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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

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. 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 2018 Regional Arts Fund round are now open. Read more

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

Closing Soon

Innovating Dance Practice Grants

AusDance NSW

Applications Close on Tuesday 27th of June before 5PM (AEST)
Funding Available: Applicants can apply for an amount between $500 and $5,000.
PROJECT PERIOD: 1 January – 31 December, 2018
 
The Innovating Dance Practice grant is an initiative of Ausdance NSW to assist professional dance practitioners residing in NSW to develop and innovate their practice through funds made available by Create NSW on behalf of the NSW Government. This is year two of a three year initiative. Applications will be assessed by an independent panel, facilitated by Ausdance NSW.
 
The grant provides assistance to realise an opportunity that inspires new work, knowledge and skills , for example:
• Program of activity that develops your professional practice;
• Secondment with an organisation;
• Mentorship with an individual;
• Residencies involving innovative approaches to your working practice.
 
Funds can be used to cover any costs associated with your activities , such as, artist fees,
materials and equipment, travel (including international travel), venue/studio rental fees,
registration fees, workshops, conferences, documentation. Applicants may discuss their applications with Ausdance NSW staff. The online applications are managed through Create NSW’s secure online grants system – SmartyGrants . You must create a SmartyGrants account before you can proceed with
your application.
 
Your proposal must engage with at least ONE of the following Create NSW, Arts and Cultural Development Program (ACDP) priorities:
• People with a disability;
• Young people;
• Aboriginal people;
• People from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds;
• People living and/or working in regional NSW;
• People living and/or working in Western Sydney.
 
Guidelines & FAQs Click Here . Read more

  • Closing: 27 June 2017
  • Categories: Dance, Performing Arts
  • Open To: Individuals

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

Anne & Gordon Samstag International Visual Arts Scholarship

University of South Australia

Applications for the 2018 Anne & Gordon Samstag International Visual Arts Scholarships are now open.

The Anne & Gordon Samstag International Visual Arts Scholarships were established in 1991 through the generous bequest of the late Gordon Samstag and provide fantastic opportunities for Australian artists to develop their practice and advance their careers.

Each scholarship is intended to cover the reasonable costs for a period of twelve months overseas, and includes a tax-exempt stipend of US $48,000 plus return airfares, personal travel and medical insurance and institutional fees for one academic year, where these apply.

The following are eligible:

  • All applicants must be either Australian citizens or have permanent resident status in Australia, and be at least 18 years of age.
  • Students currently enrolled in a visual arts program having successfully completed at least two years of an undergraduate degree or a graduate, of not more than five years standing by the date when applications close, of a practice-led visual art undergraduate degree or postgraduate qualification at an Australian institution of higher education.

The University of South Australia offers the scholarships on behalf of the Trustee of the estate of Gordon Samstag, late of Naples, Florida USA.

Samstag guidelines and application forms are available to applicants as downloadson the View or Download Forms page.

Applications close Friday 30th June 2017.

View 2018 Application Form and Guidelines

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  • Closing: 30 June 2017
  • Categories: Visual Arts
  • Open To: Individuals

MPavilion/ Art Monthly Australasia Writing Award

National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA)

Australian writers are invited to submit a proposal for an essay exploring one or more aspects of the relationship between art and design today. The winning writer will receive $3,000 to develop their submission for an essay to be published in an issue of Art Monthly Australia. The winning writer will also be invited as a guest of MPavilion to present their essay as part of the official 2017/18 season of MPavilion in Melbourne. Read more

  • Closing: 1 July 2017
  • Categories: Literature
  • Open To: Individuals

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