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Half Hour Drama Development Initiative

Create NSW, Screen NSW

ABC TV and Create NSW are looking to develop half-hour character-driven dramas with heart and humour; bold, purposeful ideas that are a reflection of or commentary on the world we live in. These should be projects that can ignite and provoke a conversation that cuts through the noise of social media and real life.
 
Projects will be returnable and suitable for prime time viewing on ABC TV. Diversity, both on- and off-screen, is a priority, as is a focus on younger audiences (under 50). Projects should be six-eight half hour episode TV series to be considered for jointly funded development by Create NSW and the ABC.
 
We’re targeting ideas that are strong and unique enough to compete against the likes of some of the most successful international series of recent years including: Girls, Catastrophe, Search Party, Atlanta, Enlightened, Insecure, High Maintenance, Looking, Fleabag, You’re The Worst.
 
Stage 1
Create NSW and ABC TV Drama are initially seeking one-two-page pitch documents for six-eight half hour episode TV series to be considered for jointly funded development.
 
ABC TV and Create NSW will shortlist up to 10 projects to participate in a masterclass in half-hour drama, featuring presentations and panels by key creators and show runners of successful TV programs both locally and internationally.
 
The event will be in Sydney and is scheduled for early 2018, and all invited participants must be available to attend and be able to self-fund their travel.
 
ABC will have a 60 day exclusive option to engage the Participant to develop and/or produce a program based on the Participant’s developed drama concepts and workshop materials.
 
Stage 2
After the masterclass event, we will ask creative teams to submit a more refined outline document of 2-5 pages. Then Create NSW and ABC TV will select up to four projects for further development. Further development materials to be produced include a series bible and treatment document.
 
ABC will have a 12-month exclusive option to commission the projects for further development or production.
 
Potential applicants are advised to read the below eligibility guidelines and then apply here.
 
An individual can submit or be attached to multiple applications; however we’d advise you to put your most competitive projects forward.
 
The closing date for submissions for stage 1 is Sunday 28 January 2018.
 
 
For more information visit the Screen NSW website. Read more

  • Closing: 28 January 2018
  • Categories: Screen Arts / Film
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

Production Finance

Create NSW, Screen NSW

The Production Finance program provides funding for projects produced or post-produced in NSW. Funding allocations are guided by ratios linking the Create NSW contribution to the amount spent in the State.
 
For more information visit the Screen NSW website. Read more

  • Closing: 4 February 2018
  • Categories: Screen Arts / Film
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

Made in NSW - TV Drama

Create NSW, Screen NSW

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

  • significantly contribute to the NSW economy

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

 
The MADE IN NSW – TV DRAMA fund recognises the potential for major Australian TV drama series to:

  • Grow bigger audiences at home and internationally;

  • Create opportunities for NSW production companies to finance their new shows with international partners;
  • Develop returning series which leads to more work for our crews; and
  • Tell Australian stories that are both locally relevant and have international resonance.

 
Made in NSW – TV Drama is a new fund opening 1st July 2016 until 30th June 2018.
 
Throughout this period there will be several rounds in which projects will be assessed.
 
For more information visit the Screen NSW website. Read more

  • Closing: 4 February 2018
  • Categories: Screen Arts / Film
  • Open To: Individuals, 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

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

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

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Create NSW, Screen NSW

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

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

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.
 
The information on this page is a guide only. Before you apply, please read the Arts and Cultural Development Program guidelines (ACDP guidelines) for more comprehensive information, including special eligibility requirements and assessment criteria for this funding category.
 
Applications open: 15 January 2018
Applications close: 26 February 2018 (5pm, AEST – Sydney time)
 
Who can apply?

  • Individuals based in regional NSW
  • Organisations, partnerships and groups based in regional NSW
  • The project must include Aboriginal practitioners/arts workers in key creative roles, and incorporate Aboriginal cultures as the focus of the project.

 
Funding range:

  • up to $5,000 for individual professional artists
  • up to $20,000 for organisations, partnerships and groups.

 
Read more about this funding category in the ACDP guidelines.
 
For more information visit the Create NSW website. Read more

  • Closing: 26 February 2018
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Indigenous
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

Creative Koori - Aboriginal Strategic Program

Create NSW

Creative Koori Aboriginal Strategic Program funding is available for projects and employment that support a vibrant Aboriginal arts and cultural sector in NSW.
 
Individuals and organisations are invited to apply to deliver projects and employment that afford Aboriginal people greater opportunities to participate in, share and strengthen their culture through arts practice and develop careers and businesses in the arts and cultural sectors.
 
Who can apply?

  • Individual artists and arts/cultural workers

  • Organisations, partnerships and groups
  • Priority will be given to Aboriginal people and Aboriginal-led organisations.

 
For more information visit create.nsw.gov.au Read more

  • Closing: 16 March 2018
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Indigenous
  • 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.
The Arts and Cultural Development Program supports a range of Fellowships and Scholarships for emerging, mid-career and established artists and arts/cultural workers across a range of artforms and priority areas.
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

Read more about this funding category in the ACDP guidelines.
 
For more information visit the Create NSW website. Read more

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

Early Development

Create NSW, Screen NSW

Early Development offers support for both pre-draft and early draft costs.
 
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

Industry Development Program

Create NSW, Screen NSW

The Industry Development Program provides funds to organisations that create professional development opportunities for NSW screen practitioners at various stages of their career.
 
Funding is provided for one-off or annual events including seminars, conferences, workshops and professional development activities.
 
Events and programs that support high-quality activity, engagement and participation with these Priority Areas are of particular importance:

  • people living and/or working in regional NSW

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

 
Please note that Create NSW will not support conferences, panel discussions or similar events which have all male panel members.
 
For more information visit the Screen NSW website. Read more

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

Arts 2025 Regional NSW Workshop Travel Bursaries

Create NSW

Create NSW is offering travel bursaries up to $400 to assist invited practitioners in regional NSW to travel to Sydney for the Arts 2025 Regional NSW Workshop on Tuesday 29 May 2018.
 
Eligibility Criteria includes:

  • Have received an invitation to the Arts 2025 Regional NSW Workshop in Sydney

  • Are living and/or working in regional NSW
  • Have not applied for any other travel assistance for the Arts 2025 Regional NSW Workshop.

 
Applications will need to be submitted via the Smartgrants portal, please see link below to access the application form:
https://artsnsw.smartygrants.com.au/arts2025workshop
 
Applications are currently open and will close midnight Thursday 24th May 2018.
 
Please note that successful applicants will be paid in retrospect of the workshop.
Read more

  • Closing: 24 May 2018
  • Categories: All Artforms / General
  • Open To: Individuals

Arts and Cultural Projects

Create NSW

Arts and Cultural Projects funding supports professional arts and cultural projects at any stage of the creative process.
 
The information on this page is a guide only. Before you apply, please read the Arts and Cultural Development Program guidelines (ACDP guidelines) for more comprehensive information, including special eligibility requirements and assessment criteria for this funding category.
 
Who can apply?

  • Individual artists and arts/cultural workers

  • Organisations, partnerships and groups.

 

Funding range:

  • Up to $60,000 for projects delivered within 12 months OR
  • Up to $75,000 for projects delivered over more than 12 months.

 
Read more about this funding category in the ACDP guidelines.
 
For more information visit the Create NSW website. Read more

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

Young Regional Artist Scholarship

Create NSW

The NSW Government is offering a total of 25 scholarships for young regional artists and cultural workers to undertake exciting and career-making professional development opportunities.
 
Scholarships are open to artists, performers and arts and cultural workers from all art forms, including dance, design, digital arts, history, Aboriginal arts, literature, music, theatre, screen, curatorial and the visual arts.
 
The information on this page is a guide only. Before you apply, please read the Arts and Cultural Development Program guidelines (ACDP guidelines) for more comprehensive information, including special eligibility requirements and assessment criteria for this funding category.
 

Applications open: 24 April 2017*
Applications close: 19 June 2017 (5pm, AEST – Sydney time)

*Please note there will be two funding rounds for this category in 2017.

Who can apply?

  • Individual artists and arts/cultural workers based in regional NSW.

For more information visit the Create NSW website. Read more

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

Audience Development Program

Create NSW, Screen NSW

The Audience Development Program supports public screenings, festivals or tours that provide opportunities for audiences to see and experience quality screen content and innovative practice, and one-off or annual events including those in single or multiple venues.
 
Funding applications to the Audience Development Program for the 2017/18 financial year have closed. Applications for the 2018/2019 will open in May 2018.
 
Events and programs that support high-quality activity, engagement and participation with these Priority Areas are of particular importance:

  • people living and/or working in regional NSW

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

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

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

Made in NSW - International Footloose Production

Create NSW, Screen NSW

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

  • significantly contribute to the NSW economy

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

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

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

Regional Arts Touring

Create NSW

This program supports projects that provide access to arts and culture for audiences living in regional NSW. Funding is available for tours fo all artforms, including performing arts, music, visual arts, literature, history, museums and multi-arts.
 
For more information visit the Create NSW website. Read more

  • Closing: 3 August 2018
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Touring
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

Artform Fellowships

Create NSW

This program supports NSW artists, practitioners, and arts/cultural workers to undertake self-directed professional development programs or significant opportunities to support their personal creative and career advancement.
 
For more information visit the Create NSW website. Read more

  • Closing: 3 August 2018
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Fellowship & Scholarship
  • Open To: Individuals

Priority Fellowships

Create NSW

The Arts and Cultural Development Program supports a range of Fellowships and Scholarships for emerging, mid-career and established artists and arts/cultural workers across a range of artforms and priority areas.
 
Applicants from all artforms, including dance, design, digital arts, history, Aboriginal arts and culture, literature, music, theatre, moving image, filmmaking (Priority fellowships), community arts, collections and cultural heritage, curatorial and the visual arts are invited to apply.
 
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 each of the Fellowship and Scholarship categories.
 
Application opening and closing dates vary across the Fellowship and Scholarship categories. Please refer to the guidelines for specific deadlines.
 
Priority Fellowships

  • Artist with Disability Fellowship
  • Western Sydney Artist Fellowship
  • Regional Arts Fellowship
  • Aboriginal Arts Fellowship

Who can apply?

  • Professional NSW artists, practitioners, creative partnerships/groups or arts and cultural workers
  • All Fellowships are open to all arts and cultural practitioners at any stage of their career, unless otherwise specified.

For more information visit the Create NSW website. Read more

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

Grants for Organisations

Create NSW

This funding category supports NSW-based organisations towards the costs of delivering arts and cultural programs.
 
Grants for Organisations includes:

 
For more information visit create.nsw.gov.au Read more

  • Closing: 10 August 2018
  • Categories: All Artforms / General
  • Open To: Organisations

Regional Partnerships

Create NSW

Regional Partnerships funding supports significant strategic and long-term partnerships in regional NSW that will stimulate strong and diverse regional arts and cultural activity, and leave a legacy.
 
This funding supports strategic partnerships across and beyond the arts and cultural sectors, including those with local government authorities or other public, private or community organisations.
 
The information on this page is a guide only. Before you apply, please read the Arts and Cultural Development Program guidelines (ACDP guidelines) for more comprehensive information, including special eligibility requirements and assessment criteria for this funding category.
 
Who can apply?

  • Organisations, partnerships and groups based in regional NSW.
  • Recipients of previous Regional Partnerships funding are eligible to apply for support to take a funded project into its next phase.

 
Read more about this funding category in the ACDP guidelines.
 
For more information visit the Create NSW website. Read more

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

Regional Cultural Fund

Create NSW

The Regional Cultural Fund was established by the NSW Government to support the development of cultural infrastructure in regional NSW that enables bold, exciting and diverse arts and cultural activities.

Through the investment of $100 million, the Regional Cultural Fund aims to strengthen regional arts, screen, culture and heritage, and revitalise local communities through strategic investment.

Round Two of the Regional Cultural Fund is now open for applications.

The round will offer applicants a share in $47 million in funding, including up to $5 million specifically for regional public library infrastructure projects, and support for the creation and installation of artist-led public art.

The application process has also been streamlined to be easier to complete.

Round Two invites applications from two funding categories:
• Projects with an estimated total cost of up to $250,000
• Projects with an estimated total cost of more than $250,000.

Applications for Round Two close at 12pm on Friday 21 September 2018.

For more information visit the Create NSW website. Read more

  • Closing: 21 September 2018
  • Categories: Capital / Infrastructure
  • Open To: 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.
 

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.
 
Read more about this funding category in the ACDP guidelines.
 
For more information visit the Create NSW website. Read more

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