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Grants Closing in June 2018

Artist in Residence Program

Grafton Regional Gallery

The Grafton Regional Gallery is offering artists the rare opportunity to be one of its artists in residence. The Gallery is calling for applications from artists for this program which will run from 8 October – 1 November 2018 during the lead up to the opening of the 2018 Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award (JADA) and the annual Jacaranda Festival.
 
For more information visit www.graftongallery.nsw.gov.au Read more

  • Closing: 1 June 2018
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Artist Residency
  • Open To: Individuals

Fellowships

Australia Council for the Arts

Australia Council Fellowships of $80,000 support outstanding, established artists’ creative activity and professional development for a period of up to two years.
 
Please read through the following grant guidelines. If you need help with your application, contact a Grants Officer now.
 
Closing date
The Australia Council offers one grant round each year for Fellowships. In 2018, Fellowships will close on Tuesday 5 June.
Each round closes at midnight on the closing date.
 
Technical and administrative support will not be available after 5pm on the closing date.
 
Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application approximately 12 weeks after the closing date.
 
For more information visit the Australia Council website. Read more

  • Closing: 5 June 2018
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Fellowship & Scholarship
  • Open To: Individuals

Community Grants

Australian Ethical

At Australian Ethical, we believe it’s important to provide financial help to organisations making a positive difference in the world. That’s why we donate 10% of our yearly pre-tax profits to charitable organisations.
 
Grants recipients cover humanitarian, environmental, and animal welfare areas in Australia and abroad, aiming to bring dignity and aid to our global community.
 
For more information visit the Australian Ethical website.
Read more

  • Closing: 6 June 2018
  • Categories: All Artforms / General
  • Open To: Organisations

Green Globe Awards

Environment & Heritage NSW

The 2018 Green Globe Award nominations are now open. The awards showcase people and projects making real progress toward sustainability across NSW.
 
It doesn’t matter if you are a big multinational, a tiny social enterprise or something in between. The Green Globe Award judges want to know about the work you’re doing and why it matters.
 
Nominate yourself or someone you think deserves recognition with a Green Globe Award.
 
Finalists will be will be announced at the end of August 2018 and winners will be announced at the gala event in October 2018.
 
For more information visit the Department of Environment and Heritage website. Read more

  • Closing: 8 June 2018
  • Categories: All Artforms / General
  • Open To: Organisations

The Nancy Fairfax Artist in Residence Studio (AIR)

Tweed Regional Gallery

Visual artists are invited to apply to be part of the Artist in Residence (AIR) program, which is in two streams:
 
FEE PAYING RESIDENCY: Artists and arts professionals are invited to apply to rent the Nancy Fairfax Artist in Residence Studio. The program is subsidised making the rental fee just $330 per week (correct time of publication). For further details and to apply refer to the AIR_FEE_guidelines_and_application_form_March_2018 (3) (3.81mB PDF). Applications for 2019 are open. They will be assessed from 10 June 2018 onwards, in the order in which they are received.
 
FUNDED RESIDENCY: Occurring twice a year, the funded residencies are supported through the generous benefaction of Mr Tim Fairfax AC and complemented by government grants and the Gallery’s support organisations.
 
Residents will be granted a living allowance, travel and free use of the AIR studio. Outcomes from the funded residencies will be included in the Gallery’s exhibition program. Funded residencies will also participate in the delivery of public programs supporting the Residency and the Gallery’s programs. Funded Residency applications are by INVITATION ONLY.
 
For more information visit the Tweed Regional Gallery website. Read more

  • Closing: 9 June 2018
  • Categories: Artist Residency
  • Open To: Individuals

Scholarships for Regional Rockers

Girls Rock! Canberra

Live regionally but wanna ROCK?
 
Thanks to the collective generosity of the people behind Capital Giving, Girls Rock! Canberra is excited to offer three full scholarships for rural/regional participants to attend this year’s Girls Rock! Canberra camp. These scholarships cover the cost of fees to attend camp, seven nights accommodation in Canberra for the participant and an adult guardian, as well as a stipend to assist with travel costs.
 
The Girls Rock! Canberra rural and regional scholarship is available to girls, trans or non-binary young people living outside of the Canberra/Queanbeyan border. Indigenous, and culturally and linguistically diverse applicants are strongly encouraged.
 
More details about the program can be found here. Read more

  • Closing: 10 June 2018
  • Categories: Fellowship & Scholarship, Music
  • Open To: Individuals

The Hurford Hardwood Portrait Prize

Lismore Regional Gallery

The Hurford Hardwood Portrait Prize is a biennial prize. Now in its 6th year the prize started as The Northern Rivers Portrait Prize, a painting and drawing prize open to artists Australia wide whose artwork depicted a person from the Northern Rivers. It has since expanded to include portraits of any subject in any medium (see terms and conditions). The prize is open to artists nationally.
 
The 2018 Hurford Hardwood Portrait Prize exhibition will be open 28 July – 23 September 2018, with entries closing 12am Monday 11 June 2018.
 
Judge: Dr Michael Brand, Director, Art Gallery of NSW
 
For more information visit the Lismore Regional Gallery website. Read more

  • Closing: 11 June 2018
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Visual Arts
  • Open To: Individuals

Indigenous Languages and Arts Program

Australian Government Department of Communications and the Arts

The Indigenous Languages and Arts program supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to revive and maintain languages, and to develop and present art.
 
The Indigenous Languages and Arts program provides funding to organisations that support participation in and maintenance of Australia’s Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander cultures through languages and arts.
 
Funding is offered in two ways: an open grant round and direct offer grants.
 
For more information visit the Department for Communications and the Arts website. Read more

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

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.
 
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.
 
For more information visit the Create NSW website. Read more

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

Bundanon Trust Residency

Accessible Arts

In partnership with Bundanon Trust, Accessible Arts will be offering up to five places for a week-long residency at the highly regarded Bundanon property from 27 August to 3 September 2018. These residencies will be for New South Wales artists who have a lived experience of disability.
 
Where is Bundanon Trust?
Bundanon Trust is located on the idyllic Shoalhaven River, a thirty-minute drive from Nowra, NSW. It is just shy of a three-hour drive from Sydney.
 
What is Bundanon Trust?
Bundanon Trust is a rural property that supports arts practice and engagement with the arts through its residency, education, exhibition and performance programs.
 
Arthur and Yvonne Boyd opened the Bundanon complex in 1998 as a gift to the Australian people. Their vision was to provide an inspirational haven for artists of every discipline and in all stages of their careers.
 
What is the Artist-in-Residence program?
The Bundanon Trust Artist-in-Residence program is the largest program of its kind in Australia. The program welcomes around 350 artists each year from all disciplines and levels of experience, making it highly sought after by artists nationally. A residency experience at Bunbanon Trust provides artists with the opportunity to develop their art forms in the beautiful surroundings of the residency complex.
 
What’s on offer?
Accessible Arts will soon be seeking expressions of interest from emerging and mid-career New South Wales writers (all media), visual artists, and musicians who have a lived experience of disability.
 
As part of this residency, the successful applicants will be provided with self-catering accommodation and a bursary to cover food and travel. Applicants will be responsible for arranging their own transport to Bundanon and any supports that may be required.
 
I’m Interested in a residency — when can I get more Information?
Guidelines will be available on 18 April 2018 and close on 13 June 2018. For more information visit www.aarts.net.au/news/bundanon-trust-residency/ Read more

  • Closing: 13 June 2018
  • Categories: Artist Residency, Disability
  • Open To: Individuals

Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship

Art Gallery of NSW

Each year, the Brett Whiteley Studio, administered by the Art Gallery of NSW, invites applications for a major travelling art scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to a talented young artist/painter 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.
 
Further details available on the Brett Whiteley Studio pages. Read more

  • Closing: 15 June 2018
  • Categories: Fellowship & Scholarship, Visual Arts
  • Open To: Individuals

Community Building Partnership

NSW Family and Community Services

The program offers grants across the State at an individual State Electorate level for the enhancement of community facilities.  This current program round is closed for 2016 and will re- open in 2017.
 
Grants will be open to local councils and incorporated not-for-profit bodies such as charities, sporting, social and environmental groups.
 
Successful projects will benefit their local community through the improvement of facilities that deliver positive social, environmental, inclusive or recreational outcomes. Applications should be for;

  • Construction of new capital works.
  • Refurbishment, repairs and maintenance to existing capital facilities.
  • The purchase of capital equipment with a minimum individual asset value of $2,500 and a life expectancy of 5+ years that enables the delivery of new or enhanced community services.

 
For more information visit the NSW Government website. Read more

  • Closing: 15 June 2018
  • Categories: Capital / Infrastructure
  • Open To: Organisations

Community Building Partnership

NSW Government

NSW incorporated, community based not-for-profit organisations and local councils are invited to apply for the NSW Government’s Community Building Partnership program, which can fund: construction of new capital works, refurbishment, repairs and maintenance to existing capital facilities, and the purchase of capital equipment.
 
Applicants should demonstrate how their project will benefit their local community through the building or improvement of facilities to deliver positive social, recreational or environmental outcomes.
 
Applications from local councils require a commitment of matching cash funding by the council.
 
Find out more Read more

  • Closing: 15 June 2018
  • Categories: Capital / Infrastructure
  • Open To: Organisations

Pro Hart Outback Art Prize

Broken Hill City Council

The Pro Hart Outback Art Prize is an annual acquisitive competition. The prize showcases work in any media which reflects the spirit and diversity of the Australian Outback.
 
The prize consists of an Acquisitive First Prize, a Non-Acquisitive Second Prize, a Non-Acquisitive Encouragement Award and a Peoples Choice Award with a total prize pool of $19,000. The winning work will be added to the nationally recognised collection of the Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery.
 
The Pro Hart Outback Art Prize was renamed in acknowledgement of his and his family’s contribution to the arts and support of Broken Hill. The prize is generously supported by Mrs Raylee J Hart and Broken Hill City Council.
 
Key Dates
Entries Open: 2nd April 2018
Entries Close: 15th June 2018
Finalist Notification: 22nd June
Artworks Delivered: – 25th June – 27th July 2018
Exhibition Opening: Friday 3rd August
Exhibition Dates: 3rd August 2018 – 23rd September
Collection of Artworks: from 24th September 2018
 
For more information visit the Broken Hill City Council website. Read more

  • Closing: 15 June 2018
  • Categories: Awards & Prizes, Visual Arts
  • Open To: Individuals

Access for Regional Writers Grants

Writing NSW

Access for Regional Writers grants are awarded by the NSW Writers’ Centre to help writers in regional NSW access professional development. Regional writers in any genre may apply for a travel grant of $300 to help them participate in a professional development event at an approved not-for-profit organisation. Professional development events can include workshops or seminars designed to further their writing or career skills.
 
Previous grant recipients included writers from areas such as Lismore, Tamworth, Wagga Wagga, Mudgee and Dubbo.
 
They used their travel funds to attend professional development activities at Write Around the Murray Festival, Yellamundie National First Peoples Playwriting Festival, New England Writers’ Centre, Hunter Writers Centre and the NSW Writers’ Centre.
 
Funding available: up to 5 travel grants of $300 each (plus GST) per round
 
Round 1 opening date: 4 June 2018
Round 1 closing date: 17 June 2018
For project period: 1 July 2018 to 31 December 2018
 
Round 2 opening date: 19 November 2018
Round 2 closing date: 2 December 2018
For project period: 1 January 2019 to 30 June 2019
 
For more information visit the NSW Writers’ Centre website. Read more

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

CREATE Grant

Copyright Agency

CREATE grants offer opportunities for mid-career and established creative writers and visual artists to create and develop new work by providing time to write and create.
 
These grants are not intended to support academics with scholarly or academic works.
 
Applications are assessed by a panel of independent peers from the writing, publishing and visual arts sectors.
 
For more information visit the Copyright Agency website. Read more

  • Closing: 18 June 2018
  • Categories: Literature, Visual Arts
  • 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.

For more information visit the Create NSW website. Read more

  • Closing: TBA
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Creative Industries, Dance, Disability, Fellowship & Scholarship, Indigenous, Literature, Music, Performing Arts, Screen Arts / Film, Technology, Theatre, Visual Arts
  • Open To: Individuals

Audience Development Program

Create NSW, Screen NSW

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.
 
Funding applications to the Audience Development Program for the 2017/18 financial year have closed. Applications for the 2018/2019 will open in May 2018.
 
Events and programs that support high-quality activity, engagement and participation with these Priority Areas are of particular importance:

  • people living and/or working in regional NSW

  • people living and/or working in Western Sydney
  • Aboriginal people
  • people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) backgrounds
  • people with disability
  • young people.

 
Further information on addressing Priority Areas can be found in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section on the Create NSW website www.arts.nsw.gov.au
 
Please note that Create NSW will not support conferences, panel discussions or similar events which have all male panel members.
 
For more information visit the Screen NSW website. Read more

  • Closing: 20 June 2018
  • Categories: Screen Arts / Film
  • Open To: Organisations

Cultural Grants Program

Royal Australian Historical Society

The Cultural Grants Program is a Create NSW devolved funding program administered by the Royal Australian Historical Society on behalf of the NSW Government. This Cultural Grants program assists historical research and publication of local, community and regional history projects.
 
The Society would like to thank Create NSW for providing funding for 2016 – 2018 for the cultural grants program that supports local history and heritage projects facilitating an understanding of the history of the people and places of New South Wales. The Society will distribute $50,000 in grants each year.
 
For more information visit the Royal Australian Historical Society website. Read more

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

NSW Heritage Grants Program

Royal Australian Historical Society

The Heritage Grants program is one of the Community, Youth and Senior heritage projects funded by NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, and provides funding to individuals and community groups for local historical research. The program is designed to facilitate the dissemination of local Australian stories, expression of the diversity of Australian culture as it impacts on communities, and to highlight and localise pivotal Australian historical events and issues.
 
For more information visit the Royal Australian Historical Society website. Read more

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

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.

 
For more information visit the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal website. 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.
 
For more information visit the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal website. 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.
 
For more information visit the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal website. Read more

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

Innovating Dance Practice Grants

AusDance NSW

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.
 
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.
 
For more information visit the Ausdance NSW website . Read more

  • Closing: TBA
  • Categories: Dance, Performing Arts
  • Open To: Individuals

Freedman Foundation Travelling Scholarship for Emerging Artists

National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA)

The Freedman Foundation Travelling Scholarship aims to assist emerging artists to develop their practice through overseas travel or tuition. This scholarship provides assistance towards the cost of overseas travel to:

  • undertake formal study
  • undertake a residency or mentorship (planned program with a professional artist)
  • undertake informal study for a planned research project.

 
Funding Available
4 applicants will be awarded $5,000 plus GST each.
 
For more information visit the NAVA website. Read more

  • Closing: 30 June 2018
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Fellowship & Scholarship
  • Open To: Individuals

Made in NSW - International Footloose Production

Create NSW, Screen NSW

MADE IN NSW is a new $20 million fund over two years (2016/17 and 2017/18) to support the attraction to NSW of significant international and domestic feature film and major TV drama production.
 
The program will create a pipeline of high-end screen production in NSW and build on the success of previous investment. The program will focus its investment in new film and TV projects that:

  • significantly contribute to the NSW economy

  • create high value jobs
  • create new opportunities in western Sydney and regional NSW
  • build the skills and capacity of established and emerging practitioners
  • grow audiences; and
  • contribute to NSW’s reputation as the leading State in business and film.

 
For more information visit the Screen NSW website here. Read more

  • Closing: 30 June 2018
  • Categories: Screen Arts / Film
  • Open To: Organisations