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Grants Closing in February 2019

Festivals Australia

Australian Government Department of Communications and the Arts

Festivals Australia supports community participation in, and access to, the arts and aims to support partnerships and collaboration across the sector.
 
Festivals Australia funds high-quality arts and cultural heritage projects that invite community participation and audience engagement. Projects can include but are not limited to a parade, performance, workshop, installation or exhibition.
 
The aim is to give community members living in regional or remote Australia the chance to participate in or attend an arts experience at a festival, or a significant one-off community celebration.
 
Projects must be a single discrete activity, not a range of unrelated activities across a festival program.
 
For more information visit the Department of Communications and the Arts website. Read more

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

Head On Photo Awards

Head On Photo Festival

The Head On Photo Awards represent a global selection of the best work from emerging and established photographers across four categories; Portrait, Landscape, Mobile and Student. Head On Photo Festival, one of the world’s most prestigious photo festivals is calling for photographers to submit work to the Head On Photo Awards.
 
The Head On Portrait, Landscape and Mobile prizes are open INTERNATIONALLY to professional, emerging and enthusiast photographers from classical to contemporary styles and the Head On Student Prize is open to Australia’s young photographers (school years K-12).
 
For more information visit www.headon.com.au/awards Read more

  • Closing: 3 February 2019
  • Categories: Awards & Prizes
  • Open To: Individuals

National NAIDOC 2019 Poster Competition

NAIDOC Week

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists are invited to submit artworks for the 2019 National NAIDOC Poster Competition. The winning artwork will collect a $10,000 cash prize and used as the 2019 National NAIDOC Poster. Have your artwork seen and celebrated Australia-wide as the centerpiece to NAIDOC Week 2019!
 
This competition is a chance for talented artists aged 13 years and older to be recognised across Australia in celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and achievements.
 
Your artwork must reflect this year’s National NAIDOC theme: Voice. Truth. Treaty. Let’s work together for a shared future.
 
The 2019 theme invites all Australians to walk with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in a movement of the nation for a better future.
 
This theme acknowledges that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have always wanted an enhanced role in decision-making in Australia’s democracy.
 
It also aims at highlighting our various First Nations’ desires for lasting and effective agreements such as Treaties- which cannot be achieved unless we have a shared, truthful understanding of the nature of the dispute, of the history, of how we got to where we stand.
 
Read more about the 2019 theme here.
 
To read the Terms and Conditions and enter visit www.naidoc.org.au
  Read more

  • Closing: 4 February 2019
  • Categories: Indigenous, Visual Arts
  • Open To: Individuals

Career Development Grants for Individuals

Australia Council for the Arts

If you are an individual artist, arts worker or group of artists, a Career Development Grant can provide support to further develop your skills or improve your capacity to build an enduring career in the arts. Career Development grants are available from $5,000 to $25,000. These grants can support a broad range of activities such as skills and professional development, mentorships, showcases, residencies and other projects directly related to your career development. Supported activities must last no longer than two years from the proposed start date.
 
Please read through the following grant guidelines. You can find a case study of a recently-awarded career development grant here. If you need help with your application, contact a Grants Officer now.
 
Closing dates
The Australia Council offers three grant rounds each year for this category. In 2019, the grant rounds will close on:

  • Tuesday 5 February for projects starting after 1 May 2019.

  • Tuesday 4 June for projects starting after 1 September 2019.
  • Tuesday 1 October for projects starting after 1 January 2020.

 
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: Ongoing
  • Categories: All Artforms / General
  • Open To: Individuals

Arts Projects for Individuals and Groups

Australia Council for the Arts

Our Arts Projects program funds a range of activities that deliver benefits to the arts sector and wider public, including national and international audiences. Grants are available from $10,000 to $50,000. Supported activities must last no longer than three years from the proposed start date.
 
Please read through the following grant guidelines. You can find a case study of a recently-awarded Arts Project grant here. If you need help with your application, contact a Grants Officer now.
 
Closing dates
The Australia Council offers three grant rounds each year for this category.
 
In 2019, the grant rounds will close on:

  • Tuesday 5 February for projects starting after 1 May 2019.

  • Tuesday 4 June for projects starting after 1 September 2019.
  • Tuesday 1 October for projects starting after 1 January 2020.

 
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: Ongoing
  • Categories: All Artforms / General
  • Open To: Individuals

Arts Projects - Organisations

Australia Council for the Arts

Our Arts Projects program funds a range of activities that deliver benefits to the arts sector and wider public, including national and international audiences. Organisations that undertake arts programs, projects or that provide services to artists are welcome to apply. Grants are available from $10,000 to $100,000. Supported activities must last no longer than 2 years from the proposed start date.
 
Please read through the following grant guidelines. If you need help with your application, contact a Grants Officer now.
 
Closing dates
The Australia Council offers three grant rounds each year for this category.
 
In 2019, the grant rounds will close on:

  • Tuesday 5 February for projects starting after 1 May 2019.

  • Tuesday 4 June for projects starting after 1 September 2019.
  • Tuesday 1 October for projects starting after 1 January 2020.

 
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: Ongoing
  • Categories: All Artforms / General
  • Open To: Organisations

Playing Australia: Regional Performing Arts Touring

Australia Council for the Arts

This program supports performing arts to reach regional and remote communities across Australia. Grants are available to support the net touring costs associated with a national tour. There is no limit on the amount that can be requested. The Australia Council offers three grant rounds each year for Playing Australia.
 
The Australia Council offers three grant rounds each year for this category.
 
In 2019, the grant rounds will close on:

  • Tuesday 5 February for projects starting after 1 May 2019.

  • Tuesday 4 June for projects starting after 1 September 2019.
  • Tuesday 1 October for projects starting after 1 January 2020.

 
Each round closes at midnight on the closing date. Technical and administrative support will not be available after 5pm on the closing date.
 
For more information visit the Australia Council website. Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: Performing Arts, Theatre, Touring
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

Contemporary Music Touring Program

Australia Council for the Arts

The Contemporary Music Touring Program (CMTP) supports national touring activity undertaken by Australian musicians performing original contemporary music. It provides travel support of up to $15,000 for artists and their manager for tours in Australia that include performances in regional and remote areas. Up to an additional $15,000 can be requested for tours that meet the conditions for remote and very remote touring.
 
Closing Dates
The Australia Council offers two grant rounds each year for the Contemporary Music Touring Program.
In 2019, the grant rounds will close on:

  • Tuesday 5 February for projects starting after 1 May 2019.

  • Tuesday 1 October for projects starting after 1 January 2020.

 
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: Ongoing
  • Categories: Music, Touring
  • Open To: Individuals

Contemporary Touring Initiative

Australia Council for the Arts

The Contemporary Touring Initiative, as part of the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, supports significant exhibitions of work by living contemporary visual artists and craft practitioners that reach and engage national audiences, and extend into regional communities. The grant provides up to three years of funding for the development and/or national touring of nationally significant contemporary visual arts and craft exhibitions.
 
The program is targeted to ambitious organisations with demonstrated contemporary visual arts exhibition development and touring expertise to develop and/or tour an exhibition between calendar years 2018-2021.
 
The program will support projects that best demonstrate:

  • cutting-edge practice and innovation in how contemporary visual arts and craft is exhibited and toured, including new ways to reach and engage audiences

  • exhibitions that include the work of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists
  • strong partnerships, reach and impact in regional communities.

 
A national tour is defined as one that includes three or more States and Territories outside of the applicants home State or Territory.
 
Applicants awarded Contemporary Touring Initiative funding will be required to submit a progress report at the end of Year 1 of their grant in order to be paid in advance for subsequent touring years including:

  • itinerary and revised touring budget

  • presenter / venue confirmation forms for the tour. At least 40% of touring venues must be in regional areas.

 
For more information visit the Australia Council website. Read more

  • Closing: 5 February 2019
  • Categories: Indigenous, Touring, Visual Arts

VSA International Young Soloists Competition

Kennedy Centre

Each year outstanding young musicians with disabilities from around the world receive the VSA International Young Soloists Award, $2,000, and the opportunity to perform at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., which is live-streamed and archived on the Kennedy Center website. This program is open to soloists and ensembles of any instrument or genre including classical, jazz, hip-hop, rock, and more!
 
All genres of music are accepted, including but not limited to classical, jazz, hip-hop, rap, rock/alt rock, pop, indie, bluegrass, folk, country, R&B/blues, Latin, and World. All instruments, including voice, are accepted.
 
For more information visit the Kennedy Centre website. Read more

  • Closing: TBA
  • Categories: Disability, Music
  • Open To: Individuals

NSW Heritage Grants program

Environment & Heritage NSW

The NSW Government is committed to ensuring that our heritage is valued, protected, and enjoyed. The Heritage Grants Program is designed to help owners, managers and communities to know, value and care for their heritage.
 
Streams include:

  • Emergency Works Projects

  • Aboriginal Heritage Projects
    Community Heritage Projects

  • Community Heritage – Peak Organisations
  • Major Works
  • Heritage Reports
  • Local Government Heritage Planning Studies
  • Local Government Heritage Advisors
  • Local Heritage Places – Small Heritage Grants Program

 
For individual grant information visit the Office of Environment and Heritage website. Read more

  • Closing: 8 February 2019
  • Categories: Heritage / Museums
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

The Morris Art Prize

The Morris Art Prize

A Gold Coast centric celebration of the nature, culture, people and character of the region stretching from Brisbane in the North to Byron in the South and the hinterland in the West. Relevance to theme will factor in the judging criteria.
 
PRIZE PURSE

  • First – $10,000

  • Highly commended (1) – $3,500
  • Highly commended (2) – $3,500
     
    MEDIUM
    Painting in (one or more) oil, acrylic, watercolour, gouache, mixed media
     
    ENTRY FEE
    $35 (inc gst)
     
    For more information visit the website. Read more

    • Closing: TBA
    • Categories: Awards & Prizes, 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: 11 February 2019
  • Categories: Indigenous
  • Open To: Organisations

Visiting Artist-in-Residence Opportunities

Northern Rivers Community Gallery

Applications are currently being invited for ‘Ignite Studios @ NRCG’ 2018 Artist-in-Residence (AiR) program.
 
The ‘Ignite Studios @ NRCG’ AiR program provides a single artist time and space to expand on their artistic practice, researching and experimenting with ideas for new work or new ways of working. The AiR program provides a residential and separate studio space, professional development opportunities and facilitates access to local community, cultural and industry networks and feeds directly into the NRCG annual public and artistic programs. As a key requirement, AiR participants are required to engage with the wider community through the NRCG public or artistic program that can include lectures, artist talks, workshops, open studios, exhibition, performance or site-specific activations.
 
For more information visit the NRCG website. Read more

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

Lightbulb Moments

Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR)

It’s often the ‘bright ideas’ local people have that create the greatest impact for local communities in regional Australia, and with 8.8 million regional Australians your ideas are just the beginning!
 
But sometimes, even the very best ideas and projects need a little helping hand to get going.
 
Have you got a fantastic project or bright idea that you are passionate about that will really make a difference to your community and economy? We want to hear about it!
 
The ‘top ten’ entries will WIN a dedicated Project Development Support Package from the Regional Australia Institute and a heap of publicity. One lucky National Winner will even get their own TV ad and Airtime Support Package thanks to PRIME7!
 
Additionally, the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) will provide finalists with assistance to identify fundraising strategies that can support their project goals.
 
For prize details see Terms and Conditions.
 
With your passion and our help your idea could really take off.
 
So, what are you waiting for? ENTER NOW* and plant a seed for your community’s success. Entries close Sunday 11 February 2018.
 
For more information visit the Regional Australia Institute website. Read more

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

ABC Regional Storyteller Scholarship

ABC Regional

ABC Regional is seeking to champion emerging voices in the disability community in rural and regional Australia. ABC Regional looks after the 44+ ABC offices outside of the capital cities, and content making team specialises in radio, news, rural, live, digital and video production in the non-fiction and entertainment areas from live and breaking news events and TV documentaries to opinion editorial articles.
 
This is an early career opportunity for two people with a lived experience of disability and an interest in telling factual stories that connect with Australians.
 
You will spend three months working in an ABC regional station, developing your ability to create high quality, compelling content for a variety of ABC platforms, based on your own content idea.
 
You will be supported with a bespoke mentoring experience, based on location, needs and goals.
 
 
About You
You are an emerging factual content maker and you live in a regional, rural or remote part of Australia, covered by the ABC’s regional broadcast footprint – anywhere outside of the capital cities.
 
You have a lived experience of disability and have a content project or idea that you would like to work on with the ABC.
 
 
How to Enter
Please attach a cover letter (2 pages max) that introduces yourself, explain the factual content idea you would like to work on with the ABC. Please also attach two examples of your work. If they are published online, you’re welcome to include links.
 
You could consider linking your project to any of the areas of the National Disability Strategy. These include:
1. Inclusive and accessible communities
2. Rights protection, justice and legislation
3. Economic security
4. Personal and community support
5. Learning and skills
6. Health and wellbeing
 
Applicants can email their applications to storytellerscholarship@abc.net.au or contribute offline by posting their applications to Regional Storyteller Scholarship applications, ABC Ultimo PO Box 9994 Sydney NSW 2001. For more information visit abc.net.au/careers
 
The ABC Regional Storyteller Scholarship is supported by the Australian Government’s Employ their Ability campaign. To find out more, visit jobaccess.gov.au
 
For further information contact Bronwyn Purvis, Executive Producer, Content Partnerships on (02) 8333 2682 Read more

  • Closing: 14 February 2019
  • Categories: Fellowship & Scholarship
  • Open To: Individuals

Bulgari Art Award

Art Gallery of NSW

The Bulgari Art Award is an annual award to support contemporary Australian painting.
 
Each year, the Gallery identifies a significant painting by a mid-career Australian artist to be acquired for the collection.
 
The award, sponsored by Bulgari, consists of $50,000 for acquisition of the painting and a residency for the artist in Italy valued at $30,000. The total award of $80,000 makes it one of the most valuable art awards in Australia.
 
The Bulgari Art Award is not an open competition, like the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes. You cannot apply to enter.
 
For more information visit the Art Gallery of NSW website. Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: Awards & Prizes, Visual Arts
  • Open To: Individuals

Leadership Program & Scholarships

Australia Council for the Arts

The Australia Council Leadership Program responds to the evolving arts ecology, and the need to support our sector’s emerging and established leaders with the skills and capabilities to lead through change.
 
At the heart of the program design is an understanding that our sector is already rich in knowledge and capability, and that artists and arts leaders learn and evolve through sharing stories and experiences. The program is built around these strengths, and aims to activate capacity and enrich the sector through knowledge-sharing and network-building across regions and areas of practice.
 
The Leadership Program offers a dynamic suite of development opportunities for arts leaders at all career stages. Participants will share experiences, form dynamic connections, develop new skills and build confidence in their own capabilities. They will form networks and relationships, also share the benefits and outcomes of the program across their organisations and the wider arts community.
 
Partnerships & Scholarships
The Australia Council regularly seek out strategic partnerships with other institutions to invest in arts leadership development beyond what the Australia Council will deliver directly. These partnerships will enhance the program by targeting specific priority areas that are not covered by the core program. Other organisations might be better placed than the Australia Council to deliver certain priority areas or already have programs in place that we can play a role in, enhancing outcomes for the sector.
 
For more information on current Leadership Program & Scholarships visit the Australia Council website. Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Fellowship & Scholarship

National Cultural Heritage Account

Australian Government Department of Communications and the Arts

The National Cultural Heritage Account helps Australian public cultural organisations buy significant objects that they could not otherwise afford.
 
The National Cultural Heritage Account keeps Australian protected objects in Australia so they can be preserved and made available to the public.
 
Cultural organisations that can care for and provide permanent public access to Australian protected objects have a priority for funding.
 
Individuals can also apply if they intend to gift the object to an eligible cultural institution with a permanent public collection. In these cases, the grant and the gifting of the object must be simultaneous.
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander groups can apply for funding even if they do not have a permanent public collection. This is because of the special significance of Class A objects of heritage to Indigenous communities.
 
The following Australian protected objects are priorities for funding:

  • Class A objects in Australia and overseas

  • Class B objects that have been denied an export permit
  • Class B objects that have been granted an export permit on condition that they be available at fair market value for purchase by an eligible cultural organisation
  • Class B objects that are overseas.

 
For more information and to apply visit the Department of Communications and the Arts website. Read more

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

Indigenous Visual Arts Industry Support Program

Australian Government Department of Communications and the Arts

The Indigenous Visual Arts Industry Support program helps fund the operations of around 80 Indigenous-owned art centres, and a number of art fairs, regional hubs and industry service organisations that are at the heart of Australia’s world-famous Indigenous visual art movement.
 
The Indigenous Visual Arts Industry Support (IVAIS) program supports a professional, viable and ethical Indigenous visual arts industry with strong participation by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Funding provides professional opportunities for over 8,000 artists and around 300 arts workers, most living in very remote Indigenous communities.
 
Some of Australia’s most dynamic visual art is produced in Indigenous art centres, which enable artists to create new art, earn income, develop professional skills and connect to the art market.
 
The IVAIS program also supports the Indigenous Art Code, an industry-led voluntary code of conduct that promotes fair and ethical trade between art dealers and Indigenous visual artists.
 
For more information visit the Department for Communications and the Arts website. Read more

  • Closing: TBA
  • Categories: Indigenous, Visual Arts
  • Open To: Organisations

NSW Government Exhibitions Scheme

Create NSW

The NSW Government Exhibitions Indemnification Scheme is operated by Create NSW on behalf of the NSW Government. The main purpose of the scheme is to provide a level of indemnity cover for exhibitions in art museums, regional art galleries and other organisations that meet certain standards. Applications to the scheme are currently accepted for exhibitions with a minimum value of A$5 million.
 
For information on the scheme, please contact Sam Wild, Manager Sector Investment, Create NSW on 8289 6425. Read more

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

Leg Up Grants

Museums and Galleries NSW

Leg Up Grants are quick response skill development grants for workers in volunteer managed museums throughout NSW. These grants fund various skill development projects including hosting or attending workshops, conferences or seminars in NSW, in addition to networking activities.
 
Previous Leg Up Grants have funded museum volunteers to attend conferences and workshops, and to gain training in areas of museum practice including paper conservation, oral history, disaster preparedness and significance assessment.
 
Closing: Applications accepted at any time (until all funds are expended).
 
For more information visit the Museums & Galleries of NSW website. Read more

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

Skills Development Grants

Museums and Galleries NSW

Skills Development Grants provide funding to volunteer museums and museum networks for regional or state focused skill development training and networking events.
 
There are no set categories for funding, and applications for a broad range of projects will be considered.
 
Previous Skills Development Grants provided funding for the “Working Spaces for Museum Volunteers” Conferences, regional training workshops on a cataloguing software program, Disaster Planning and Significance workshops.
 
Skills Development Grants are open to museums and Aboriginal Cultural Centres (with artefact collections and displays) with up to two full time paid staff members (no more than 70 hours of paid staffing per week) as well as museum networks such as Museums Australia Chapters.
 
Please note: Applications must be submitted at least 6 weeks before the activity/event is scheduled to take place.
 
Closing: Available until funds are expended (no applications accepted after the 28th of October) Read more

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

MATCH Lab: Fine tune your fundraising potential

Australian Government Department of Communications and the Arts, Creative Partnerships Australia

MATCH Lab is Creative Partnerships Australia’s matched funding program and professional development program for independent artists and small groups. The program aims to build artists’ skills in fundraising, increase their knowledge of philanthropy, develop their broader arts business and learn more about creating sustainable sources of revenue for their work into the future.
 
How does it work?
If your application is successful, you’ll attend our two-day Raising Money for Your Art clinic, where you’ll connect with experts and your peers to develop a blueprint for supporting your arts practice and a strategic plan that supports your next artistic project. Armed with your strategic plans, your next step is to develop and implement your own tailored fundraising campaign.
 
Where does the ‘match’ part come in? Creative Partnerships will also give your project a boost by matching dollar-for-dollar (up to $10,000) what you raise during your fundraising campaign, to help you leverage support for your new project!
 
Who’s it for?
MATCH Lab is for individual artists and small groups of artists looking to build their fundraising and arts business skills and run a fundraising campaign. Refer to the guidelines for full eligibility criteria.
 
What’s on offer?
We’ll offer up to 25 places nationally to participate in MATCH Lab.
 
Visit creativepartnershipsaustralia.org.au for guidelines, expression of interest form, FAQs, resources and case studies.
 
MATCH Lab is supported by the Australian Government through the Department of Communications and the Arts. Read more

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

Feature Films | Feature Production & Completion/Post-Production

Screen Australia

Screen Australia’s Feature Film Production program aims to support a diverse slate of Australian films for theatrical release that entertain and enlighten domestic and international audiences while reflecting the unique characteristics of Australian identity.
 

  • The program is open to films of any budget size, including low-budget projects and projects that require completion funding.

  • Marketplace attachments are required, but they are not the only elements taken into consideration when Screen Australia makes funding decisions.
  • Documentary projects, including theatrical or feature-length documentaries, are not eligible under this program. Refer to our Documentary programs.
  • To be considered for Screen Australia production funding, a project must demonstrate that all other finance is in place at time of application.

 
However, producers may apply anytime for a Screen Australia Letter of Interest at an earlier stage.
 
For the latest deadlines and information, please visit the Screen Australia website. Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: Screen Arts / Film
  • Open To: Organisations

Feature Films | Letter of Interest

Screen Australia

A Letter of Interest is an indication to the producer and the marketplace that Screen Australia recognises the project’s creative and/or commercial potential.
 
This is not a commitment for investment but it is an indication of the possibility of Screen Australia investing in the project at a later stage when the project will be competitively assessed against the published criteria.
 
An application for feature film production funding can then be submitted once the rest of the finance is in place.
 
Important: A Letter of Interest is neither a prerequisite for an application for production funding, nor a commitment from Screen Australia to invest in a project.
 
Documentary projects, including theatrical or feature-length documentaries, are not eligible under this program
 
For more information visit the Screen Australia website. Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: Screen Arts / Film
  • Open To: Organisations

Feature Films | Distribution Better Deals

Screen Australia

The Australian distribution landscape for feature films is challenging and securing a local distribution deal is particularly tough for female-driven productions.
 
Gender Matters: Better Deals is a pilot program that will create a new incentive for distributors considering quality female-driven projects. In exchange, the producer may share a small percentage of the film’s receipts (to be negotiated between the producer and the distributor, with Screen Australia approval) returning revenue back to the industry to support the development of future projects.
 
This pilot program will give qualifying producers greater negotiating power to secure better deals with distributors. It will encourage healthy competition and lead to greater discussion and consideration of the gender makeup for commercial Australian projects in the local market. It also encourages positive collaboration between producers and distributors, giving the producer a voice throughout the distribution process.
 
This funding support will remove some of the barriers and disincentives affecting films that are perceived to be riskier in the marketplace and encouraging distributors to consider new and exciting projects from skilled female creative teams.
 
For more information visit the Screen Australia website. Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: Screen Arts / Film
  • Open To: Organisations

International Marketing Support: Festivals and Awards

Screen Australia

For the promotion of Australian content and talent at key international festivals and awards events, enabling the enhancement of international marketing strategies.
 
Screen Australia funding may contribute towards the marketing budget for:

  • publicist fees

  • subtitling
  • promotional materials
  • attendance by the director or producer (supported by a clear plan to be implemented at the event)
  • attendance by high profile Australian cast on the red carpet at gala festival screenings, eg films in competition or significant programs (an associated publicity schedule will be a deliverable)
  • mandatory materials required by the festivals
  • attendance by the writer may be considered where there are clear benefits.
  • Invitation to a festival or awards event does not guarantee support. Approval is subject to the soundness of the marketing strategy and its plan for implementation, availability of funds and the strength of the application.

 
A project cannot receive more than one grant under this program, unless the second is for an eligible award (ie, Academy Awards®, British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards, Emmy Awards®).
 
For more information visit the Screen Australia website. Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: Screen Arts / Film
  • Open To: Organisations

International Marketing Support: Markets

Screen Australia

For planned attendance by producers with a range of experience at core markets to secure finance for Australian projects in advanced development and to advance their overall slates.
 
It is expected that outcomes will include securing international market attachments or finance, while building interest in upcoming projects.
 
For special Screen Australia announced targeted talent delegations to international events in order to increase international exposure and professional development opportunities for talent as well as Australia’s profile overseas.
 
For more information visit the Screen Australia website. Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: Screen Arts / Film
  • Open To: Organisations

Feature Films | Matched Marketplace Development

Screen Australia

Screen Australia recognises that marketplace entities delivering films to audiences will make sound creative judgements based on their experience and knowledge of audience tastes and trends.
 
Accordingly, the Matched Marketplace Development fund is designed to recognise and leverage this experience and knowledge, so is subject to a risk assessment (but not a creative assessment).
 
To be eligible for this funding, the bona fide offer of cash development for up to $50,000 must be from a genuine arm’s length marketplace entity and will be subject to a risk assessment (see the assessment process below).
 
A marketplace entity is defined as an entity whose core business is the sales, distribution, exhibition or broadcast/streaming of feature films.
 
Screen Australia’s funding must be applied to the Australian creative talent who are Australian citizens or Australian permanent residents and the Australian spend components of the development budget.
 
For more information visit the Screen Australia website. Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: Screen Arts / Film
  • Open To: Organisations

P&A Plus

Screen Australia

This program is designed to enhance the distribution and marketing of quality Australian films across traditional and alternative release platforms.
 
Funding can be sought to support the traditional theatrical ANZ release of completed feature films that have an established local distributor attached, or for alternative release campaigns in certain circumstances (see box below).
 
Funding for traditional release is provided for activities commonly understood to come under the banner of ‘P&A expenditure’. The funding should not replace a distributor’s pre-existing P&A commitment, but rather add value to the confirmed investment already in place.
 
Nor does this fund replace the items in the Dedicated Marketing Budget of Screen Australia–financed productions, but should enhance the marketing, promotion and advertising of individual projects to increase audience potential and revenue.
 
The program operates as a commercial loan fund. Applications will be judged with regard to the revenue estimates provided, and applicants will need to demonstrate how Screen Australia funding will increase audience reach.
 
For more information visit the Screen Australia website. Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: Screen Arts / Film
  • Open To: Organisations

Story Development

Screen Australia

Creative story development involves art, craft and heart.
 
It’s a process that needs to be flexible and responsive, embracing a diversity of tools and approaches that will enrich and focus the creative vision at the heart of a story so audiences will be engaged and entertained across a variety of delivery platforms.
 
We encourage you to design a bespoke approach to development that will keep the project’s momentum up, its purpose alive and the audience in clear view.
 
WHAT FUNDING IS AVAILABLE?
Applications for Story Development funding can be made at any time for:

  • up to $50,000 for feature drama films with a total cap of $100,000 of Screen Australia funds over the life of an individual project unless exceptional circumstances can be demonstrated. This includes all funding received from Screen Australia’s Feature Development, Single Draft and predecessor agency feature-development funding.

  • up to $20,000 for online and interactive drama including series and one-off. Online and interactive drama must have a total cumulative running time of at least 30 minutes in order to be eligible for development funding. Funding excludes traditional television formats aimed at a mainstream broadcaster.
  • up to $40,000 for high-end television drama to develop an ambitious concept into a series bible, series outline, first-draft pilot script or first episode script. Please note: High-end television drama is high-budget programming intended to, and with the clear potential to, reach a wide global audience. Applications must be accompanied by written evidence of strong and genuine interest from a major international broadcaster or international internet streaming company, outside the ANZ territory, which can commission projects and has its own transmission network.

 
For more information visit the Screen Australia website. Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: Screen Arts / Film
  • Open To: Organisations

Wildcard Pitch

Screen Australia

For teams who do not meet the eligibility criteria, the Wildcard Pitch provides an alternative avenue to be eligible for Story Development feature film and online and interactive funding.
 
A video pitch of up to three minutes can be emailed via a downloadable and password-protected link at any time through the online application portal.
 
The pitch must describe:

  • the complete story concept for a fiction feature project or online and interactive drama series, one-off or virtual reality drama installations of any genre

  • the potential audience for the film or online and interactive drama
  • the current stage of the project (eg treatment, draft script or whatever form your project is in if your development plan is utilising more non-traditional approaches)

 
You will also need to include in the online application portal:

  • a 250 word (maximum) synopsis, and

  • a complete one page synopsis and maximum five-page writing sample (treatment and script) that is either an excerpt of the project you are pitching for in Wildcard or any other previous screen project that portrays your original storytelling style with the same genre.

 
We are looking for pitches that grab our attention, that evidence a story concept that will generate and sustain the dramatic structure of a feature film, online and interactive drama, or virtual reality drama installation, and one that knows its audience.
 
Pitches will be confidentially viewed by Screen Australia personnel and/or industry specialists as required and some teams may be invited to apply for Story Development funding. The intention of this pitch is to provide a virtual open door to talented storytellers to be eligible for story funding.
 
Given the magnitude of submissions we do not have the resources to provide feedback. We will advise whether or not an invitation to apply for funding will be afforded within approximately six weeks of receiving your pitch.
 
Wildcard pitch submissions that are invited to apply for Story Development funding will be evaluated competitively against our story development assessment criteria.
 
For more information visit the Screen Australia website. Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: Screen Arts / Film
  • Open To: Organisations

TV & Online | Children's Program Production

Screen Australia

Screen Australia aims to support the creation of a diverse slate of quality, innovative, original, culturally significant small-screen storytelling that resonates with contemporary audiences.
 
We are mindful that new online platforms are entering the commissioned arena and recognise that accessibility to content on a wide variety of platforms provides strong opportunities for audience engagement.
 
The guidelines apply to all productions made primarily for broadcast or subscription television, VOD platform or similar (with or without an associated catch up service), but specifically excludes theatrical projects qualifying for the 40 per cent Producer Offset and productions which fit under the parameters of Screen Australia’s Online Production guidelines.
 
For the purpose of these Guidelines the term Commissioning Platform includes a free-to-air or subscription television broadcaster and/or newer online platforms such as subscription video on demand (SVOD).
 
All projects must have a Commissioning Platform attached at the time of application.
 
For projects to be considered eligible for Screen Australia funding the agreement with the Commissioning Platform must reflect the terms and conditions in these guidelines, including minimum licence fee requirements.
 
For more information visit the Screen Australia website. Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: Screen Arts / Film
  • Open To: Organisations

TV & Online | Online Production

Screen Australia

Through the Online Production program Screen Australia invests in the production of scripted projects that take risks and push the envelope of fiction storytelling.
 
Typical examples are risk-taking comedy or dramatic projects distributed on any platform including television, online web series, feature film, Augmented and Virtual Reality, tablet, mobile and PC based distribution.
 
This fund is aimed at lower-budget productions which may present talent development or project development opportunities. It values these benefits ahead of commercial gain, so it is expected that above-the-line fees and company overheads are budgeted modestly in accordance with those aims.
 
The fund is well suited to projects that include strong and compelling social media components to engage audiences.
 
For more information visit the Screen Australia website. Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: Screen Arts / Film
  • Open To: Organisations

TV & Online | Skip Ahead

Screen Australia

Skip Ahead is a joint initiative of Screen Australia and Google to help a new generation of online storytellers to expand their vision and the ambition of the content they create for online audiences.
 
Since 2014, over the course of 3 funding rounds, it has supported 14 YouTube Channels to push themselves and their audiences, and support them to work towards sustainable career. Past recipients include Mighty Car Mods, Superwog, RackaRacka, SketchShe, and more.
 
The program aims to cultivate original Australian narrative-based content made specifically for global online audiences. Skip Ahead is an inclusive initiative, both in the filmmakers involved and the stories told. Australia has one of the most culturally diverse populations in the world. For the purpose of these guidelines, diversity encompasses cultural background, disability status, sexual orientation and gender identity. We also strongly encourage collaboration between creators, and the benefits of working with a reputable producer.
 
For more information visit the Screen Australia website. Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: Screen Arts / Film
  • Open To: Organisations

Documentary Development

Screen Australia

Screen Australia’s Documentary Development program assists experienced documentary makers to achieve planned outcomes for the development of their projects.
 
This could include further research, writing the next draft of a script or treatment, strategic shooting and/or editing to attract marketplace development or production finance, or compiling a sizzle reel.
 
The program is primarily focused on providing development support to one-off and series documentary.
 
Interactive or online projects: Producers of interactive or online projects must discuss their project with an Investment/Development Manager to explore what development may be possible, before applying for development funding.
 
Screen Australia does not invest in programs such as reality or magazine television, light entertainment, panel or travel shows, infotainment, current affairs, cooking, ‘how to’, sports, corporate, training, games, extensions to film or TV, or community access programs or projects whose primary market is the education sector.
 
For more information visit the Screen Australia website. Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: Screen Arts / Film
  • Open To: Organisations

Documentaries | Producer Program

Screen Australia

The intention of the Producer program is to provide producers with the flexibility to drive projects both creatively and commercially, with Screen Australia funding as the foundation for growing and securing deals.
 
The program is designed to support innovative documentaries with a strong creative vision in the context of today’s evolving media and distribution landscape and the commercial realities of increasingly fragmented sources of finance.
 
It supports one-off documentaries and series intended for broadcast, festival, theatrical, online and Virtual Reality audiences. Minimum budget is $125,000 per hour or $125,000 in total for non-linear projects. Please see above for exceptions in the January and April 2018 rounds.
 
Screen Australia aims to fund 20–30 hours of content a year through this program.
Marketplace commitment is not required at application but projects will need to demonstrate a highly developed understanding of how they will reach and engage their target market and audience. See ‘Pathways to audience’
 
Please Note: It is a condition of this funding program that successful applications will have all finance in place within four months from the date of confirmation of Screen Australia approval. It is understood that some funding approvals will lapse because they cannot confirm finance within this time frame.
 
For more information visit the Screen Australia website. Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: Screen Arts / Film
  • Open To: Organisations

Documentaries | Commissioned Program

Screen Australia

The Commissioned program is designed to support the production of a diverse range of quality documentaries made primarily for free-to-air or subscription television broadcast, VOD platform or similar (Commissioning Platforms), that offer a compelling vision and have clear enduring cultural value beyond their initial availability.
 
The program targets projects of at least a commercial half-hour in duration, with a minimum budget of $250,000 per hour, and a confirmed domestic commission.
 
Screen Australia aims to fund 30–40 hours of content a year through this program.
 
For more information visit the Screen Australia website.
Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: Screen Arts / Film
  • Open To: Organisations

Documentaries | Producer Equity

Screen Australia

The Producer Equity program provides a direct payment of funds to producers of eligible low-budget Australian documentaries, equal to 20 per cent of the approved budget. The payment is available with or without other Screen Australia documentary production funding.
 
Projects are not assessed beyond establishing eligibility.
 
The program is administered by Screen Australia’s Documentary Unit, and is subject to Screen Australia’s Terms of Trade eligibility requirements (section 1 only).
 
For more information visit the Screen Australia website. Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: Screen Arts / Film
  • Open To: Organisations

Hot Shots Plus

Screen Australia

Hot Shots Plus combines funding for the production of a short narrative proof of concept (POC) as well as development funds for a long-form project.
 
The aim of this initiative is to arm screen content makers with an impactful POC that connects to a long-form project (feature film, TV, online series or virtual reality narratives) in order to build skills, relationships and create the audience and marketplace attention needed for the next step in their career. For example, a short film that speaks to a feature film (i.e. Cate Shortland’s Joy, Ben Howling & Yolanda Ramke’s Cargo) or a pilot/test scenes that speak to a television or online series (i.e. Skitbox, Event Zero, and Bondi Hipsters).
 
The long-form project does not have to be the same story or a long version of the POC but should be connected to the POC, for example, by creative voice, genre, tone or stylistic approach.
 
For more information visit the Screen Australia website. Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: Screen Arts / Film
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

Indigenous | Feature Development

Screen Australia

The Indigenous Department’s feature development program aims to provide opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander filmmakers with demonstrated experience to extend their craft and their ideas in the longer feature format. We are looking for striking and engaging storytelling that will connect with audiences.
 
Screen Australia reserves the right to require the attachment of a story consultant where appropriate.
 
For more information visit the Screen Australia website. Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: Screen Arts / Film
  • Open To: Organisations

Indigenous | TV Drama Development

Screen Australia

This program seeks to provide practitioners with the opportunity to create appropriate written and/or visual materials to ensure that projects are as strong as possible when competing for production finance.
 
We are looking for striking and engaging storytelling that will connect with audiences.
 
Screen Australia reserves the right to require the attachment of a story consultant where appropriate.
 
Emerging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander producers are encouraged to apply.
 
For more information visit the Screen Australia website. Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: Screen Arts / Film
  • Open To: Organisations

Indigenous | Documentary Development

Screen Australia

This program seeks to provide practitioners with the opportunity to create appropriate written and/or visual materials to ensure that projects are as strong as possible when competing for production finance. Emerging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander producers are encouraged to apply.
 
WHAT FUNDING IS AVAILABLE?
Any amount up to $30,000 will be available for one-off, feature-length documentaries; up to $30,000 for series; and up to $20,000 for television one-hour documentaries (other than in exceptional circumstances).
 
Funding is available for the further development of a treatment and/or script for one-off documentaries or documentary series, including, where appropriate,

  • script and project development

  • research
  • securing production financing.

 
For more information visit the Screen Australia website. Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: Screen Arts / Film
  • Open To: Organisations

Indigenous | Songlines on Screen

Screen Australia

Due to the success of the first Songlines on Screen Initiative held in 2014, both Screen Australia and NITV are pleased to announce a second Songlines on Screen initiative opportunity.
 
This initiative aims to give place to some of the many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander songlines that are integral to the makeup of Indigenous Australia, incorporating the full spectrum of storytelling including dance, song, art, body painting, and sites of significance.
 
Screen Australia and NITV are requesting proposals from appropriate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander production companies and media organisations to record a songline or songline segment (one per company/organisation) that has been identified as being the most important and relevant to record at this time.
 
Up to 10 projects will be funded through development and production stages. Each will result in a broadcast-quality program of at least 15 minutes in duration, communicating the ‘open story’ of the songline or songline segment, with additional footage able to be used for other purposes at the discretion of the custodians. The footage will also be archived under appropriate conditions at two separate locations to ensure preservation and ongoing access and control by the songline’s custodians.
 
In addition, the initiative aims to develop screen production skills in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities through their participation in recording their own stories.
 
For more information visit the Screen Australia website. Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: Screen Arts / Film
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

Indigenous | Feature Production

Screen Australia

Limited funds are available through this program to invest in outstanding low-budget feature film projects which are based on strong and original ideas, and can demonstrate the potential to reach an audience.
 
Production investment is intended primarily to assist in the professional development of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander key creatives, as well as to provide opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander filmmakers who have demonstrated extraordinary talent to extend their vision and their skills.
 
Post-production investment is also available to fund project-specific post-production costs associated with taking a project from the end of principal photography through to delivery.
 
For more information visit the Screen Australia website. Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: Screen Arts / Film
  • Open To: Organisations

Indigenous | TV Drama Production

Screen Australia

Limited funds are available through this program to invest in outstanding television drama projects which are based on strong and original ideas, and can demonstrate the potential to reach an audience.
 
Production investment is intended primarily to assist in the professional development of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander key creatives, as well as to provide opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander filmmakers who have demonstrated extraordinary talent to extend their vision and their skills.
 
For more information visit the Screen Australia website. Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: Screen Arts / Film
  • Open To: Organisations

Indigenous | Documentary Production

Screen Australia

This program seeks to support strong and distinctive documentary projects primarily to assist in the professional development of the key creative team.
 
Limited funding is available through this program to support the production and/or post-production of one-off documentaries, documentary series or factual multiplatform projects. Funding is designed to complete the project, not a stage of production.
 
There are no limits on the proportion of the budget Screen Australia can contribute under this program. However, other sources of finance are encouraged, and the assessment process will take into account the level of Screen Australia funding requested as a proportion of overall budget. Contributions might come from marketplace entities (eg broadcasters), as well as from state agencies, other government organisations, cultural institutions, international sources, private investors or other partners.
 
For more information visit the Screen Australia website. Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: Screen Arts / Film

Indigenous Internships

Screen Australia

Internships assist practitioners whose careers would benefit from an attachment to a person, production or organisation. This program is designed to assist the career development of talented filmmakers who can demonstrate a strong commitment to a career in the film industry. This is not an entry-level scheme.
 
An internship may take many forms and involve features, documentaries, animation, interactive digital media, TV drama or comedy series. For example:

  • a director might attach themselves to a more experienced director on a production

  • a producer might spend time in a TV production house to observe the script development and creative management process, or they may wish to work with a more senior producer developing a financing plan for a project of their own
  • an animation filmmaker may wish to enhance specific technical or creative skills
  • a filmmaker may want to hire a more experienced producer or director as a consultant on their own funded production.

 
Up to $10,000 may be requested (other than in exceptional circumstances), supported by a budget.
 
For more information visit the Screen Australia website. Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: Screen Arts / Film
  • Open To: Individuals

Indigenous Travel Grants

Screen Australia

The Travel Grants program is designed to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander filmmakers in travelling to key international and Australian events. Professional development is a key objective.
 
WHAT FUNDING IS AVAILABLE?
Funding is available to support travel costs associated with attending:

  • recognised film festivals and pitching forums where an applicant’s film has been selected or invited to attend

  • events where the applicant or their film has been nominated for an award
  • key international markets
  • conferences and workshops providing significant professional development opportunities.

 
Up to $6,000 may be requested for international travel, and up to $5,000 for travel within Australia (other than in exceptional circumstances), supported by a budget.
 
For more information visit the Screen Australia website. Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: Screen Arts / Film
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

Screen Culture Industry Partnerships

Screen Australia

Screen Australia partners with industry organisations in order to deliver events that will benefit the Australian screen industry. This may include one-off domestic and international events, conferences and seminars that will deliver extraordinary benefits for the participants.
 
The aim is to create opportunities through new, original and inclusive approaches to the industry that will expand networks and facilitate progress of high quality slates to markets and audiences.
 
WHAT FUNDING IS AVAILABLE?
Screen Australia will consider funding up to 50 per cent of a total event budget up to a cap of $50,000 for one event or a number of events conducted by one organisation over the financial year. Funding in excess of 50 per cent of the budget or $50,000 will only be considered in exceptional circumstances.
 
For more information visit the Screen Australia website. Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: Screen Arts / Film
  • Open To: Organisations

Producer Offset

Screen Australia

The Producer Offset is a refundable tax offset (i.e. a rebate) for producers of Australian films, worth:

  • 40 per cent of the QAPE incurred by the applicant company in the making of a feature film, and

  • 20 per cent of the QAPE incurred by the applicant company in the making of TV and other eligible projects, other than feature films.

 
Films are only eligible for the 40 per cent offset if they are feature films produced for exhibition to the public in cinemas and meet all offset requirements. A film will only be eligible for the feature film offset if the primary release strategy for the film is a release in public cinemas. Films produced for home entertainment, TV or VOD release are not eligible for the 40 per cent offset but are eligible for the 20 per cent offset if they meet all offset requirements. The higher offset is available for feature films because they generally have higher production costs and it can also be more difficult to finance feature films because they are one-off projects. Refer to Feature Films and Distribution.
 
The Producer Offset is one of three refundable tax offsets for film production; the others are administered by the Department of Communication and the Arts (the Department):

  • the Location Offset, a 16.5 per cent offset on QAPE for film and television projects filmed in Australia with an Australian spend of over $15 million

  • the Post, Digital and Visual effects (PDV) Offset, a 30 per cent offset on the QAPE that relates to post, digital and visual effects production for a film.

 
Please note that the ITAA uses the term ‘film’ to refer to all eligible formats. These guidelines use the term ‘project’, unless quoting the ITAA.
 
For more information visit the Screen Australia website. Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: Screen Arts / Film
  • Open To: Organisations

Co-Production Program

Screen Australia

Official co-productions are made under formal arrangements between Australia and the governments of various countries, creating benefits for both partners.
 
Australia currently has treaties in force with the United Kingdom, Canada, Italy, Ireland, Israel, Germany, Korea, South Africa, Singapore and China, and Memoranda of Understanding with France and New Zealand.
 
For more information visit the Screen Australia website. Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: Screen Arts / Film
  • Open To: Organisations

Advanced Development

Create NSW, Screen NSW

Advanced Development contributes towards later stage draft and non-draft costs to complete financing where a strong interest has already been established in the marketplace.
 
We fund the development of:

  • feature films

  • adult and children’s television drama and narrative comedy including series, miniseries, web series and telemovies
  • factual and documentary television or web programs and series
  • animation series
  • creative interactive screen entertainment

 
We do not fund the development of:

  • *infotainment, lifestyle, travel, magazine, sports, education, game shows and other magazine-style productions

  • current affairs and news programs
  • community television
  • shorts, short features (under 60 minutes)
  • projects being developed as part of a course of study

 
For more information visit the Screen NSW website. Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: Screen Arts / Film
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

Regional Filming Fund (RFF)

Screen Australia

The Regional Filming Fund offsets costs associated with shooting in regional areas of NSW. Regional NSW is defined as all areas in NSW outside the Sydney Metro area (excluding the ACT).
 
Applicants may request up to 35% of the budgeted NSW Regional Spend.
 
NSW Regional Spend is the total of the below the line shooting expenses directly associated with filming in regional NSW. Eligible NSW Regional Spend expenses are limited to:

  • location fees

  • travel (for cast and crew traveling from other parts of NSW)
  • accommodation
  • per diems
  • local suppliers & services (e.g. construction contractors, security, traffic control etc.)
  • catering
  • salaries for regionally based cast and crew

 
Regional spend does not include any above-the-line expenses (including development expenses), indirect costs, company overheads, contingency or post-production expenses.
 
Support is provided as a grant. The maximum grant per production is $100,000. Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: Screen Arts / Film
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

Time Critical Shooting

Create NSW, Screen NSW

Time Critical Shooting supports shoots for essential material that must be gathered before a project’s official production schedule.
 
Projects must be intended for production or post-production in NSW.
 
We fund factual and documentary television or web programs and series.
 
We do not fund:

  • feature films

  • adult and children’s television drama and narrative comedy including series, miniseries, web series and telemovies
  • creative interactive screen entertainment
  • *infotainment, lifestyle, travel, magazine, sports, education, game shows and other magazine- style productions
  • current affairs and news programs
  • community television
  • shorts, short features (under 60 minutes)
  • projects being developed as part of a course of study

 
For more information visit the Screen NSW website. Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: Screen Arts / Film
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

Festival Travel

Create NSW, Screen NSW

Festival Travel supports NSW Key Creatives whose projects have been officially invited to screen at significant international festivals outside Australia. Applications are assessed on a rolling basis throughout the year.
 
The program is open to any project within the range of activity that Create NSW supports which includes animation, documentary, features, shorts, television, children’s television and interactive.
 
For more information visit the Screen NSW. Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: Screen Arts / Film
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

Market Travel

Create NSW, Screen NSW

Market Travel supports NSW producers and Key Creatives for travel relevant to financing projects.
 

  • Requests for travel support should generally not exceed $5,000.

  • An individual or a team can submit up to three applications to this program in any financial year, but only one application at a time
  • Generally we will not consider development funding for a project that has a current application to another Screen NSW program

 
For more information visit the Screen NSW website. Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: Screen Arts / Film
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

Strategic Opportunities Program

Create NSW, Screen NSW

The Strategic Opportunities Program supports individual initiatives and events that demonstrate long-term benefits to the NSW screen industry.
 
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis at any time during the year, subject to available funds.
 
The objectives of the Program are:

  • to build capacity within the industry and organisations and businesses within the sector;

  • to support new and sustainable partnerships in particular between organisations of State significance and practitioners;
  • to support audience access strategies for projects and practitioners.

 
Applications will be assessed against the following criteria:

  • the project/event is well planned and of high artistic quality and it has capacity to contribute to the overall stability and strength of the NSW screen industry;

  • the plans for the use of the funding and the amount of other funding;
  • track record of the applicant and partners;
  • alignment with the strategic directions as set out in the Screen NSW Strategic Plan;
  • the availability of funds.

 
For more information visit the Screen NSW website. Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: Screen Arts / Film
  • Open To: Organisations

Charlie's

Create NSW, Screen NSW

Are you heading to LA? Did you know that we have an amazing workspace avaliable for FREE for NSW screen practitioners? Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: Screen Arts / Film
  • Open To: Individuals

Australian Government Incentives / Offsets

Australian Government Department of Communications and the Arts

Producer Offset
The Producer Offset is available to producers of Australian film and television projects including feature films, documentaries, television series (up to 65 episodes), telemovies and short form animation. Screen Australia can provide advice on whether a project meets the requirements for certification as Australian.
For more information on this incentive please go to: http://screenaustralia.gov.au/producer_offset/
 
Location Offset
The Australian Federal Government provides an incentive for larger budget foreign films which film in Australia.The Offset is applied at a fixed rate of 16.5% of qualifying Australian expenditure on a film project and is available to productions with an Australian spend of more than AU$15 million.
For more information on this incentive please go to: http://www.arts.gov.au/film-tv/australian-screen-production-incentive
 
Post/Digital/VFX (PDV) Offset
The PDV Offset provides a 30% rebate to projects that spend at least AU$500,000 on post, digital and VFX works in Australia, regardless of whether the production was shot in Australia.
For more information on this incentive please go to: http://www.arts.gov.au/film-tv/australian-screen-production-incentive Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: Screen Arts / Film
  • Open To: Organisations

Location Scouts and Inbounds Program

Create NSW, Screen NSW

Create NSW provides location and production support to encourage screen projects to film in Sydney and NSW.
 
The objectives of the program include:

  • To market NSW as Australia’s premier screen production destination;

  • To increase the State’s market share of film and television production by attracting potential projects to film in NSW;
  • To familiarise practitioners with NSW locations for their projects;
  • To provide an opportunity to connect local and international practitioners with local technical and creative talent, studio and post-production and visual effects facilities for their projects and to support new and sustainable partnerships between organisations of International significance and local practitioners and facilities.

 
The program offers long-form footloose productions scouting assistance for location surveys for eligible projects and may include covering some of the costs associated with on-ground travel including accommodation, domestic flights, vehicle hire and location manager services. Eligible projects are feature films, tele-movies, mini-series, TV series or reality programs.
 
The program is open to projects prior to commencement of pre-production and prior to or during financing. For international inbound visits, Create NSW generally works with Ausfilm to facilitate a suitable itinerary, however, enquiries can also be made direct to Create NSW Screen Destination Attraction area.
 
For more information visit the Screen NSW website. Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: Screen Arts / Film
  • Open To: Organisations

SheDoc

Create NSW, Screen NSW

SheDoc is a Create NSW and Documentary Australia Foundation initiative to support documentary filmmakers who identify as female. The program will provide funding to successful recipients to craft and undertake a bespoke fellowship for her professional development.
 
By offering funding to facilitate opportunities that are self-directed and of benefit, our aim is to positively intervene in and support women’s filmmaking careers.
 
Applications are open to women who are residents of NSW and working in the documentary sector, at any stage of their career and in any key creative role.
 
Our aim is to award up to 3 grants to achieve the following:

  • to encourage new voices;

  • to enable skills to be consolidated or developed;
  • to assist projects to be kickstarted; and
  • to assist in building strategic audience engagement strategies.

 
SheDoc will support travel, research, mentoring, residencies, skills development, seeding new work and the development of impact strategies using documentary.
 
SheDoc is not for production funding.
 
For more information visit screen.nsw.gov.au Read more

  • Closing: 17 February 2019
  • Categories: Screen Arts / Film
  • Open To: Individuals

Australian Cultural Fund

Australian Cultural Fund

The Australian Cultural Fund is a collective funding platform for Australian artists. The fund was established in 2003 to encourage donations to the arts, and is managed by Creative Partnerships Australia.
 
Since its inception the ACF has helped to raise millions of dollars for Australian artists, allowing them to share their stories, passion, and creativity around Australia and the world.
 
Creative Partnerships is a not-for-profit organisation supported by the Australian Government through the Ministry for the Arts, created to increase philanthropic, business and social investment in Australia’s cultural sectors. Creative Parnerhsips’ unique Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status allows the ACF to offer tax deductibility to donors.
 
Through the ACF, artists upload their project and invite art lovers and supporters to donate to the projects they care about the most. We work to ensure two very important things:
 
The artist always wins. Unlike other all-or-nothing crowdfunding platforms, ACF donors commit rather than pledge funds. While artists set a funding goal, if it is not met at the end of the campaign all donations are still taken into account (minus a 5% service charge).
 
The donor wins, too. Donations over $2 are tax deductible through the ACF. Plus, art lovers and supporters get the chance to make a real difference to the work of Australian artists.
 
For more information visit the Australian Cultural Fund website. Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

Flying Start

Jetstar

Jetstar’s Flying Start Program invites community groups and organisations across Australia to apply for a grant to fund a project that will enrich the lives of people in their local community.
 
Tell us your project story and you could receive a $30,000 grant.
 
Entry is open to not-for-profit community groups and organisations of any size, who are seeking funding to help enhance the lives of people in their local community; and can be classified into one of the following categories.The community group or organisation should have a specific project in mind for how the grant will be used to benefit their local community.
 
Grants will be awarded quarterly.
 
Each grant will be worth $30,000, comprising $15,000 cash and $15,000 worth of Jetstar travel.
 
For more information visit the Jetstar website. Read more

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

Jardin Orange Residency

Jardin Orange Residency

Jardin Orange (“Orange Garden”) is a new artist residency in the north of Shenzhen, China. It has been host to and seeks to promote talented artists both from within China as well as to bring international artists to the burgeoning Chinese market. The overall mission of the project is to become an active participant in the region’s artistic growth as well as to become a “magnet” residency that attracts and supports young artists in their careers. Artists come here to be culturally flexible, push beyond their comfort zone, to work hard and to experiment with new forms of personal expression that they haven’t tried before.
 
Jardin Orange Artist Residency (JO) offers Artists-In-Residence (AIR) a unique environment to spend extended residencies within the burgeoning young metropolis of Shenzhen, in southern China.
 
This residency, in particular, is for artists to come explore their personal stylistic boundaries, to attempt things that they haven’t done before, to experiment with new techniques and to consider the advice of others. We strive to encourage, in every step of the creative process, the forward motion and evolution of each artist that pushes them ahead in their professional journey. Jardin Orange Artist Residency is designed as an opportunity for artists to intensively pursue creative work away from their home setting and to welcomely embrace the modern Chinese urban setting.
 
We are looking to host recognised international and regional artists so they can develop their creative visions to new limits and to work on a series of canvas pieces that can then be then displayed and sold in our gallery.
 
Eligible Applicants
JO offers 4 to 12-week duration residencies throughout the year. The goal is to host around 2-3 artists per month. This means, potentially, dozens of artists are provided the opportunity to live and work at Jardin Orange Artist Residency each year.
 
This residency is currently open (til end of 2017) to “local” (those residing in the SZ/HK/GZ area) the artistic genre of visual art of painting. Unfortunately, we are not equipped for the performing arts, music creation, installations, large sculptures and “old-school” photography processing.
 
Artists are expected to commit to this mission: Jardin Orange offers each artist the autonomy and space to engage in his or her personal stylistic exploration; the artist is thought to be flexible, willing to push beyond one’s comfort zone and experiments with new forms of artistic expression and techniques.
 
2018 Applications are submitted by e-mail to jardinorange@gmail.com. A complete application includes:

  • an updated CV and biography (including all exhibition events / websites / shows)

  • a high-resolution visual portfolio your art work of the past 3 years (.pdf)
  • online or digital price reference list for recently sold canvases or works (and average sale price of 1x1m canvas)
  • artist letter of intent: what projects you would like to work on during your stay, how many and why

 
Facilities
Each resident is provided access to an individual studio space (37 sq. meters) and shared kitchen space. Sometimes, studios may be shared depending on volume of artists. Studios are located inside the residency’s three-story building and are fully equipped. Have 300-sq. meter public gallery and several offices.
 
Program Fees

  • Paid by host: Private living accommodations, reasonable amounts of studio and art materials (if not already available), gallery set-up for exhibition

  • Paid by artist: Travel to/from residency, personal travel / excursions beyond residency-based activities, spouses or assistants, insurance, visa costs, daily living expenses

 
For more information visit the official website. Read more

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

Vermont Studio Center Residency

Vermont Studio Center

Each month, VSC welcomes over 50 artists and writers from across the country around the world to our historic campus in northern Vermont.
 
Welcome to the Vermont Studio Center’s online application.
 
We have 3 fellowship deadlines per year: February 15th, June 15th, and October 1st. For details on current awards, visit: vermontstudiocenter.org/fellowships
 
Fellowship applications open 6 weeks prior to each respective deadline. All artists & writers living and working anywhere in the world are welcome to apply.
 
Fellowship applicants are juried together and can expect to hear back from us approximately 8-12 weeks after the deadline closes.
 
We accept general (non-fellowship) applicants on a rolling basis year-round.
 
For updated deadlines and residencies, visit the official website. Read more

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

Rimbun Dahan Artist in Residence

Rimbun Dahan

Rimbun Dahan in Malaysia runs a range of artists’ residencies to encourage visual artists, choreographers and other creative individuals to explore and develop their artistic work.
 
Rimbun Dahan welcomes international artists (from countries other than those in the ASEAN/South East Asian region), with or without partners and family. We provide accommodation (living space and work space) for a monthly fee of RM (Malaysian Ringgit) 4,000, for any length of residency. A 50% refundable deposit is required at least three months before the start of the residency, with the balance to be paid on arrival. The fee goes back into subsidizing the residencies of artists from ASEAN at Rimbun Dahan.
 
The choice of accommodation will depend on availability. The fee includes weekly room cleaning and linen change, and some logistical support like transport for weekly shopping trips for food, airport meet and transfer, free WiFi, inclusion in any events that might be happening at Rimbun Dahan from drinks by the pool to trips to openings or events in KL or the local area. The swimming pool and tennis court are available for use by resident artists at any time.
 
Please send expressions of interest, along with desired dates for residency, to:
 
Ms Syar S. Alia, Arts Manager
syar@rimbundahan.org
 
For more information visit the official website. Read more

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

Eramboo Artist Residency Program

Eramboo Artist Environment

Applications now open for an artist residency at Eramboo. A live in residency is ideal for regional, inter-state or international artists working in all media, writers, musicians, dance or performance artists. Available for one week or three months.
 
Eramboo Artist Environment is a contemporary creative art space on the edge of a World Heritage National Park, where artists flourish and grow connections between art, nature and the community.
 
Eramboo is located on the edge of Kuringgai National Park, 45 mins from Sydney CBD, close to the Terry Hills shopping village and cafes. Access to a car is recommended, public transport via Terry Hills (1.9km away), 5 minutes drive to Church Point, 15 minutes drive to Northern Beaches.
 
Inspirational bushland setting for developing a body of work or a site responsive project or to simply to grow creatively for solo artist or artist couple.
 
Simple studio accommodation includes kitchenette, access to larger kitchen, double bed, seperate toilets, washing machine, shower, wifi, parking, eco friendly, quiet, 24/7 access. Additional studio space and teaching rooms can be hired.
 
Opportunity to immerse yourself in a peaceful natural environment where you can truly focus on your work.
 
Eramboo is a not for profit arts organisation, a registered charity and in a cultural partnership with Northern Beaches Council. It is operated by a volunteer Directors board and is funded by studio hire fees, fees from classes &workshops, grants, donations and sponsorship.
 
It operates 7 creative studios, a live in residency program for International, Interstate and Regional artists, a gallery space and exhibition program, a Masterclass Program, art classes and creative events.
 
Eramboo arts programs include visual artists working in all media, writers, musician, public art, and performance.
 
Please visit our website for online application form or email info@eramboo.com for further information. Read more

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

Mandorla Art Award

Mandorla Art Award

Artists are invited to submit an entry to the Mandorla Art Award to be considered for $37,000 in prizemoney including the $25,000 acquisitive award.
 
The Mandorla Art Award for contemporary religious art is Australia’s most significant thematic Christian art prize and now ranks amongst major Australian art awards, in both artistic excellence and prize value.
 
The People’s choice award ($2,000) is sponsored by the Benedictine Community of New Norcia where the collection is housed.
 
A further two highly commended awards of $5,000 will also be awarded.
 
For more information visit the website. Read more

  • Closing: TBA
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Awards & Prizes
  • Open To: Individuals

BigCi Residency

BigCi

Artists undertake BigCi residency for an agreed period of time to develop ideas, create new work or to deepen their existing art practice.
 
They stay either at the Art Shed, the Barn, or the House, subject to availability and individual project requirements that will be discussed with each applicant.
 
The Art Shed, the Barn, the House, and the 8 acres of the property’s bush land are available for all kinds of initiatives. The extraordinary beauty of the surroundings provides a ground for creativity and professional development.
 
Proposals are welcome throughout the year – each season has its own creative possibilities. It is recommended that applications are submitted well in advance.
 
Successful applicants are charged a subsidised residency fee, which is AUD$250 (plus $25 GST) per person per week for Australian artists and AUD$300 (plus $30 GST) for International artists. Please note that these subsidised fees are available only to self-funded artists. Our rates for organisations are AUD$500 (plus GST) for Australian artists and AUD$600 (plus GST) for International artists.
 
The residency fees include artist accommodation, work space, shared living facilities, bathroom, kitchen, internet, electricity, water. They also include artist support and assistance in facilitation of the projects.
 
Successful applicants will be responsible for all other costs including food, transport, travel costs, insurance, and art materials. There is no stipend or living allowance attached to the stay in BigCi. The artists should consider other ways to fund their visit.
 
At the time of booking, artists will be required to pay total residency fee and a refundable bond of AUD$500. The refundable bond covers any costs associated with damage or extraordinary cleaning.
 
BigCi is located on the edge of Wollemi National Park, about one hour and a half away from Sydney. Due to the remote location of BigCi, a car is strongly recommended. Please note that BigCi does not provide transport and that the artists are responsible for making the necessary arrangements. In cases when the artist is unable to have a car, we will provide a pickup/drop off from Richmond train station on arrival/departure and once a week transport for food shopping.
 
There is a possibility of an exhibition, performance, workshop or other special event during or at the end of the residency, as well as a representation on the BigCi website and social media.
 
To secure the booking, the residency fee and the refundable bond are payable upon the approval of the application form. All applicants will be notified in writing of the outcome of their application.
 
For more information visit the website. Read more

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

The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant

The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation

One of the most prestigious international grants available to emerging figurative artists.
 
The mission of the Foundation is to promote and encourage the acquisition and development by students and artists of the necessary training, skills and competence in the traditional means of artistic expression. The Foundation provides financial assistance, by way of grants, to students and artists in the early or developmental stage of their career who work in a representational style of painting, drawing, sculpture or printmaking and demonstrate a commitment to making their art a lifetime career.
 
The Foundation welcomes applications throughout the year; there is no deadline for filing an application.
 
The Foundation does not accept applications from commercial artists, graphic designers and illustrators, photograpgers, cartoonists, animation artists, video artists, filmmakers and digital artists, craft makers, artists who work in the decorative arts. The Foundation does not provide funding for the pursuit of abstract or non-objective art.
 
The Foundation has no geographic or residency requirements, grants are available to eligible applicants from around the world.
 
For more information visit the website. Read more

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

Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery

Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery

The Artist in Residence allows the Gallery to increase engagement of our local community with artists, deliver creative programs to the region and encourage new relationships and skills development.
 
The Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery started its life as Customs House, and then became the Commonwealth Bank, followed by the Library and finally the Gallery.
 
During the time the building was occupied as a bank, the first floor served as accommodation and living and dining quarters for the Bank Manager.
 
The Gallery has retained the accommodation area, which is now used as the Artist in Residence apartment.
 
The residence is used by visiting artists and tutors, and consists of a bedroom, lounge room, adjoining balcony and bathroom facilities functioning as a self-contained unit. Laundry and cooking facilities are located on the first floor in a separate shared space.
 
Over the years the apartment has been a residence for international artists through to local artists sharing their skills and experience with our local community.
 
The Artist in Residence allows the Gallery to increase engagement of our local community with artists, deliver creative programs to the region and encourage new relationships and skills development.
 
If you would like to find out more about opportunities surrounding the residence please contact the Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery on phone (07) 4130 4750 or via email at bragadmin@bundaberg.qld.gov.au Read more

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

Skopelos Foundation for the Arts Residency

The Skopelos Foundation for the Arts

The Skopelos Foundation for the Arts offers residencies for two weeks to two months for ceramists, mixed media artists, painters, printmakers and sculptors from March through December.
 
The Skopelos Foundation for the Arts is looking for the adventurous artist that would want to immerse themselves and create from the Greek culture. We offer residencies in ceramics, painting, printmaking and sculpting.
 
Greece is a land filled with hundreds of enchanted islands, and Skopelos is one of its most inviting. Located in the Aegean northeast of Athens, Skopelos offers visitors a memorable experience. The view of Skopelos Town from the harbor is breathtaking. A broad promenade for leisurely strolling along the waterfront, whitewashed cottages festooned with brilliant crimson bougainvillea, nestled against lofty, green hills–this is the Greece tourists hope to visit on cruises and seldom find.
 
The Skopelos Foundation for the Arts adds an appealing accent to this beguiling island. Gloria Carr, a woman with a dream, established the Skopelos Foundation in the mid-90s. A graduate of George Mason University’s Fine Arts Program and the Pratt Institute in New York, Gloria traveled to Greece for a holiday. She landed on Skopelos, was enthralled by its beauty, and extended her holiday indefinitely.
 
And so the Skopelos Foundation for the Arts was launched. In a land where things move on Greek time, the American concept of deadlines hasn’t made much headway. Nevertheless, Gloria built a state-of-the-art studio and was ready to begin offering workshops in little more than a year. Her mission was “to give students, artists, and interested travelers an opportunity to experience Greek culture and art, both traditional and contemporary.”
 
The Greek culture is one of generosity, kindness, and togetherness. The Greeks are happiest when everyone is included. If you sit down to a meal with a group of people, you don’t leave until everybody is ready to leave. In this social climate, people go out together for coffee, dinner, or drinks. When you walk downtown to drink coffee, you might find a laborer, the mayor, a lawyer, and a carpenter all sitting at the same table, enjoying each other’s company. Their views matter, not their educational level, background, or income. We want to offer this same atmosphere in our residencies at the Foundation.
 
In Skopelos, people can leave their stress behind and be themselves. The atmosphere is relaxed, and the common phrase is ‘siga, siga’ –‘slowly, slowly.” Visitors who want to shape this mellow, people-centered culture to their own lifestyles may feel uncomfortable at Skopelos. Adaptability is the key. If you look at change as an opportunity and not as a problem, the Skopelos Foundation for the Arts is the perfect place for you!
 
Please contact Jill Somer at info@skopart.org Read more

  • Closing: 18 February 2019
  • Categories: Artist Residency, Visual Arts
  • Open To: Individuals

Volunteer Grants

Australian Government Department of Social Services

Grants are to support the ongoing delivery of services or one-off projects and activities to encourage, support and increase participation in volunteering.
 
The purpose of the grants is to:

  • provide support and recognition for volunteers

  • maximise and promote volunteering participation, including opportunities to increase the diversity of volunteers and the ways in which people volunteer
  • maximise opportunities for volunteering to provide pathways to other forms of social and economic participation
  • support the development of a volunteering sector that is responsive to emerging trends and issues
  • encourage/maximise leadership, mentoring and volunteering activity
  • provide on-the-ground support and information for volunteers and volunteer-using organisations in locations where there is identified need
  • provide access to the resources and support volunteers and volunteer using organisations need to operate effectively and efficiently, and
  • build effective volunteering practices and opportunities within organisations and communities.

 
For more information please visit www.dss.gov.au Read more

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

Macquarie Group Foundation

Macquarie Group Foundation

Macquarie Group Foundation is one of Australia’s oldest and largest corporate benefactors, providing support across the community spectrum including health care and research, education, the arts, welfare and the environment.
 
The Macquarie Group Foundation does not accept unsolicited grant proposals. The Foundation supports organisations which have the existing involvement of Macquarie staff through significant volunteering, fundraising, pro bono work or board/management committee involvement.
 
For more information please visit www.macquarie.com. Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: All Artforms / General

Centre for Cultural Leadership program

Center for Curatorial Leadership

The Center for Curatorial Leadership (CCL) offers a networking and training opportunities for senior arts museum curators beginning in January of each year. Founded in 2007, CCL has organized eight fellowship classes to date, training 84 curators who serve museums across the world. CCL is located in New York City and runs programs locally and in other cities, drawing upon the diverse resources of museums and academic institutions across the United States.
 
CCL accepts applications from full-time curators working in art museums in the United States and abroad. Each year CCL selects 10 to 12 fellows representing a wide range of geographic, institutional, and art-historical backgrounds. The CCL model encompasses mentorships with innovators and museum directors, rigorous coursework in strategic management provided by Columbia Business School, and professional networks for support and growth. The program extends from January to May and includes a two-week intensive program in January in New York, a five-day residency with a museum director, and a final training week in May.
 
Mentoring is a key element of the program and extends the learning outside of the classroom. In addition to providing fellows with mentors of their own, CCL charges its fellows to mentor young people from communities that are underrepresented within the current ranks of the curatorial profession.
 
CCL looks for inspired individuals with an established record of:

  • Curatorial achievement: Successful candidates are distinguished within their fields of expertise but are interested in developing new skill sets that would enable them to become valuable partners in institutional decision-making.

  • Leadership experience: CCL accepts applicants who look beyond their curatorial responsibilities. Having managed teams, mentored emerging professionals, and partnered with colleagues both within their museums and across the profession, candidates seek to better understand and contribute to the larger goals of their organizations and the field at large.
  • Creative and entrepreneurial thinking: CCL curators are innovative problem solvers and forward-looking agents of change. In the program, they learn skills to help them implement creative approaches to institutional change, problem solving, and strategic thinking.

 
Application guidelines
CCL applications and recommendations are submitted online. For more information about the program and full application guidelines, visit CCL’s website. The application requires three short essays, a biography, resume, and two professional recommendations. One recommendation should come from the applicant’s museum director or, if that is not possible, the most senior person you report to at your institution. The second recommendation should come from a professional colleague from outside your museum. This can be a trustee, a peer in the field, a former supervisor, etc.
 
Tuition and costs
The tuition is 2,500 USD per fellow to cover a portion of the program expenses. Tuition assistance will be available to all accepted candidates on an as-need basis; it is strongly encouraged, however, that museums support the professional development of their curators and underwrite the tuition fee. Please visit CCL’s website for more information.
 
For more information, visit CCL’s website or email info@curatorialleadership.org. Read more

  • Closing: TBA
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Fellowship & Scholarship
  • Open To: Individuals

National Competitive Grants Program

Australian Government Australian Research Council

The ARC funds research and researchers under the National Competitive Grants Program (NCGP). As part of its commitment to nurturing the creative abilities and skills of Australia’s most promising researchers, the program includes Humanities and Creative Arts. In most cases, researchers prepare an application for funding that is submitted to the ARC through a university Research Office, or equivalent office in other organisations.
 
For more information and the full list of grants visit the Australian Research Council website. Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Fellowship & Scholarship
  • Open To: Individuals

James N. Kirby Foundation

James N. Kirby Foundation

The Foundation’s overall goal is to distribute grants to charitable, educational and technical bodies throughout Australia in the areas of health, education, technology and science, art, and literature.
 
The Arts and the environment have more recently seen an increase in grants as we respond to the changing nature of our global community.
 
For more information please visit www.kirbyfoundation.com.au Read more

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

Synapse Residencies

ANAT

Synapse involves Australian science organisations hosting artists in residence, leading to profound artistic and professional development for the participants, as well as building a sustainable support base for interdisciplinary creative collaboration in Australia.
 
Synapse brings artists and scientists together in research partnerships that generate new knowledge, ideas and processes beneficial to both fields. A distinguishing feature of the residencies is their creative research focus, with applicants dissuaded from anticipating specific outcomes at the outset.
 
For more information visit the ANAT website. Read more

  • Closing: 19 February 2019
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Artist Residency
  • Open To: Individuals

APRA AMCOS Art Music Fund

APRA AMCOS

In recognition of the limited opportunities for art music composers to have their works performed, APRA AMCOS has initiated the Art Music Fund.

A total pool of A$100,000 per annum is on offer to provide funding for  Australian and New Zealand composers to create commissioned work that is complemented by an exploitation program.

The Art Music Fund exists to commission new work that is innovative, displays professional compositional craft and represents a benchmark of excellence in its field. These works must have committed partners to ensure the work is presented multiple times with the intention to create a long artistic life for the work and by extension, its composer.

This fund supports a wide range of music styles including: notated compositionelectroacoustic musicimprovised music (including innovative, original jazz); sound artinstallation soundmultimediaweb and film sound and music; and theatricaloperatic and choreographed music.

All applicants will be asked to explain how their arts practice aligns with the qualities identified in the Art Music Fund (innovationcompositional craft, and excellence), regardless of style.

It is expected that composers will collaborate with ensembles, orchestras, producers, recording companies, broadcasters, festivals and other parties to propose the writing of a work that will be guaranteed multiple exposures by way of performances, recordings, broadcasts or digital dissemination.

Full details are available at apraamcos.com.au/artmusicfund

Please note: The Art Music Fund is not intended to support popular and rock music, especially of commercial importance, nor folk and traditional music. Read more

  • Closing: 20 February 2019
  • Categories: Music
  • Open To: Individuals

City of Wodonga Community Impact Grants

City of Wodonga

The Community Impact Grants program aims to empower community organisations and individuals to grow ideas in an innovative and creative way, as well as looking to improve the city.

An individual can apply for a grant for less than $500 by telling the council about your idea.

Community organisations, workplaces and individuals auspiced by a community organisation can apply for grants ranging from $500 to $5000.

The grant program links to the outcomes and key priorities in the Council Plan. The program provides funding to support projects/events under the categories listed below:

All events, activities and projects must be held in the Wodonga municipality.

For more details click here. Read more

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

TV & Online | General TV & Subscription VOD

Screen Australia

Screen Australia aims to support the creation of a diverse slate of quality, innovative, original, culturally significant small-screen storytelling that resonates with contemporary audiences.
 
We are mindful that new online platforms are entering the commissioned arena and recognise that accessibility to content on a wide variety of platforms provides strong opportunities for audience engagement.
 
For the purpose of the Guidelines the term Commissioning Platform includes a free-to-air or subscription television broadcaster and/or newer online platforms such as subscription video on demand (SVOD).
 
All projects must have a Commissioning Platform attached at the time of application.
 
For projects to be considered eligible for Screen Australia funding the agreement with the Commissioning Platform must reflect the terms and conditions in these guidelines, including minimum licence fee requirements.
 
For more information visit the Screen Australia website. Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: Screen Arts / Film
  • Open To: Organisations

The Hills Prize

Art Oak Hill

The $7 000 acquisitive prize attracts entries from both established and emerging artists around Australia.
 
A panel of 3 industry professionals will be responsible for judging The Hills Prize.
Read more

  • Closing: TBA
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Awards & Prizes
  • Open To: Individuals

Aboriginal Regional Arts Fund

Create NSW

The Aboriginal Regional Arts Fund (ARAF) supports arts projects that celebrate and promote Aboriginal cultural identities in regional NSW and, by doing so, make the rich and diverse Aboriginal cultures of regional NSW more visible and accessible.
 
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, Indigenous
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

pwa lab

Playwriting Australia

Playwrights have an essential role to play in all kinds of performance. The PWA Lab is a week-long workshop opportunity encouraging artists to examine the possibilities of including playwrights in innovative processes, aiming to bring the unique skills of a writer to an ever-widening theatre-making practice.
 
What are PWA offering?

  • Up to one week access to a rehearsal studio
  • Dramaturgical support from PWA’s Artistic Director and/or Associate Artist
  • Weekly wage at MEAA standard rate for the creative team including performers
  • Travels costs including accommodation, airfares, airport transfers and per diems
  • Technical equipment hire (within agreed budget)
  • Administrative and project management support

 
PWA Lab Dates:  
Exact dates to be confirmed with selected participants
 
Location
To be confirmed with selected participants Read more

  • Closing: TBA
  • Categories: Literature, Performing Arts, Theatre
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

IMB Community Foundation

Illawarra Mutual Bank

IMB has grown alongside the communities in which we live and work, and we believe it’s important to play our part and give back. The IMB Community Foundation was established in 1999 as a way for IMB to assist community groups in building community assets.
 
The foundation supports projects that reflect its objectives, which include enhancing the economic self-sufficiency of communities, as well as generating economic, social, cultural, environmental, tourism and educational benefits for those communities.
 
For more information please visit www.imb.com.au Read more

  • Closing: 28 February 2019
  • Categories: All Artforms / General
  • Open To: Organisations

Kestin Illustrator Award

Magabala Books

The Kestin Indigenous Illustrator Award is a national biennial award that identifies new talent in the art of children’s picture book illustration.
 
Awarded to an Indigenous artist or emerging illustrator, the winner receives $10,000, a professional mentorship and the opportunity to illustrate a children’s picture book by a renowned Indigenous author.
 
The award is generously supported by the Kestin Family Foundation.
 
Magabala Books invites entries from artists and emerging illustrators who have a genuine love of children’s picture books and who are passionate about learning the craft of visual storytelling. The Kestin Award is open to all artists and illustrators of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, who are unpublished or had illustrations published in no more than two publications. Entries will be judged on the merits of the illustrations submitted. Prior achievements or qualifications will not form part of the judging process.
 
For more information and to apply visit www.magabala.com/kestin-illustrator-award Read more

  • Closing: 28 February 2019
  • Categories: Indigenous, Literature, Visual Arts
  • Open To: Individuals