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Grants Closing in July 2017

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

MPavilion/ Art Monthly Australasia Writing Award

MPavilion/ Art Monthly Australasia

MPavilion’s unique annual architecture commission and design event for Melbourne is partnering with Australia’s art magazine of record, Art Monthly Australasia, to present an innovative writing award to explore the flourishing field of interdisciplinary practice within art and design. Read more

  • Closing: 1 July 2017
  • Categories: Literature, Visual Arts
  • Open To: Individuals

Annual Program Funding

Create NSW

An annual program consists of multiple arts and cultural activities delivered throughout the calendar year. Funding can contribute to any aspect of the program.

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: 8 May 2017
Applications close: 3 July 2017 (5pm, AEST – Sydney time)

Who can apply?

Organisations with a minimum annual income of $50,000* that:

  • received 2017 Annual Program funding from Arts NSW (now Create NSW) OR
  • have a history of three Arts NSW grants in three of the last five years (at the time of application).

*Including Arts NSW funding.

Funding range:

Minimum: $10,000
Maximum: $150,000

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: 3 July 2017
  • Categories: All Artforms / General
  • Open To: Organisations

Service Organisations Program

Create NSW

Service Organisations Program funding is available to organisations whose primary purpose is providing services to members of the arts and cultural sector in NSW.

Organisations predominantly delivering curated arts and cultural programs should apply through the Annual Program funding category.

Applications are open in 2017 for Service Organisations seeking annual funding. Information regarding Multiyear Program funding will be available later in 2017.

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: 8 May 2017
Applications close: 3 July 2017 (5pm, AEST – Sydney time)

Who can apply?

  • Organisations dedicated to providing expertise, key services and critical functions to members of the arts and cultural sector in NSW
  • Applicants must demonstrate a central need within, and support from, the NSW arts and cultural sector for the services being provided.

Funding range

There are no minimum or maximum funding limits for this category, however, applicants should review the funding recipients list for an indication of the level of funding provided to successful applicants in previous rounds.

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: 3 July 2017
  • Categories: All Artforms / General
  • Open To: Organisations

Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship

Art Gallery of NSW

The Brett Whiteley Studio, administered by the Art Gallery of New South Wales, awards an annual travelling art scholarship to a talented artist aged 20-30 with an established body of work who is best able to demonstrate the use and benefit of the scholarship to further their art education in Europe.

Mrs Beryl Whiteley (1917–2010) generously allocated funds for the scholarship in memory of her son, Brett Whiteley, both to encourage excellence in painting and to offer young artists the same opportunity to develop their careers as were afforded to her son.

The scholarship consists of $40,000 and a three-month residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, which is administered by the Gallery.

The $40,000 must be used by the successful applicant to further their art education in Europe for at least six months (including the three-month Cité residency) at the specified time.

To be considered for selection, an applicant must comply with all entry instructions and conditions.

For more information visit the website. Read more

  • Closing: 7 July 2017
  • Categories: Visual Arts
  • Open To: Individuals

Culture, Arts, Tourism and Community Heritage Grants (CATCH)

Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR)

Up to $20,000 for activities that enrich the life of rural and remote communities in the areas of culture and tourism, the arts, history and heritage. Priority given to projects and activities that benefit communities of less than 10,000.

Priority also will be given to projects that have community based/grass roots development, a level of sustainability or direct contribution to the economic fabric of that community, share assets amongst community groups, take a group to the next level of sophistication, preserve community heritage using approved methods and collaborative arts models that are as inclusive as possible. Read more

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

Opportunity Development Grant (Round 1)

Music NSW

MusicNSW is pleased to announce that Round 1 for MusicNSW’s Opportunity Development Grants are now open. This program is aimed at supporting musicians and artist managers in developing opportunities whilst attending Australian industry conferences, domestic tours, trade fairs and other career defining opportunities in 2016, such as Bigsound, Face The Music, Electronic Music Conference, AWME and more.

Artists and artist managers are invited to apply for one off funding of up to $850 per member of the touring party, with a total limit of $5500 per group. Read more

  • Closing: TBA
  • Categories: Music, Touring

The Peter Blazey Fellowship, 2016

The Australian Centre

The Fellowship is awarded annually to writers in the non-fiction fields of biography, autobiography and life writing and is intended to further a work in progress. Applications will be judged on literary merit, and the winner will be supported in his or her work by a prize of approximately $15 000, and a one-month writer-in-residency at the Australian Centre. Read more

  • Closing: TBA
  • Categories: Literature
  • Open To: Individuals

New Play Development

Playwriting Australia

Playwriting Australia is dedicated to working with writers at all levels of their career, offering them time, space and creative expertise to explore and refine their new plays. Whether with a cast of actors in a full workshop setting or one-on-one with a dramaturg, our script development models focus on exploration and creative dialogue between artists, away from the pressures of performance outcomes.
 
If you’ve submitted your work to Playwriting Australia before, please read carefully as we’ve made some changes to our script development program.
 
We now offer a more tailored approach to the way we support new plays by offering three different development programs:
 

  • LONGFORM: six months of individual sessions with a PWA dramaturg

  • RAPID FIRE: a day-long workshop with actors and creatives
  • NATIONAL SCRIPT WORKSHOP: an intensive development workshop of one or two weeks
     
    Read the full guidelines for more information about submissions and our selection process. Please note that this submission date within the guidelines is incorrect, the correct dates are below.

    Read more

    • Closing: 24 July 2017
    • Categories: Literature, Theatre
    • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

Arts About Town

As part of a new grant program, Maitland City Council is seeking artists interested in engaging with audiences at ground level and challenging the boundaries of their work by using local streets as their canvas.
 
The Arts About Town grant program invites artists to create temporary and semi-permanent works for public spaces, streets and laneways across the city identified as being in need of transforming and revitalising. We are looking for projects that engage audiences and create unique experiences that respond to the space they are in.’
 
The grant program will fund projects ranging between $500 and $10,000 and is open to both emerging and established artists.
 
Expressions of Interest open on Friday 23 June and applicants will have until close of business on Wednesday 26 July to submit their proposal.
 
To apply for the Arts About Town grant program and for more information go to maitland.nsw.gov.au/creative-streets
 
The Arts About Town grant program is part of Council’s wider Creative Streets initiative, which aims to fund creative projects that bring vibrancy to the city and activate Maitland’s streetscape.
 
We encourage artists to discuss their ideas prior to submitting, RSVP to the workshop and direct any questions to Council’s Place Activation Officer (project manager) on (02) 4931 2858 or at amber.herrmann@maitland.nsw.gov.au. Read more

  • Closing: 26 July 2017
  • Categories: Visual Arts
  • Open To: Individuals

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

The ClubGRANTS Scheme

Clubs NSW

To ensure that larger registered clubs in NSW contribute to the provision of front-line services to their local communities; and to ensure that the disadvantaged in the community are better positioned to benefit from the substantial contributions made by those clubs.

Overview

  • Category 1 funding is available for specific local community priorities such as community welfare and social services, community development, community health services and employment assistance activities.
  • Category 2 funding is focused on core club activities (such as an RSL supporting veterans welfare) and traditional areas of club expenditure, such as support for sport and recreation groups.
  • Category 3 Is a state-wide fund that supports large-scale community infrastructure projects. Grants are available for sport, emergency and disaster relief, and arts and culture infrastructure.

If you are unsure of which council area you belong to, you can check here.

Website: http://www.clubsnsw.com.au/clubgrants.aspx
Phone: 1300 730 001
Email: enquiries@clubsnsw.com.au Read more

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

Creative Fellowships

National Library of Australia

The National Library offers three Fellowships to support practising writers and artists to develop new work creatively using or inspired by the Library’s collections.

Applications open for applications for the 2018 Creative Fellowships on April 13, 2017 and close July 28.

The Library provides creative artists with a unique and supportive environment in which to immerse themselves in the collections. The Fellowship enables artists to be inspired by, repurpose, transform or imaginatively respond to published sources, such as music, maps, rare books or ephemera, or original sources, such as pictures, manuscripts, oral histories and folklore recordings, in any way.

  • The Friends of the National Library of Australia Creative Arts Fellowship is open to creative practitioners and artists, working professionally in any art form, to create new artistic work that is inspired by or using particular collections. Artists may be working in such fields as music, dance, theatre, visual arts, emerging, hybrid and experimental art forms.
  • The National Folk Fellowship, offered in partnership with the National Folk Festival, supports folk musicians, singers, dancers, poets, performance artists, or collector-performers to develop a project based on the Library’s original folklore and related collections, with a performance at the following National Folk Festival.

Read more

  • Closing: 28 July 2017
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Dance, Literature, Music, Performing Arts, Screen Arts / Film, Visual Arts
  • Open To: Individuals

Creative Arts Fellowship

National Library of Australia

The Friends of the National Library of Australia Creative Arts Fellowship is open to creative practitioners and artists, working professionally in any art form, to create new artistic work that is inspired by or using particular collections. Artists may be working in such fields as music, dance, theatre, visual arts, emerging, hybrid and experimental art forms. Read more

  • Closing: 30 July 2017
  • Categories: All Artforms / General
  • Open To: Individuals

Creative Arts Fellowship for Australian Writing

National Library of Australia

The National Library of Australia Creative Arts Fellowship for Australian Writing, specifically aims to support writers wishing to develop their creative ideas by immersing themselves in an aspect of the National Library of Australia’s collections. Read more

  • Closing: 30 July 2017
  • Categories: Literature
  • Open To: Individuals

The National Folk Fellowship

National Library of Australia

The National Folk Fellowship is offered in partnership with the National Folk Festival, and supports folk musicians, singers, dancers, poets, performance artists, or collector-performers to develop a project based on the Library’s original folklore and related collections, with a performance at the following National Folk Festival. Read more

  • Closing: 30 July 2017
  • Categories: Dance, Multicultural, Music, Performing Arts, Theatre
  • Open To: Individuals

Writing NSW Early Career Writer Grants

NSW Writers' Centre

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.

Funding available: up to 4 grants of $5000 each (plus GST)

Opening date: 3 July 2017
Closing date: 30 July 2017
For project period: 1 February 2018 to 31 December 2018

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 $5000 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, provided an application is received that meets all of the grant criteria.

Activities to be funded by the grant may include:

  • Creation, production or publication of new work
  • Professional development or mentoring
  • Cultural exchanges or other travel that will assist in the production or presentation of new work
  • Audience development activities conducted by the writer (but not for payment of marketing professionals)

Access costs for regional writers or for writers with disability may be included in the proposal. Read more

  • Closing: 30 July 2017
  • Categories: Literature
  • Open To: Individuals

Varuna Residential Fellowship

Varuna the National Writers House

Varuna the National Writers House invites writers and illustrators from across Australia to apply for a Varuna Residential Fellowship.
 
A Varuna Residential Fellowship offers writers and illustrators working across a wide range of literary genres and forms the gift of uninterrupted time and to develop a new work in an inspiring environment and a collegial atmosphere.
 
Fellowships include full board and accommodation including a private writing studio at Varuna the National Writers House in the world heritage Blue Mountains region of NSW.
 
Varuna assesses applications on merit and clarity of work plan and encourages writers from diverse backgrounds and at all stages of their career development to apply.
 
Varuna will award thirty Fellowships in 2017 with residencies of two or three weeks available to be taken between January and end of May 2018.
 
For full details of the program and to apply, please visit www.varuna.com.au email: varuna@varuna.com.au or phone: (02) 4782 5674 Read more

  • Closing: 30 July 2017
  • Categories: Literature
  • Open To: Individuals

The Seed Fund

The Seed Fund

2015 categories for The Seed Fund are:

Management Workshop for emerging managers, including self- managed artists.

Professional Management Support– up to $5,000 for emerging managers who have previously attended The Seed Management Workshop

Its All About The Song– up to $3,500 for Australian performing/ recording artists to work with a producer

  Read more

  • Closing: 31 July 2017
  • Categories: Music
  • Open To: Individuals

National Stronger Regions Fund

Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development

This programme will provide funding over 5 years, commencing in 2015-2016, to fund priority infrastructure in regional communities. Grants between $20,000 and $10 million are available for capital projects which involve construction of new infrastructure or enhancement of existing infrastructure. The project must deliver an economic benefit beyond the project and should support disadvantaged regions. Round 2 will open on 1 May 2015. Read more

  • Closing: 31 July 2017
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Capital / Infrastructure
  • Open To: Organisations

Future2 Make the Difference! Grants

Foundation of Australian Financial Planners

The 2015 Future2 Make the Difference! grants are now open to applications from community not-for-profits with programs to support socially and financially disadvantaged young Australians between 12 and 25 years of age.

Applicants may apply for two types of grant:

  • a short-term grant of up to $10,000 in one year
  • a multi-year grant with total value up to $30,000 over three years

Read more

  • Closing: 31 July 2017
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Indigenous, Multicultural
  • Open To: Organisations