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Grants Closing in June 2017

Alan Sisley Memorial Award

Regional and Public Galleries NSW

Alan Sisley (1952-2014) was Director of Orange Regional Gallery from 1991 to 2014 and was previously President of Regional & Public Galleries of NSW. A gifted communicator, he used his role to passionately advocate for the role art can play in peoples’ lives. Sisley was widely acknowledged for his risk taking projects, but he always placed the artist and the audience at the centre of his concerns.

This Fellowship, named in his honour, and awarded biennially, seeks to provide an opportunity for a NSW gallery worker to undertake a period of research or study to develop a project or program beneficial to their organisation.

The aim of the Fellowship is to provide funds for a professional gallery staff member to dedicate time to research and develop ideas that will benefit their organisation. RPGNSW will provide funds up to $3,000 to cover travel and accommodation costs associated with the program of activity, as well as toward staffing costs to replace the applicant at their home venue. Note: Applicant organisations must be current financial members of RPGNSW.

Projects and applications must address at least one of four core areas:
1. EXHIBITIONS / CURATORIAL PROJECTS
2. COLLECTIONS
3. PUBLIC PROGRAMS / AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT
4. PARTNERSHIPS / SPONSORSHIPS

Examples of activity could include:
– Researching other regional collections for potential display at applicants home venue;
– Time to meet with artists or exhibition partners for a significant gallery exhibition;
– Researching audience development, education or public program initiatives;
– Establishing partnerships between institutions;
– Establishing partnerships with non-art-based organisations.

Applications Close Friday 2 June 2017
Decisions advised by Friday 7 July 2017 Read more

  • Closing: 2 June 2017
  • Categories: Creative Industries, Heritage / Museums
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

Fellowships

Australia Council for the Arts

Australia Council Fellowships support outstanding, established artists’ creative activity for a period of up to two years.

The Australia Council offers one grant round each year for Fellowships. In 2017, Fellowships will close on Tuesday 6 June. Read more

  • Closing: 6 June 2017
  • Categories: All Artforms / General
  • Open To: Individuals

Windmill Trust Scholarship for Regional NSW Artists

National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA)

Established in 1997 in memory of the artist Penny Meagher, the emphasis of the Windmill Trust Scholarship is to enable artists from regional NSW to be part of the professional art making community.

This scholarship provides assistance towards the cost of:

• exhibiting work such as framing, freight, space rental, promotion, artists’ fees, installation and documentation

• professional development and education

• independent artistic research or practice such as studio rental, material or labour costs.

Funding Available: Individual applicants are eligible to apply for funding of up to $10,000 + GST.

Applications close 23:59 AEST Saturday 10th June 2017.

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  • Closing: 10 June 2017
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Visual Arts
  • Open To: Individuals

Audience Development Program

Screen NSW

Audience Development Program

Applications for funding for the 2017/18 financial year will open on Monday 1 May 2017 at 1.00pm and close on Monday 12 June 2017 at Midnight.

The Audience Development Program supports public screenings, festivals or tours that provide opportunities for audiences to see and experience quality screen content and innovative practice, and one-off or annual events including those in single or multiple venues.

Preference will be given to projects that meet Screen NSW strategic objectives and in particular:

  • that increase screen audience development, particularly in Regional NSW and Western Sydney; and
  • that can demonstrate how Screen NSW funding will assist to increase the project’s sustainability.

Applying for a grant:

When the round is open, you can apply for a grant here:

Our funding guidelines have been broken down into easy to read steps below.  We also have FAQ’S to answer questions about applying through our online aapplication system.

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For more information or contact the Stakeholder Relations and Industry Development unit on (02) 9995 0555 or by email to josipa.draisma@screen.nsw.gov.au if you would like to discuss your proposed project. Read more

  • Closing: 12 June 2017
  • Categories: Festivals, Screen Arts / Film, Touring
  • Open To: Organisations

Indigenous Languages and Arts Program

Australian Government Department of Communications and the Arts

The Australian Government acknowledges the intrinsic value of Indigenous culture for all Australians and Australia as a nation. Language and art form a large part of culture and are essential to the well-being and identity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. They play an integral role in maintaining the sustainability, vitality and strength of Indigenous communities.

The Indigenous Languages and Arts program (ILA) provides funding for projects and organisations that support participation in and maintenance of Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures through languages and arts. Read more

  • Closing: 13 June 2017
  • Categories: Indigenous
  • Open To: Organisations

Regional Arts Touring

Create NSW

Regional Arts Touring funding supports projects that provide access to arts and culture for audiences living in regional NSW. Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Touring

Arts and Cultural Projects

Create NSW

Arts and Cultural Projects funding supports professional arts and cultural projects at any stage of the creative process.

The information on this page is a guide only. Before you apply, please read the Arts and Cultural Development Program guidelines (ACDP guidelines) for more comprehensive information, including special eligibility requirements and assessment criteria for this funding category.

Applications open: 1 May 2017
Applications close: 13 June 2017 (5pm, AEST – Sydney time)

Who can apply?

• Individual artists and arts/cultural workers

• Organisations, partnerships and groups.

Funding range:

  • Up to $60,000 for projects delivered within 12 months OR
  • Up to $75,000 for projects delivered over more than 12 months.

Read more about this funding category in the ACDP guidelines.

Please note: to apply for funding you will need to complete and submit the relevant application form on the Create NSW online application system. Read more

  • Closing: 13 June 2017
  • Categories: All Artforms / General
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

Catalyst - Australian Arts and Cultural Fund

Australian Government Department of Communications and the Arts

Catalyst is the Australian Government’s new funding program for the arts. It will invest $12 million each year in innovative projects and initiatives from arts and cultural organisations.

Catalyst will assist organisations to forge new creative and financial partnerships and stimulate innovative ways to build participation by Australians in our cultural life. It will enable access to high quality arts experiences in regional communities and international activities that achieve cultural diplomacy objectives.

This grant works in quarterly rounds. Submissions must be made by midnight (AEST) 15 June for activities commencing after October 2016. Read more

  • Closing: 15 June 2017
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Capital / Infrastructure
  • Open To: Organisations

International Collaboration

Australia Council for the Arts

Expressions of Interest (EOI) are now open for alumni of the British Council ACCELERATE Leadership Program to apply for up to $5,000 in seed funding to generate international collaborations.  Collaborative projects or activities to be considered could be based either in Australia or internationally and we encourage you to be flexible, simple and open to new ideas. Projects must be delivered between 1 October 2016 and 31 December 2017.

We will accept submissions up to 16 June 2017 or until the funding runs out. You can submit an EOI at any time between now and the closing date. The purpose of this fund is to:

  • Generate and support ideas for international collaboration between ACCELERATE alumni and international artists and/or arts organisations.
  • Build on the ACCELERATE UK trip and Yirama Yangga-na, the first alumni gathering in Wollongong.
  • Encourage idea exploration for the next gathering at the International Indigenous Arts Festival Yirramboi in May 2017.
  • Extend professional development of ACCELERATE alumni.

Eligibility

This opportunity is only available to the alumni of the ACCELERATE Leadership Program including the 2016 participants.

International collaboration should either be included in this activity or have the potential to be included in future activity. Collaborations can include Australian organisations as partners alongside international collaborators.

Only one application per participant.

Please check the general eligibility requirements on the Australia Council website. Read more

  • Closing: 16 June 2017
  • Categories: All Artforms / General
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

Artist-in-Residence

Bundanon Trust

The Artist-in-Residence program at the Bundanon site was initiated in 1993 and is the largest such program in Australia, hosting around 300 artists each year on both Bundanon and Riversdale sites. The properties are Arthur Boyd’s gift to the Australian people, and his vision for Bundanon was to provide an inspirational haven for artists to pursue their practice.

The Bundanon Trust Artist-in-Residence program is open to arts professionals from Australia and overseas, working in all disciplines. This includes artists, writers, performers, producers, directors, composers, curators and educators. Residencies can be for research and development or for the creation of new work. Read more

  • Closing: 19 June 2017
  • Categories: All Artforms / General
  • Open To: Individuals

Young Regional Artist Scholarship

Create NSW

The NSW Government is offering a total of 25 scholarships for young regional artists and cultural workers to undertake exciting and career-making professional development opportunities.

Scholarships are open to artists, performers and arts and cultural workers from all art forms, including dance, design, digital arts, history, Aboriginal arts, literature, music, theatre, screen, curatorial and the visual arts.

The information on this page is a guide only. Before you apply, please read the Arts and Cultural Development Program guidelines (ACDP guidelines) for more comprehensive information, including special eligibility requirements and assessment criteria for this funding category.

Applications open: 24 April 2017*
Applications close: 19 June 2017 (5pm, AEST – Sydney time)

*Please note there will be two funding rounds for this category in 2017.

Who can apply?

  • Individual artists and arts/cultural workers based in regional NSW.

Funding range 

Scholarships are valued at $10,000. Please do not request more or less than this amount in your application.

Your Application

Read more about this funding category in the ACDP guidelines.

Please note: to apply for funding you will need to complete and submit the relevant application form on the Create NSW online application system.

As soon as you begin an application, Arts NSW will be in touch to provide information to help you plan your scholarship program and complete your application.

Arts NSW is committed to supporting applicants with disability. Information can be provided in alternative formats upon request (i.e. large print or electronic). If you require assistance with your application please contact Arts NSW on the details provided below.

Contact Us

Lachlan Herd, Sector Investment via phone (02) 9995 0646 and email: lachlan.herd@arts.nsw.gov.au

To make a National Relay Service call: 

  • TTY users phone 133677 then ask for (02) 9995 0646
  • Speak and Listen users phone 1300 555 727 then ask for (02) 9995 0646.

Useful Resources

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  • Closing: 19 June 2017
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Creative Industries, Dance, Disability, Indigenous, Literature, Music, Performing Arts, Screen Arts / Film, Technology, Theatre, Visual Arts
  • Open To: Individuals

Cultural Grants Program

Royal Australian Historical Society

This is an Arts NSW devolved funding program administered by the Royal Australian Historical Society on behalf of the NSW Government.  Grants up to $5,000 are available for historical research and publication of local, community and regional history projects. Read more

  • Closing: 21 June 2017
  • Categories: Heritage / Museums
  • Open To: Organisations

NSW Heritage Grants Program

Royal Australian Historical Society

The purpose of the Small Grants program for Local History and Archives program is to provide funding to celebrate Australian local history for local historical research by community groups and individuals that tell Australian stories in a local context; express the diversity and range of Australian culture as it impacts on communities and specific localities; highlight and localise pivotal Australian historical events and issues. Read more

  • Closing: TBA
  • Categories: Heritage / Museums
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

Studios in Paris Scholarship

Art Gallery of NSW

The Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris is a non-profit international art centre which provides studio accommodation for artists and scholars from around the world.

The Art Gallery of NSW awards artists or scholars in the visual arts a two-month or three-month tenancy in either the Moya Dyring Studio or the Dr Denise Hickey Memorial Studio at the Cité.

The Eva Breuer Travelling Art Scholarship will be awarded to one of the winners of these residency scholarships.

Studio Scholarship

Moya Dyring Memorial Studio – two-month tenancy

Moya Dyring was an Australian artist and great supporter of young Australian painters and students visiting Paris. She lived at Quai d’Anjou on the Ile St Louis, almost opposite the Cité Internationale des Arts. After her death in 1967, her friends and family purchased a studio in her memory at the Cité for the continued support of visiting artists.

Dr Denise Hickey Memorial Studio – three-month tenancy

Dr Denise Hickey was an art educator and former Trustee of the Art Gallery of NSW. This studio was named by the Gallery to honour Dr Hickey’s life-long dedication to the support and education of Australian artists.

Eva Breuer Travelling Art Scholarship

In memory of Eva Breuer, one of Australia’s most loved and prolific art dealers who made a signification contribution to Australian art in the 1980s and 90s, The Breuer Foundation has established an annual scholarship to be awarded to a young Australian female artist for the purpose of travel and study in Paris.

The Eva Breuer Travelling Art Scholarship is an award of $25,000. The winner will be chosen from one of the winners of either a two-month tenancy at the Moya Dyring Memorial Studio or three-month tenancy at the Dr Denise Hickey Memorial Studio.

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  • Closing: 23 June 2017
  • Categories: Visual Arts
  • Open To: Individuals

Unity Grants

Multicultural NSW

Unity Grants bring culturally diverse communities together to promote social cohesion and harmony.  Priority areas for Unity Grants are established each year prior to applications opening. Applications must address at least one of the identified priority areas.

Unity Grants of up to $30,000 are available to:

  • non-profit sharing community organisations
  • local councils in partnership with non-profit sharing community organisations.

Eligibility criteria and excluded activities are clearly outlined in our Grants Program booklet, please take the time to review this prior to submitting an application.

Please note only online applications will be considered. Read more

  • Closing: TBA
  • Categories: Multicultural
  • Open To: Organisations

Domino's Give for Good

Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR)

Building vibrant, resilient and adaptive rural, regional and remote communities is a vision shared by FRRR and Domino’s. We believe this can be achieved by harnessing and investing in the economic, community leadership and social strengths that exist in communities.

Give for Good is an annual program offering rural, regional and remote Australian communities grants of up to $5,000, for community-led projects that respond to one of these three impact areas. A total of $150,000 will be available in 2016.

  1. Education and youth initiatives (17yrs and over): provide young people in rural communities with opportunities to develop skills, access quality vocational and traditional education, and receive support for issues that may affect or hinder their participation and inclusion in community life.
  2. Leadership and entrepreneurship: to harness, nurture, develop and leverage the creativity that exists within communities to respond to local opportunities and challenges e.g. employment, tourism, enterprise, and local service sustainability.
  3. Skills, knowledge, and networks needed to prepare and recover from natural disasters: ensure that communities impacted by natural disasters can access support for community-led recovery when they are ready, and for projects that will facilitate their recovery. Importantly, better prepared communities tend to recover better, and funds will also be available to support projects that help communities to work together around risks and being prepared.

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

Community and Philanthropy Partnerships Week

Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR)

In 2017, a total of $160,000 is available in grants of up to $10,000 for projects that celebrate, profile and share the outcomes of existing or past community and philanthropy partnerships – projects whose main aim is to fundraise or attract new partners are not eligible for support. The projects should bring to life this year’s theme of building stronger communities together. Read more

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

Caring for Ageing Rural Australians (CARA)

Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR)

Rural, regional and remote areas have an ageing population, just like the rest of Australia. The difference however is that often there aren't the extensive facilities necessary to care for aged residents in their local communities. Fortunately this situation is changing over time, but greater investment is required to enhance, and in some cases create, these facilities. Caring for Ageing Rural Australians (CARA) is a targeted grant program, designed to support projects and activities that benefit and support older people living in small rural and remote communities. Read more

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

Rural Education Australia Program - REAPing Rewards

Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR)

The Rural Education Australia Program, which is known as REAPing Rewards, is a national program targeting educational outcomes in rural and remote communities.

It supports locally-driven projects and programs that directly benefit people up to 18 years of age, and their educators, through grants up to $10,000.

REAPing Rewards continues the essence of the former Rural Education Program (REP) and the Rural Early Childhood Education (REACH) program and incorporates new learning from the sector. This program is in high demand and we are currently seeking new funding partners to continue this valuable program. Read more

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

Quick Response Grants - Disability

Accessible Arts

The Quick Response Grant supports a range of small‐scale initiatives for not-for-profit arts and disability services/organisations and/or for groups or individual artists with disability living in NSW. 

The Grant offers funding up to $5,000 for artist projects that demonstrate evidence of urgency, unforeseen or sudden opportunity. Read more

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

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

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