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Grants Closing in September 2017

Audience Development Fund

Museums and Galleries NSW

The new Audience Development Fund (ADF) offers public galleries in NSW assistance in targeting and developing new audiences. It encourages galleries to create innovative public programs that engage artists and the community. The fund is designed to support galleries to develop and trial new models for engaging audiences that will increase immediate and future attendance, access and participation.

For more information visit the website. Read more

  • Closing: 6 September 2017
  • Categories: Creative Industries, Heritage / Museums
  • Open To: Organisations

Dobell Exhibition Grant

Museums and Galleries NSW

The Dobell Exhibition Grant, supported by the the Sir William Dobell Art Foundation, offers $40,000 in funding to one regional NSW gallery per annum. The program aims to support high quality exhibitions that speak to a broad audience across NSW. To assist in expanding appreciation for the visual arts, these exhibitions should be supported by innovative public and education programs that creatively engage both artists and the community.

In addition to the support provided by the Sir William Dobell Art Foundation, M&G NSW will offer successful applicants the opportunity to develop a national tour of their funded exhibition.

For more information visit the website. Read more

  • Closing: 6 September 2017
  • Categories: Heritage / Museums, Visual Arts
  • Open To: Organisations

NSW Seniors Festival Event Grants

NSW Seniors Festival

The NSW Seniors Festival grants program funds events and activities across NSW that help seniors live active, healthy and socially connected lives.

Run by the Department of Family and Community Services, the program provides $200,000 in seed-funding for organisations to hold events for seniors during the annual NSW Seniors Festival. Read more

  • Closing: 12 September 2017
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Creative Industries, Festivals
  • Open To: Organisations

Responsive Program

Critical Path

Are you a NSW choreographer with an idea you want to explore?

Critical Path’s 2016 Responsive Residency Program provides choreographers and their collaborators with financial support up to $19,000 as well as space, equipment, technology and advice. Read more

  • Closing: 14 September 2017
  • Categories: Dance
  • Open To: Individuals

The CH Currey Memorial Fellowship

State Library of NSW

This fellowship supports the writing of Australian history from original sources, particularly from the collections of the State Library of NSW. Read more

  • Closing: 21 September 2017
  • Categories: Literature
  • Open To: Individuals

The Nancy Keesing Fellowship

State Library of NSW

The Fellowship supports research into aspects of Australian life and culture using the resources of the State Library of NSW. Read more

  • Closing: 21 September 2017
  • Categories: Literature
  • Open To: Individuals

The Australian Religious History Fellowship

State Library of NSW

The specific focus of the Australian Religious History Fellowship is for the study and research of any aspect of Australian religious history of any faith. The successful Fellow will be based at the State Library of NSW, and is expected to be based there, although it is understood that it may be necessary to also work within other institutions and archives, and use resources outside the Library. Read more

  • Closing: 21 September 2017
  • Categories: Literature
  • Open To: Individuals

Visual Arts Fellowship

National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA)

The Visual Arts Fellowship is funded by the Copyright Agency and administered by NAVA, and aims to assist exceptional mid-career Australian visual and media arts, craft and design practitioners to undertake a self directed program of professional development. Read more

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

Community Presenter Touring Grant

Arts On Tour

The purpose of the Community Presenter Touring Grant is to extend the reach of professional productions to smaller towns and remote communities in NSW that do not have a professional performing arts venue, by providing funds towards the performance fee of touring productions.

The Grant supports the presentation of professional, NSW-based productions in community-run venues in regional NSW. Funds for this Grant have been made available by Arts NSW on behalf of the NSW Government. This is a three-year initiative.

Community presenters can submit a proposal for funding to:

  • extend a regional tour to one or more community-run venues in regional NSW;
  • support a new tour to two or more community-run venues in regional NSW.

There are two grant rounds offered in 2017, closing dates as follows:

  • April 10, 2017 for projects between 1 June, 2017 and 31 December, 2018 (Applications for round 1 open 13 March 2017)
  • September 25, 2017 for projects between 1 January, 2017 and 31 December, 2019. (Applications for round 2 open August, 2017)

For more information visit the website. Read more

  • Closing: 25 September 2017
  • Categories: Performing Arts, Theatre, Touring
  • Open To: Organisations

Robert Le Gay Brereton Memorial Prize

Art Gallery of NSW

An annual prize of $2000, awarded to art students exhibiting skill and promise in the area of draughtsmanship.

This Grant is currently closed and will re- open in 2017. Read more

  • Closing: TBA
  • Categories: Visual Arts
  • Open To: Individuals

Reg Rowe Scholarship

Southern Highlands Foundation

As a way of encouraging and supporting young people in visual arts and related fields to further their educative and professional endeavours, Southern Highlands artist, the late Reg Rowe, entrusted funds to The Southern Highlands Foundation to be awarded annually to support local young art professionals in their individual career aspirations.

Essentially, this scholarship seeks to be applicable to a broad cross-section of visual arts practitioners to enable further study or provide the means by which young artists may enrich their opportunities.

It is open to people aged 20-45 years living in, or with a connection to, Wingecarribee Shire (Southern Highlands)

  Read more

  • Closing: TBA
  • Categories: Visual Arts
  • Open To: Individuals

Emerging Writing Organisation Grant

NSW Writers' Centre

Emerging Writing Organisation Grants are awarded by the NSW Writers’ Centre to support emerging writing organisations, groups and collectives across the state. The aim of the grants is to foster a vibrant, diverse and innovative writing culture in the state.

Funding may be used to assist emerging organisations, groups or collectives to deliver projects such as, for example: events or other writing-related activities, development of digital or other platforms for writing, new forms of support or audience development for writers, collaborative writing-related projects. Read more

  • Closing: 30 September 2017
  • Categories: Literature
  • Open To: Organisations

Australian National Commission for UNESCO

Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

The Australian National Commission for UNESCO assists projects which will further National Commission and UNESCO priorities and objectives. Applications for grants for up to $20, 000 will be considered (note: the National Commission may decide to grant only part of the funding requested). Read more

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

Asian Studies Grants

National Library of Australia

Applications for 2017 Japan Study Grants closed on 30 September 2016. Applications for 2018 will open in July 2017.

The National Library of Australia offers annual Japan Study Grants to support scholars undertaking research on Japan and requiring special access to the Library’s Japanese or Japan related collections. These scholarships are made possible thanks to Harold S. Williams Trust Fund.

Preference for Japan Study Grants will be given to those with a demonstrated need to access the Library’s Japanese language collections and who do not have ready access to Japanese language collections in their own region or institution.

The scholarships are tenable for a period of up to four weeks in the following calendar year. Scholars have privileged access to the Library’s materials and facilities, as well as sustained interaction with many of its staff.

For more information view the website. Read more

  • Closing: 30 September 2017
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Literature, Visual Arts
  • Open To: Individuals

Summer Scholarships

National Library of Australia

Applications for 2017 Summer Scholarships closed on 30 September 2016. Applications for the following year will re-open in July 2017.

The National Library of Australia offers annual summer scholarships to support younger scholars undertaking postgraduate research requiring special access to the Library’s collections. These scholarships are made possible through the generosity of the family of the late Norman McCann (a former National Library Council Member), and of John and Heather Seymour.

Preference for Norman McCann Scholarships will be given to those working in the disciplines of Australian history, Australian literature, librarianship, archives administration or museum studies. Preference for Seymour Scholarships will be for those undertaking biographical research.

The scholarships are tenable for a period of six weeks commencing in the second week of January each year. Scholars have privileged access to the Library’s materials and facilities, as well as sustained interaction with many of its staff.

For more information visit the website here. Read more

  • Closing: 30 September 2017
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Literature
  • Open To: Individuals