for Shepparton Art Museum’s Indigenous Ceramic Award (ICA).
 
As a $20,000 acquisitive prize, the 2018 ICA is open to Indigenous Australian groups and individual artists to propose an exhibition concept to be realised at SAM. Eight shortlisted groups or artists will be supported with an exhibition development fee of $2,200 each to produce new work from March to July.
 
For more information visit the Shepparton Art Museum website. Read more

  • Closing: TBA
  • Categories: Awards & Prizes, Indigenous, Visual Arts
  • Open To: Individuals

Strengthening Rural Communities

Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR)

The Strengthening Rural Communities (SRC) program aims to give the thousands of small rural, regional and remote communities across Australia an opportunity to apply for funding that can support broad community needs.

The program criteria are deliberately flexible, and with applications being accepted all year round, communities have increased access to funds that can be used where and when a community knows it’s needed.

The Strengthening Rural Communities program has two funding tiers:

1. Small & Vital grants

Small & Vital grants are all about meeting an immediate small scale need within a community, or for giving a boost to a larger initiative.

  • The Small & Vital grants provide funds of up to $10,000.
  • Applications are accepted year round via our online application system and awarded quarterly.
2. Larger Leverage grants

Through the Larger Leverage grants, small rural, regional and remote communities now have an opportunity to access funding to support more aspirational objectives, think bigger and leverage the ideas, creativity and resources of communities for bigger impacts and stronger, more connected communities.

The Larger Leverage tier is focused on supporting two types of projects:

  1. a) Projects delivered in remote or very remote communities;
    b) Projects that require more financial support in order to enhance the community or organisational capacity and accelerate the outcomes to be achieved.

Expressions of interest (EOI) are required to apply for this tier, deadlines for which are listed below.

  • The larger leverage grants provide funds between $10,001 to $25,000.
  • Community groups can apply for the larger leverage grants twice a year – see the funding rounds table below.

Projects in both tiers must clearly demonstrate a focus on one activity from the following seven activity areas. Click on the activity to reveal examples of what could be funded.

1. Building community resilience
2. Developing organisational resilience and capacity
3. Enhancing environmental sustainability
4. Fostering cultural vibrancy
5. Lifelong learning and education
6. Economic strength
7. Improving community health and social wellbeing

Priority and Eligibility

Applications from not-for-profit organisations in communities of fewer than 15,000 people are prioritised, particularly communities whose size, remoteness and relative access to services, funding, and resources present particular ongoing challenges. Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Creative Industries
  • Open To: Organisations

Stanthorpe Art Prize

Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery

Total prize money of $40,000 will be awarded at the Stanthorpe Art Prize 2020.

The following prizes will be awarded:

  • $25,000 Stanthorpe Art Festival 2020 Award – First Prize
  • $5000 Significant 2D Award
  • $5000 Significant 3D Award
  • $2000 Emerging Artist Award
  • $1000 Volunteers Choice Award
  • $1000 Local Artist Award
  • $500 Youth Award
  • $500 Public Choice Award

For more information visit the website. Read more

  • Closing: 16 March 2020
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Awards & Prizes
  • Open To: Individuals

FUSE Glass Prize

FUSE Glass Prize

JamFactory presents a $20,000 biennial prize for Australian and New Zealand glass artists.
 
The FUSE Glass Prize presented by JamFactory is a non-acquisitive biennial prize for Australian and New Zealand glass artists. The winner will receive a cash prize of AU$20,000. In addition, the winner of the FUSE Emerging Artist Prize will receive AU$2,500 cash and a professional development opportunity at JamFactory valued at AU$2,500.
 
For more information visit the website. Read more

  • Closing: 20 March 2020
  • Categories: Awards & Prizes, Visual Arts
  • Open To: Individuals

Funding Bodies