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Ongoing Grants

Performers' Trust Foundation

Phonographic Performance Company of Australia

Promotes and encourages music and the performing arts. Can cover tuition fees, travel costs, accommodation, venue /PA hire for performances at concerts, scholarships, promotion of the performing arts to the general public, assistance to appropriate beneficiaries.  Applications are assessed by trustees four times a year. Read more

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

NSW Heritage Grants program

Environment & Heritage NSW

Assists owners and managers of state significant heritage items, Aboriginal heritage and local government heritage and communities in NSW to care for their heritage. Various categories and closing dates – check website. Read more

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

Jump Start Production Grant

Provides substantially subsidized access to the high quality industry standard equipment, studio and post production facilities at Metro Screen. Three rounds annually – check website for details. Read more

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

International Marketing Support

Screen Australia

Grants to support the promotion of completed films premiering at major international festivals; support for projects in advanced development being introduced at international markets.

There are various funding sub-categories and closing dates – check the website for details. Read more

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

Indigenous Programs

Screen Australia

Indigenous filmmakers may apply to any Screen Australia program in addition to the funding programs of the Indigenous Department.

Applicants can apply for funding to cover documentary programs, drama programs, internships and travel grants.  Check to website for each categories closing dates. Read more

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

Story Development

Screen Australia

Applications for Story Development funding can be made at any time for:

• up to $50,000 for feature drama films

• up to $20,000 for online and interactive drama including series and one-off.

• up to $40,000 for high-end television drama Read more

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

Drama Production

Screen Australia

Investment in high-quality fiction storytellling, including production investment for features, general and children’s TV drama, and innovative multiplatform drama.

There are various categories and closing dates – check the website. Read more

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

Documentaries

Screen Australia

Screen Australia’s direct funding for documentary aims to support quality, cultural value, innovation and diversity.

Three programs supporting documentary production are offered:

  • Producer Program
  • Broadcast Program
  • Development Support
  • Producer Equity Program

check the website for each programs closing dates. Read more

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

Talent Development

Screen Australia

Professional development opportunities for Australian filmmakers, focused on building skills and careers in drama production.

Funding categories include:

  • Creative Talent Suite
  • Hot Shots: short film funding
  • Events

Each category has its own closing date- check the website for more info. Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: Screen Arts / Film
  • 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.

The Australia Council offers three grant rounds each year for this category. In 2017, the grant rounds will close on:

  • Tuesday 7 February for projects starting after 1 May 2017
  • Tuesday 6 June for projects starting after 1 September 2017
  • Tuesday 3 October for projects starting after 1 January 2018.

Read more

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

Arts Projects for Individuals and Groups

Australia Council for the Arts

The arts projects program funds a range of activities that deliver benefits to the arts sector and wider public, including national and international audiences.

The Australia Council offers three grant rounds each year for this category. In 2017, the grant rounds will close on:

  • Tuesday 7 February for projects starting after 1 May 2017
  • Tuesday 6 June for projects starting after 1 September 2017
  • Tuesday 3 October for projects starting after 1 January 2018.

Read more

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

Arts Projects - Organisations

Australia Council for the Arts

arts projects program funds a range of activities that deliver benefits to the arts sector and wider public, including national and international audiences.

The Australia Council offers three grant rounds each year for this category. In 2017, the grant rounds will close on:

  • Tuesday 7 February for projects starting after 1 May 2017
  • Tuesday 6 June for projects starting after 1 September 2017
  • Tuesday 3 October for projects starting after 1 January 2018.

Read more

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

Playing Australia: Regional Performing Arts Touring

Australia Council for the Arts

The Regional Performing Arts Touring 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.

The Australia Council offers three grant rounds each year for Playing Australia. In 2017 the grant rounds will close on:

  • Tuesday 7 February for projects starting after 1 May 2017
  • Tuesday 6 June for projects starting after 1 September 2017
  • Tuesday 3 October for projects starting after 1 January 2018.

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.

The Australia Council offers two grant rounds each year for the Contemporary Music Touring Program. In 2017 the grant rounds will close on:

  • Tuesday 7 February for projects starting after 1 May 2017
  • Tuesday 3 October for projects starting after 1 January 2018.

Read more

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

City of Wodonga Young Achiever Scheme

City of Wodonga

Through the Young Achiever Scheme (YAS), the City of Wodonga recognises and supports young people (under 25) who display an outstanding commitment to and/or achievement in their chosen endeavour.

The scheme provides financial assistance to young people to participate, develop skills, compete, perform or represent Wodonga in their chosen endeavour at a state, national or international level. Funding ranges from $200 for individuals at a state level, to $800 for teams at an international level.

Individuals or groups are eligible to apply.

There are six eligibility categories:

  • Arts, performance, music and dance;
  • Sport and recreation;
  • Community leadership;
  • Education and training;
  • Cultural; and
  • Agricultural, environmental and sustainability.

Read more

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Open To: Individuals

The Balnaves Foundation Grants

Balnaves Foundation

The Balnaves Foundation supports organisations that aim to create a better Australia through education, medicine and the arts. If your organisation primarily works in one or more of these areas then we would be happy to consider your application.

  • The Balnaves Foundation is open to receive applications at any time. There are no closing dates for applications.
  • This online application form is the first stage in applying for funding.
  • Your application will be considered by Trustees of the Foundation.

  Read more

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

Poverty and Disadvantage Small Grants Program

Sidney Myer Fund & The Myer Foundation

This Small Grants Program supports strategies to benefit Australian communities.
The aims are to:

  • alleviate the negative effects of poverty and disadvantage;
  • demonstrate new ideas about how to address poverty and disadvantage;
  • strengthen communities’ abilities to deal with poverty and disadvantage.

Priority Areas

  • communities experiencing social and economic exclusion with particular emphasis on Indigenous Australians,
  • asylum seekers and refugees, and people living in isolated rural and remote areas of Australia,
  • children and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds who lack the opportunity to improve their wellbeing,
  • small, discrete projects that meet the needs of a community rather than supplementary funding for large projects. A small, discrete project will be considered to have a total budget of up to $50,000.

The Poverty and Disadvantage Small Grants Program accepts applications on an ongoing basis, with no specific closing dates.

Applications close: Ongoing
More information  Read more

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

Community Led Grants

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet invites applications for grant funding for activities that contribute to the achievement of any combination of outcomes identified in the Indigenous Advancement Strategy programme information provided in Annexure 1 of the IAS Grant Guidelines.

The types of activities that may be funded will address one or more of the Government’s priority areas:

  • Education – activities focused on increased school attendance and improved educational outcomes that lead to employment. This includes activities that nurture and educate Indigenous children, youth and adults to improve pathways to prosperity and wellbeing. This includes improving family and parenting support; early childhood development, care and education; school education; youth engagement and transition; and higher education.
  • Employment and Economic Development – support to connect working age Indigenous Australians with real and sustainable jobs, including ensuring remote jobseekers participate in activities and gain experience that builds work-readiness and contributes to the broader community, foster Indigenous business and to assist Indigenous people to generate economic and social benefits, including from natural and cultural assets and including the effective management of Indigenous-owned land and seas.
  • Community Safety – activities that make communities safer for Indigenous Australians, enabling them to enjoy similar levels of physical, emotional and social wellbeing as those enjoyed by other Australians.

Applications close: Ongoing
Contact: 1800 079 098 or iasgrants@pmc.gov.au
More information and application details Read more

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

Dreams for a Better World

SunSuper

The Sunsuper Dreams for a Better World program offers a $150,000 annual grant pool. It’s shared over four rounds and there’s a Grand Final event to celebrate and recognise those who generously give their time and effort to make the world a better place.

This year, if you really want to help a cause close to your heart, dream big, because you could receive up to $50,000 in grants to help make that dream a reality.

1. Submit

If your dream is for an Australian cause and can be undertaken in the next 12 months, submit your dream today!

2. Shortlist and public vote

Each quarter, our judges will select 6 dreams to make the shortlist, and then it’s up to you to get as many votes from the Australian public as you can. So get out there and let people know what you do and how you’re making the world a better place. Be different, be creative and show our judges just how much you want to be in our top 3.

3. Finalists

The 3 dreams with the most valid votes will be the category finalists and win $5,000 each.

4. Round winner

From the top 3 finalists, our expert panel of judges will decide which dream should be named the winner. They receive an additional $5,000 grant and go on to the Grand Final.

5. The People’s Choice

At the end of the year, we go back to the polls and ask the Australian public to vote for their favourite dream one last time. The People’s Choice $10,000 grant will go to the Round Winner with the most valid votes, and will be announced at the Grand Final Awards Night.

6. Grand Final

Winners from each round pitch to the judges and are invited to attend the Grand Final Awards Night where the annual winner is announced. Each of the four grand finalists will receive an additional grant of up to $30,000.

So what are you waiting for? Submit your dream for the chance to help your cause.

Terms and conditions apply

Read more

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

Orange Regional Arts Foundation

Orange Regional Arts Foundation

The Orange Regional Arts Foundation has funds available on a yearly basis to support appropriate projects or activities that meet the objectives of ORAF. Proposals will be accepted twice each calendar year – by 30th March and 30th October. All proposals will be considered by the Board of ORAF. Read more

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

Artist Support Quick Response

Create NSW

Artist Support Quick Response funding provides professional development opportunities for NSW-based professional artists and arts/cultural workers to support skills development, take up outstanding opportunities of significance for their practice and/or develop markets.

Funding for projects that are solely focused on the creation, development and presentation of work should be submitted to Arts and Cultural Projects or another appropriate Arts and Cultural Development Program category.

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

Timeframe

Applications are received throughout the year for activities occurring between 1 July 2017 and 30 June 2018. Please allow up to 4 weeks for your application to be assessed and processed.

Who can apply?

  • Individual artists, practitioners and arts/cultural workers
  • Partnerships and groups.

Please note: priority will be give to applicants who have not received Artist Support funding in the last 12 months.

Funding range

Up to $5000.

Read more about this funding category in the ACDP guidelines.

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

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

Aboriginal Quick Response

Create NSW

Funding supports professional and market development opportunities for NSW Aboriginal artists and arts workers.

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

Timeframe

Applications are received throughout the year for activities occurring between 1 July 2017 and 30 June 2018. Please allow up to 4 weeks for your application to be assessed and processed.

Who can apply?

  • Individual artists, practitioners and arts/cultural workers
  • Organisations, partnerships and groups

Funding range:

Up to $5000

Read more about this funding category in the ACDP guidelines.

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

  • Closing: Ongoing
  • Categories: Indigenous
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

Early Development

Screen NSW

What project formats are eligible?
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 magazinestyle 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 further guidance on the distinction between infotainment, lifestyle, magazine programs and documentary/factual programs refer to the advice on Screen Australia’s website.


How much can I apply for?

  • You can request any amount up to $50,000
  • We expect most requests to be between $2,000 and $20,000
  • Recently funded projects and the amounts provided can be found under Funding Approvals


What can I use the money for?

We contribute to the following:

  • development of treatments, scene breakdowns and/or beat sheets
  • development of first drafts from short documents
  • development of mini-bibles and/or episode outlines for television or online series
  • creation of sizzle reels or promotional trailers
  • research and development of factual documents

Who is eligible?

Screen NSW general eligibility requirements can be found in the Screen NSW Terms of Trade which should be read in conjunction with these guidelines.

Applicants will generally be a NSW based Key Creative, individual or company. If you are not based in NSW you must:

  • provide evidence of a genuine co-production partnership with a NSW-based company or producer OR
  • have at least one NSW based Key Creative (writer, producer or director) attached OR
  • satisfy Screen NSW that the project offers outstanding benefits to the NSW screen industry

 

You must intend to produce or post produce your project in NSW.
You must hold the rights in your project.

Teams generally need to include a Key Creative with credits in a relevant genre. If your team does not have these credits, please provide other information demonstrating that you have the relevant market knowledge and relationships.

Screen NSW is committed to supporting increased participation in the industry of people from underrepresented groups including women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from CaLD backgrounds, people with disability, LGBTQI people, people from western Sydney and people from regional NSW. Priority will be given to teams including people from under-represented groups.

 

How and when can I apply?

You can apply at any time.

Complete an online application form.

 

What do I need to submit?

You must submit all core materials listed on the form.

For Early Development we assess short documents and draft scripts. We also prefer that you have opened a dialogue with a distributor, broadcaster or online content commissioner.

The creative materials required may vary according to the project type.

 

FEATURES
Your short document should demonstrate the following:

  • the key dramatic beats of your story and how they will play out within your chosen genre
  • a clear beginning, middle and end
  • identified pivotal story points
  • the intended genre, tone and mood of the film

 

TV AND WEB DRAMA, NARRATIVE COMEDY AND CHILDRENS’ TV

We are generally looking for a preliminary pitch document and an indication of intended market.

We generally do not require marketplace attachment up front however we are unlikely to fund more than a mini bible without broadcaster interest.

If you have secured broadcaster development please indicate this in the ‘previous funding’ or ‘other funding for this stage’ section of your application form.

 

DOCUMENTARY AND FACTUAL
Your pitch document should concisely describe:

  • your subject matter
  • your intended narrative, line of enquiry, or argument
  • your intended stylistic approach your intended audience how you plan to tell your story (observational sequences, archival footage, interviews, recreations, etc)

If your program is reliant on the participation of a particular person or people you will need to have a document verifying that they consent to take part.

 

INTERACTIVE

Your application materials should provide:

  • a description of the story, journey or experience
  • any visual designs or early prototyping
  • information on intended audience and distribution strategy
  • any web metrics or sales figures for previous interactive projects

 

How will my application be assessed?

Your application will be competitively assessed against the following criteria:

  • The strength and distinctiveness of the concept
  • The strength of the story and the quality of the submitted materials
  • The plans for use of the funding
  • The potential of the project to reach its target audience and its viability in terms of likely budget relative to market
  • The track record of the Key Creative(s), including the financial track record and experience of the applicant and any Key Creatives
  • The potential of the project to contribute to a robust screen industry in NSW

 

If we commission an indigenous assessment, the project will be assessed with reference to Screen Australia’s guidelines Pathways & Protocols: a filmmaker’s guide to working with Indigenous people, culture and concepts.

If your application is not successful the project may be resubmitted if substantially reworked. A project that is declined for Early Development can be considered for Advanced Development or Market Travel if it has advanced sufficiently.

 

How long will it take to receive a decision?
Between four and six weeks from the date that we acknowledge receipt of a completed application.

What are the terms of funding?
Please refer to the Screen NSW Terms of Trade.

Complaints
If you would like to provide us with feedback, or believe you have cause for complaint, please consult our Feedback, Review and Formal Complaints Procedures. Read more

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

Advanced Development

Screen NSW

What project formats are eligible?

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 magazinestyle 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 further guidance on the distinction between infotainment, lifestyle, magazine programs and documentary/factual programs refer to the advice on Screen Australia’s website.

 

How much can I apply for?

You can request any amount up to $50,000 but only outstanding market-ready projects with a highly credentialed team will be considered at the upper level. We anticipate most requests will be about $20,000.

Recently funded projects and the amounts provided can be found under Funding Approvals.

 

What can I use the money for?

We contribute to the following:

  • draft funding, if there is demonstrated marketplace support
  • the development of pitch materials related to financing budget and schedule preparation preliminary casting costs
  • script readings
  • for interactive projects: scripts, advanced graphics or game design

 

Who is eligible?

Screen NSW general eligibility requirements can be found in the Screen NSW Terms of Trade , which should be read in conjunction with these guidelines.

Applicants will generally be a NSW-based Key Creative, individual or company. If you are not based in NSW you must:

  • provide evidence of a genuine co-production partnership with a NSW-based company or producer OR
  • have at least one NSW based Key Creative (writer, producer or director) attached OR
  • satisfy Screen NSW that the project offers outstanding benefits to the NSW screen industry

You must intend to produce or post produce your project in NSW. You must hold the rights in your project.

Teams generally need to include a Key Creative with credits in a relevant genre. If your team does not have these credits, please provide other information demonstrating that you have the relevant market knowledge and relationships.

Screen NSW is committed to supporting increased participation in the industry of people from underrepresented groups including women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from CaLD backgrounds, people with disability, LGBTQI people, people from western Sydney and people from regional NSW. Priority will be given to teams including people from under-represented groups.

 

How and when can I apply?

You can apply at any time.

Complete an online application form.

 

What do I need to submit?

You must submit all core materials listed on the form. The creative materials required vary according to the project type:

 

FEATURES
A script or one-page synopsis

DOCUMENTARY AND FACTUAL PROGRAMS
A script or detailed treatment

TV AND WEB DRAMA, NARRATIVE COMEDY AND CHILDREN’S TV
The series bible, scripts and/or episode outlines

INTERACTIVE PROJECTS

  • a description of the story, journey or user experience
  • any visual designs or playable demos
  • information on intended audience and distribution strategy
  • any web metrics or sales figures for previous interactive projects

You should also provide evidence of plans to maximise the potential of your content to be exploited across different formats and platforms – i.e. serious games, mobisodes, and stage adaptations.

Assessment materials should include CVs from all key project members.

 

How will my application be assessed?

Your application will be competitively assessed against the following criteria:

  • The strength and distinctiveness of the concept
  • The strength of the story and the quality of the submitted materials
  • The plans for use of the funding
  • The potential of the project to reach its target audience and its viability in terms of likely budget relative to market
  • The track record of the Key Creative(s), including the financial track record and experience of the applicant and any Key Creatives
  • The potential of the project to contribute to a robust screen industry in NSW

 

If we commission an indigenous assessment, the project will be assessed with reference to Screen Australia’s guidelines Pathways & Protocols: a filmmaker’s guide to working with Indigenous people, culture and concepts.

If your application is not successful the project may be resubmitted if substantially reworked. A project that has been declined for Early Development can be considered for Advanced Development or Market Travel if it has advanced sufficiently.

 

How long will it take to receive a decision?

Four and six weeks from the date that we acknowledge receipt of a completed application.

 

What are the terms of funding?

Please refer to the Screen NSW Terms of Trade.

 

Complaints

If you would like to provide us with feedback, or believe you have cause for complaint, please consult our Feedback, Review and Formal Complaints Procedures. Read more

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

Slate Development Loan

Screen NSW

What project formats are eligible?

We expect that development slates will mostly comprise projects from the genres eligible for Screen NSW funding. However, some flexibility will be extended in the interests of slate diversity and economic viability.

 

How much can I apply for?

The program provides interest free loans of up to $80,000 for up to five years.

Successful applicants who make a repayment and commence production in NSW within 12 months may be eligible to redraw the repayment amount together with a bonus loan of $15,000.

You must repay the loan from your next three productions and each repayment must be at least 30% of the outstanding loan.

Screen NSW will take a 10% share of the copyright in each of the projects comprising the minimum slate as security for the loan. We will reassign the rights to you once you have repaid the applicable amounts.

 

What can I use the money for?

Funding may be used to fund or contribute to the funding of:

  • a new business strategy to generate a cash flow stream
  • development of a slate of three or more appropriate projects from story outline stage onwards, including option payments, writers’ fees, script editors’ fees, script-printing expenses etc.
  • costs associated with financing projects, including overseas travel to markets, consultant fees to executive producers, legal fees etc.
  • fees for the applicant(s) or other key members of creative team(s)
  • infrastructure or running costs, including overheads, staff salaries, day-to-day and out-ofpocket expenses etc.

Who is eligible?

Screen NSW general eligibility requirements can be found in our Terms of Trade, which should be read in conjunction with these guidelines.

The Slate Development Loan program is targeted at significant production businesses and individuals in NSW with a commitment to production in NSW and a proven ability to repay the loan.

Applicants must have a slate of at least three projects where the majority would be eligible for NSW development investment and are designed to be produced or post produced in NSW.

Production service companies are not eligible.

Screen NSW is committed to supporting increased participation in the industry of people from underrepresented groups including women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from CaLD backgrounds, people with disability, LGBTQI people, people from western Sydney and people from regional NSW. Priority will be given to teams including people from under-represented groups.

 

How and when can I apply?

You can apply at any time. Simply complete an online application form.

 

What do I need to submit?

You must submit all the materials listed on the form, including information that demonstrates financial stability and capacity to repay.

 

How will my application be assessed?

Eligible applications will be assessed against the following criteria:

  • The level of the producer/production company’s generation of production in NSW
  • The track record of the producer/production company
  • Financial stability of the applicant and its capacity to repay the loan
  • Strength of the minimum slate and the likelihood of the slate projects going into production
  • The likelihood of sufficient overall production being generated to repay the loan.

Screen NSW may also consider the diversity and balance of companies supported under the program.

Further information on the assessment process

We may commission a confidential report from an external credit analyst. Development and Production team members assess projects across our entire suite of development and production programs.

 

How long will it take to receive a decision?

Between four and six weeks from the date that we acknowledge receipt of a completed application.

 

What are the terms of funding?

For terms covering repayment of the loan please see Slate Loan Agreement Screen NSW.

Recipients cannot apply to the Early or Advanced Development programs until the loan is repaid, but can apply to other Screen NSW programs.

 

Complaints

If you would like to provide feedback, or believe you have cause for complaint, please consult our Feedback, Review and Formal Complaints Procedures. Read more

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

Loan Facilities

Screen NSW

The Loan Facilities program offers:

  • Production Loan Finance
  • Short term Minor Cashflow Loans

Loans are offered against fully secured presale and distribution agreements.

Applications are assessed on a rolling basis throughout the year.

Please see the guidelines here.

Potential applicants are advised to contact the Head of Development and Production, Sophia Zachariou on 02 9995 0962 to discuss their application. Read more

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

Regional Filming Fund (RFF)

Screen NSW

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). Click here for a map of the NSW local government areas and the Sydney Metro area.

Click here for funding guidelines.

Download an application form and submit the application at least four weeks prior to the start of filming in Regional NSW.

If you are also applying to the Production Finance program please submit the applications concurrently. An online application form for both Production Finance and the Regional Filming Fund will be available here when the next Production Finance round opens. Read more

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

Time Critical Shooting

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 postproduction in NSW.

Guidelines are available here. Read more

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

Festival Travel

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.

Guidelines available here.

Potential applicants are advised to call the Development & Production team on 02 9995 0945 to discuss the application process. Read more

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

Market Travel

Screen NSW

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

Applications are assessed on a rolling basis throughout the year.

See Guidelines here.

Potential applicants are advised to call the Development & Production team on 02 9995 0945 to discuss the application process. Read more

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

Industry Development Program

Screen NSW

Industry Development Program

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

The Industry Development Program provides funds to organisations that create professional development opportunities for NSW screen practitioners at various stages of their careers.

Funding is provided for the following activities:

  • one-off or annual events including seminars, conferences, workshops and professional development activities.

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

  • that increase screen industry professional development opportunities, particularly in Regional NSW and Western Sydney;
  • that meet identified professional development needs of NSW screen practitioners; and
  • that can demonstrate how Screen NSW funding will assist to increase the project’s sustainability.

 

Applying for a grant:

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

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

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

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

Strategic Opportunities Program

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.

Applying for a grant:

Apply online HERE.

Guidelines are available here.

FAQ’S about using the application form.

Please subscribe to our  e-news or follow us on Facebook and Twitter for regular updates about our programs.

For more information or contact the Stakeholder Relations and Industry Development unit on (02) 9995 0934 or by email to industrydevt@screen.nsw.gov.au if you would like to discuss your proposed project. Read more

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

Charlie's

Screen NSW

Charlie’s, is a hub for the Australian screen practitioners in Los Angeles, offering a unique creative workspace for conducting business, collaborating and networking.

Charlie’s, managed by Australians in Film (AiF), is located within the historic Raleigh Studios, the oldest working lot in Hollywood, where Chaplin and Douglas Fairbanks made films and frequently played cards.

Screen NSW has access to two “hot desks” at Charlie’s. Please read the Charlie’s eligibility guidelines here first, before you apply here. Read more

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

Regional Arts Touring

Create NSW

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

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

Quick Response Grants

Regional Arts NSW

Small grants that respond to arts development and professional development opportunities that arise at short notice. Read more

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