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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

Country Arts Support Program (CASP)

Create NSW, Regional Arts NSW

The CASP 2020-21 round is now closed. This round was administered by Create NSW. Read more

  • Closing: 29 September 2021
  • Categories: All Artforms / General
  • Open To: Organisations

Quick Response Grants

Regional Arts NSW

OPENING 1 JULY 2020! Small grants that are intended to assist regional artists, arts organisations and communities to take up professional or skills development or small project opportunities. Read more

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

Regional Arts Fund (RAF) Project Grants - Closed

Regional Arts NSW

OPENING 29 JUNE 2020! The Regional Arts Fund is designed to benefit regional and remote arts practitioners, arts workers, audiences and communities. Read more

  • Closing: 21 August 2020
  • Categories: All Artforms / General
  • Open To: Organisations

Recovery Boost - RAF Relief Grants - Closed

Regional Arts NSW

Opening 1 July 2020! Relief grants are designed to assist regional artists, arts organisations and communities to meet their immediate needs Read more

  • Closing: 6 August 2020
  • Categories: All Artforms / General
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

Recovery Boost - RAF Recovery Grants - Closed

Regional Arts NSW

Opening 21 September 2020! Recovery grants are designed to meet the medium-term recovery needs of artists, organisations and communities. Read more

  • Closing: 29 October 2021
  • Categories: All Artforms / General
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

Recovery Boost - RAF Renewal Grants - Closed

Regional Arts NSW

EOI Opening 1 July 2020! Renewal grants will provide up to three years of funding to support projects that have strong partnerships and demonstrated long term outcomes, with sustainable future-positioning focus. Read more

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

Closing Soon

Regional Arts Touring

Create NSW

Regional Arts Touring funding supports projects that provide access to arts and culture for audiences living in regional NSW. Funding is available for tours of all art forms. Read more

  • Closing: 19 April 2021
  • Categories: Dance, Literature, Music, Performing Arts, Screen Arts / Film, Theatre, Touring, Visual Arts
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

The Cultural Fund - Grants for Organisations - Round One

Copyright Agency

The Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund provides support to organisations for projects that deliver opportunities for authors, journalists, artists and key industry stakeholders in the writing, publishing, education, and visual arts sectors.

Our aim is to support our members and stakeholders to create, award, present, publish, and promote work by Australian creators that connects with audiences.

We also offer grants to leading organisations to help build literacy skills for children and young adults.

In most cases, the Cultural Fund’s grants for organisations are for a single project for up to a year; however, in some instances funding for three years may be approved. Please contact the Cultural Fund to discuss a potential proposal.

Grants for Round One will support projects that start after 15 July 2021.

For more information visit the Copyright Agency website. Read more

  • Closing: 26 April 2021
  • Categories: Literature, Visual Arts
  • Open To: Organisations

Community Heritage Grants

Australian Government Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications, National Library of Australia

The Community Heritage Grants (CHG) program provides grants of up to $15,000 to community organisations such as libraries, archives, museums, genealogical and historical societies, multicultural and Indigenous groups. The grants are provided to assist with the preservation of locally owned, but nationally significant collections of materials that are publicly accessible including artefacts, letters, diaries, maps, photographs, and audio visual material.

The types of projects supported include:

  • significance assessments of collections
  • preservation needs assessments of collections
  • conservation activities and collection management, and
  • training workshops.

The Community Heritage Grants will open its annual funding round on Tuesday 9 March 2021. The closing date for applications is Monday 10 May 2021. The updated guidelines and information on the 2021 Round will be available on the National Library of Australia website prior to the opening date.
For more information visit the National Library of Australia website. Read more

  • Closing: 10 May 2021
  • Categories: Heritage / Museums
  • Open To: Organisations

Funding Bodies