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Support Grants

Community Relations Commission

This grant is closed for 2015 and will re-open in 2016.

Assists individuals and communities to participate fully in community life and build community capacity. Support grants are flexible and varied.  Funding available for up to $10,000 per annum and $500 for individuals. One round per year. Read more

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

Artist or Curator in Residence Program

Museums and Galleries NSW

This grant is closed for 2015 and will re-open in 2016.

Offers the opportunity for regional public galleries to engage established artists or curators to undertake a residency activity within their community. The ACR program is financed by funds devolved from the Copyright Agency Limited and managed by M&G NSW.  Four residences valued at $11,250 each are available. Read more

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  • Categories: Heritage / Museums
  • Open To: Organisations

Curatorial Support Initiative

Museums and Galleries NSW

This grant is closed for 2015 and will re-open in 2016.

Offers NSW regional public galleries assistance towards engaging a professional curator (emerging or established) to research and/or develop a new exhibition of contemporary visual arts, craft and design for their community. Re-opens April 2015. Read more

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  • Categories: Heritage / Museums
  • Open To: Organisations

Partnership Grants

Community Relations Commission

This grant is closed for 2015 and will re-open in 2016.

Funds projects that build social cohesion and community harmony. Partnership projects can last up to three years and are expected to make real impact with positive demonstrable outcomes for NSW in the long term. Applications are by Expression of Interest and funding between $10,000 and $150,000 per annum is available. Read more

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  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Multicultural
  • Open To: Organisations

Community Grants

NRMA Insurance

This grant is closed for 2015 and will re-open in 2016.

Supports initiatives that help make the community safer through one-off grants for road safety, crime prevention, environmental, or emergency readiness and response projects. Read more

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

Industry Development Fund

Screen NSW

This grant is closed for 2015 and will re-open in April 2016.

Grants to screen-based organisations that provide opportunities for professional development opportunities for screen practitioners throughout their career paths. Available for one-off or annual events (single purpose) or a complex program of pd activities (multi-purpose) funding. Read more

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

Audience Development Fund

Screen NSW

This grant is closed for 2015 and will re-open in April 2016.

Supports public screenings, festivals or tours that provide opportunities for audiences to see and experience quality screen content and innovative practice, and one-off or annual events including those in single or multiple venues. Read more

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

Building Improvement Grants

Museums and Galleries NSW

This grant is closed for 2015 and will re-open in 2016.

Funding to provide for professional assessment of small to medium museum and gallery buildings in NSW. Read more

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  • Categories: Heritage / Museums
  • Open To: Organisations

Peace Foundation Grants

Graham F. Smith Peace Trust Inc

This grant is closed for 2015 and will re-open in 2016.

Applications are invited from artists and community art organisations within Australia for art projects that support peace and justice through the arts. Read more

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  • Categories: Performing Arts, Visual Arts
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

ANZ Seeds of Renewal Grant

Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR)

This grant is closed for 2015 and will re-open in 2016.

Up to $10,000 to enhance education and employment opportunities in rural, regional and remote areas, with preference given to projects that benefit communities with a population of fewer than 15,000 people. Read more

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

Creative Fellowships

The Myer Foundation and Sydney Myer Fund

This grant is closed for 2015 and will re-open in 2016.

Fellowships of $80,000 per year for two years to individual artists, arts managers, and thought leaders in the humanities with ‘outstanding talent and exceptional courage’ in their professional practice. Individuals must be early mid-career – that is, in the first 7 to 15 years of their creative practice. Read more

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

Indent Partnership Grants

Music NSW

This grant is closed for 2015 and will re-open in 2016.

The Indent Partnership Grants program, funded by ArtsNSW, has been specifically developed for young people to stage all-ages, drug and alcohol free live music events across NSW. Two grant categories are available for 2015 youth music events, the Grass Roots Grant and the Event Development Grant.

The Grass Roots Grants are specifically aimed at entry-level events like band comps, open-mic and local band nights and are set at a maximum of $2,500.

The Event Development Grants up to $5,000 are available to those who successfully acquitted a Grass Roots Grant in the year prior to applying and are looking at expanding their event scope by engaging the professional music industry. Read more

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  • Categories: Festivals, Music

Kickstart

Next Wave

This grant is closed for 2015 and will re-open in 2016.

Next Wave’s major developmental activity, assisting young artists across artforms to develop new work in a supportive environment. Read more

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  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Festivals
  • Open To: Individuals

Community Building Partnership

NSW Family and Community Services

The program offers grants across the State at an individual State Electorate level for the enhancement of community facilities.  This current program round is closed for 2016 and will re- open in 2017.

Grants will be open to local councils and incorporated not-for-profit bodies such as charities, sporting, social and environmental groups.

Successful projects will benefit their local community through the improvement of facilities that deliver positive social, environmental, inclusive or recreational outcomes. Applications should be for;

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

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  • Categories: Capital / Infrastructure
  • Open To: Organisations

Youth Opportunities Funding

NSW Family and Community Services

The Youth Opportunities program provides one-off, time-limited grants of up to $50,000 to organisations and local councils for youth-led and youth-driven community projects that have a positive youth development focus.

Funded projects from previous rounds have focused on providing young people with the opportunity to develop a range of life skills, including healthy behaviours; leadership, communication and teamwork; event management and planning; and volunteering opportunities that link young people to further education and training.

Applications for the most recent funding round closed on 27 June 2016. Read more

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  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Creative Industries, Festivals
  • Open To: Organisations

Harold Mitchell Foundation Grants

Harold Mitchell Foundation

The Harold Mitchell Foundation’s grant scheme is about helping people help each other. So many organisations out there are full of great ideas, people and drive. To make a really big difference in our community, they just need a little bit of money, and that’s what the Harold Mitchell Foundation provides. Since the Foundation started out in 2000, the Harold Mitchell Foundation has provided up to $7 million in grant funding to over 100 different organisations, in everything from health to the arts. Read more

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  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Creative Industries, Disability
  • Open To: Organisations

Our Languages, Our Way

Aboriginal Affairs, NSW Department of Education

OCHRE, the NSW Government Plan for Aboriginal affairs, supports initiatives that improve Aboriginal people’s social, cultural and economic wellbeing.

The ‘Our Languages, Our Way’ language grant program will fund Aboriginal community driven projects to strengthen community ownership and participation in language revitalisation projects.

Community Language Grants are currently closed. Read more

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  • Categories: Indigenous
  • Open To: Organisations

Community Grants

Australian Ethical

At Australian Ethical, we believe it’s important to provide financial help to organisations making a positive difference in the world.

That’s why we donate 10% of our yearly pre-tax profits to charitable organisations.

Grants recipients cover humanitarian, environmental, and animal welfare areas in Australia and abroad, aiming to bring dignity and aid to our global community. Read more

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  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Capital / Infrastructure
  • Open To: Organisations

Regional Pitchfest

Australia Post

Australia Post Regional Pitchfest is your opportunity to pitch your business or idea to a live audience and expert panel for the chance to win cash and prizes. We are looking for regional Australia’s innovators and entrepreneurs and are excited to be not only providing them a platform to launch from, but also a spotlight on the great opportunities in regional areas across the country.

Applicants will be given the opportunity to undertake pitch and business growth training. The top five applicants from each state and territory will take the stage between June and July 2017. Flights and accommodation are included for each finalist.

All state winners will be flown to Wagga Wagga for the national final on Friday 18th August.

Applications open 6 March 2017 here. Read more

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

The Regional Flagship Events Program

Destination NSW

The Regional Flagship Events Program identifies and supports events in regional NSW that have the potential to act as a ‘cornerstone’ or flagship tourism event for their area by attracting overnight visitation and delivering long term benefits to the region.

Since it was established in 1997, the Regional Flagship Events Program has supported 271 individual events across regional NSW.

On 6 July 2016, the NSW Government announced that the Regional Flagship Events Program would be expanded to include two new funds in addition to the existing marketing support fund. The name “Regional Flagship Events Program” will remain as the umbrella title under which the three funds will sit:

  • Incubator Event Fund – supports the establishment of new events (see terms and conditions).
  • Flagship Event Fund –  supports the marketing of emerging events to increase their profile and encourage visitation (see terms and conditions).
  • Event Development Fund – supports the strategic development of proven flagship events as drivers of tourism (see terms and conditions).

Regional Flagship Events Program Factsheet (PDF 470 kb)

Eligibility conditions and assessment criteria unique to each of the three funds within the Regional Flagship Events Program are detailed in their terms and conditions. It is recommended that prospective applicants thoroughly read the terms and conditions before applying.

For further information on the program and application process contact:

Aida Hijazi
Regional Flagship Events Coordinator
Tel: (02) 9931 1431
Email: aida.hijazi@dnsw.com.au Read more

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  • Categories: Festivals, Touring
  • Open To: Organisations

Small Grants

Accessible Arts

Currently Closed.

The Small Grant offers funds for projects at any stage of their creative development and/or public presentation, of amounts between $5,000 – $20,000. Read more

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

NAIDOC Week Grants

Aboriginal Affairs, NSW Department of Education

NAIDOC Week is held annually in the first full week of July.  It is a time to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements and is an opportunity to recognise the contributions that Indigenous Australians make to our country and our society.

Aboriginal Affairs offers grants to support NAIDOC celebrations and events within communities across NSW.

Applicants are invited to apply for funding in the order of $500 – $1,000, and for more significant events up to $3,000 can be considered.

This grant is closed for 2016 and will re-open in 2017. Read more

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  • Categories: Festivals, Indigenous
  • Open To: Organisations

PPCA - Australia Council Partnership

Australia Council for the Arts

Expressions of Interest are now open for a PPCA-Australia Council partnership to support Australian artists to create new sound recordings.

You can apply for any costs primarily associated with the creation of a sound recording, which may also involve costs associated with the promotion of that recording.

PPCA represents thousands of Australian recording artists when their music is used in public. In 2015 PPCA distributed almost $33 million to its registered artists and record labels. Registration for Australian artists is free.

The Australia Council is the Australian Government’s arts funding and advisory body. The Council supports artists and arts organisations to create and present artistically adventurous work, and delivers national and international strategic activity which develops markets and audiences for Australian work.

Who can apply

Only individuals are eligible to apply. If you are part of a group, you must nominate one of the members to apply on behalf of the group.

Applicants are encouraged to also register with the PPCA. Read more

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  • Categories: Music
  • Open To: Individuals

Studios in Paris Scholarship

Art Gallery of NSW

Studio Scholarship

The Art Gallery of NSW awards artists or scholars in the visual arts a two-month or three-month tenancy in either the Moya Dyring Studio or the Dr Denise Hickey Memorial Studio at the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris.  These scholarships can be awarded to up to 10 applicants per year, and covers the rent of the studio in Paris.

Eva Breuer Travelling Art Scholarship

The Eva Breuer Travelling Art Scholarship is an award of $25,000. The winner will be chosen from one of the winners of the above Studios Scholarship, who is female and 35 years of age or under, at the time of application.

Applications now closed. Next round will open in 2017.

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  • Categories: Visual Arts
  • Open To: Individuals

NSW Heritage Grants Program

Royal Australian Historical Society

The purpose of the Small Grants program for Local History and Archives program is to provide funding to celebrate Australian local history for local historical research by community groups and individuals that tell Australian stories in a local context; express the diversity and range of Australian culture as it impacts on communities and specific localities; highlight and localise pivotal Australian historical events and issues. Read more

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

Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship

Art Gallery of NSW

An annual scholarship awarded to a young artist/painter with an established body of work who is best able to demonstrate the use and benefit of the scholarship to further their art education in Europe.

The scholarship consists of an amount of $30,000 and a three-month residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, administered by the Art Gallery of NSW.

The current application round closed 8 July 2016 and will reopen again in 2017. Read more

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  • Categories: Visual Arts
  • Open To: Individuals

Country Arts Support Program (CASP)

Regional Arts NSW

Applications for 2017 projects are now closed. Read more

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

Regional Arts Fund (RAF) Community Grants

Regional Arts NSW

Applications for the 2017 round of funding are now closed. Read more

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

NSW Grandparents Day Grants

NSW Family and Community Services

Applications for 2016 NSW Grandparents Day grants closed on Friday 12 August.

Grants will fund organisations to deliver events that encourage intergenerational learning and/or offer older people ongoing opportunities to participate in their local communities.

Category 1: $100 to $1,000 for small-scale local community events or activities targeted at community organisations and schools

Category 2: $1001 – $5,000 for large-scale regional events that are targeted at specific communities or targeted at local government and larger community organisations Read more

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

Dyason Bequest

Art Gallery of NSW

This grant is closed for 2016 and will re-open in 2017.

A grant offered to Australian art students who have already won a travelling scholarship, to assist with the cost of overseas travel. Read more

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  • Categories: Visual Arts
  • Open To: Individuals

Basil and Muriel Hooper Scholarship

Art Gallery of NSW

This grant is closed for 2016 and will re-open in 2017.

An annual scholarship of $4000 aimed at fine art students attending recognised universities or schools in New South Wales to assist with costs of fees and general living expenses. Read more

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  • Categories: Visual Arts
  • Open To: Individuals

Elioth Gruner Prize

Art Gallery of NSW

This grant is closed for 2016 and will re-open in 2017.

The Art Gallery of NSW awards an annual prize of $1000 for excellence in the study of a landscape in oils. The applicant must be an art student who has lived in New South Wales for at least five years before entering the competition. Read more

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  • Categories: Visual Arts
  • Open To: Individuals

Robert Le Gay Brereton Memorial Prize

Art Gallery of NSW

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

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

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  • Categories: Visual Arts
  • Open To: Individuals