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Grants From Museums and Galleries NSW

Volunteer Museum Grants

Museums and Galleries NSW

M&G NSW is accepting applications for three grants from the Volunteer Museum Grant Program. These grants provide assistance to volunteer community museums and Aboriginal Keeping Places in NSW.

Funded by the NSW Government through Arts NSW and administrated by Museums & Galleries of NSW, the program is designed to provide access to funding, in addition to providing experience in the grant application process.
 
SMALL GRANTS
Up to $2,000 for short-term, collection-based projects.
There are no set categories for funding and applications for a broad range of projects will be considered.
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SKILLS DEVELOPMENT GRANTS
Up to $4000 for the development and delivery of skill development training and networking events. The events are expected to involve more than one museum and usually bring in a professional consultant to run one or a series of workshops.
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LEG UP GRANTS
Matched funding of $50 – $500 for volunteers to attend or host development activities in NSW. The grants can cover the cost of attending a workshop, conference or course, bringing a presenter to your museum or the travel costs of a group of volunteers visiting another museum.
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  • Closing: 2 April 2017
  • Categories: Heritage / Museums
  • 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

Building Improvement

Museums and Galleries NSW

How well does your museum or gallery building perform in terms of collection care, environmental sustainability and visitor access? M&G NSW has funding to provide for professional assessment of small to medium museum and gallery buildings in NSW.
 
You do not have to be in a heritage building! Any public museum or gallery with 15 or fewer staff can apply (see the Guidelines for eligibility details)
 
Building assessments will focus on the environmental performance of the building, reporting on:

  • The condition of the building fabric;

  • Energy efficiency of the building;
  • The stability of internal environmental conditions;
  • The need for, or impact of, air-conditioning and lighting systems on the building environment;
  • Relevant building regulations that need to be adhered to when considering modifications;
  • Compliance with the National Construction Code requirements for access and egress.

 
Previous recipients of a building assessment (or those already holding an equivalent report) may apply for:

  • Building modifications or repairs

 
Building Assessment Reports: Commissioned by M&G NSW.
 
For more information visit the Museums and Galleries of NSW website. Read more

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

Small Grants - Round One

Museums and Galleries NSW

Small Grants aim to meet the short-term, collection-based requirements of community museums. There are no set categories for funding, and applications for a broad range of projects will be considered.
 
Previous Small Grants have funded the purchase of computer cataloguing software, exhibition mannequins and display cases, oral history recording equipment and archival storage items.
 
Small 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.
 
For more information visit the Museums & Galleries of NSW website. Read more

  • Closing: 1 April 2018
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Heritage / Museums, Indigenous
  • Open To: Organisations

Fellowship Program

Museums and Galleries NSW

Fellowships offer senior staff from NSW museums and galleries the opportunity to spend two weeks at an international cultural organisation.
 
Up to $6,000 per placement is available and individuals can be hosted at the following organisations:

  • Dallas Museum of Art, USA

  • National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea
  • Fellowship applicants also have the option to choose their own organisation.

 
M&G NSW staff can provide advice on possible placements and make contact with organisations on their behalf.
 
For more information visit the Museums & Galleries of NSW website. Read more

  • Closing: 6 April 2018
  • Categories: Fellowship & Scholarship, Heritage / Museums
  • Open To: Individuals

Mentorship Program

Museums and Galleries NSW

Mentorships provide opportunities for emerging and mid-level NSW museum and gallery staff to spend two weeks with a state, national or smaller, more specialised organisation.
 
Up to $3,000 per placement is available and individuals can be hosted at the following organisations:

  • Art Gallery of NSW

  • Australian Museum
  • Sydney Living Museums
  • Mentorship applicants also have the option to choose their own organisation.

 
M&G NSW staff can provide advice on possible placements and make contact with organisations on their behalf.
 
For more information visit the Museums & Galleries of NSW website. Read more

  • Closing: 6 April 2018
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Heritage / Museums
  • Open To: Individuals

Volunteer Placements

Museums and Galleries NSW

Volunteer Placements provide volunteers from NSW volunteer managed museums and Aboriginal cultural centres with the opportunity to spend two weeks with staff and resources of larger or more specialised cultural organisations.
 
Up to $1,000 per placement is available and individuals can be hosted at the following organisations:

  • Albury LibraryMuseum

  • Hurstville Museum & Gallery
  • State Archives and Records of NSW
  • Volunteer Placement applicants also have the option to choose their own organisation.

 
M&G NSW staff can provide advice on possible placements and make contact with organisations on their behalf.
 
For more information visit the Museums & Galleries of NSW website. Read more

  • Closing: 6 April 2018
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Heritage / Museums, Indigenous
  • Open To: Individuals

Audience Development Fund

Museums and Galleries NSW

The Audience Development Fund (ADF) offers public galleries in NSW assistance in targeting and developing new audiences. It encourages galleries to create innovative public programs that engage artists and the community. The fund is designed to support galleries to develop and trial new models for engaging audiences that will increase immediate and future attendance, access and participation.
 
For more information visit the website. Read more

  • Closing: 1 August 2018
  • Categories: Creative Industries, Heritage / Museums
  • Open To: Organisations

Dobell Exhibition Grant

Museums and Galleries NSW

The Dobell Exhibition Grant, supported by the Sir William Dobell Art Foundation, offers $40,000 in funding to one regional NSW gallery per annum. The program aims to support high quality exhibitions that speak to a broad audience across NSW. To assist in expanding appreciation for the visual arts, these exhibitions should be supported by innovative public and education programs that creatively engage both artists and the community.
 
In addition to the support provided by the Sir William Dobell Art Foundation, M&G NSW will offer successful applicants the opportunity to develop a national tour of their funded exhibition.
 
For more information visit the website. Read more

  • Closing: 5 September 2018
  • Categories: Heritage / Museums, Visual Arts
  • Open To: Organisations

Project Development Grants

Museums and Galleries NSW

Project Development Grants allow community museums and keeping places to carry out strategic and innovative projects with mid to long term outcomes. The grants can also provide an opportunity to work productively with an appropriate museums and/or arts consultant as a skill development opportunity.
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Previous Project Development Grants have funded strategic and marketing plans, significance assessments, exhibition development, touring exhibitions and public programs.
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Project 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.
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For more information visit the Museums & Galleries of NSW website. Read more

  • Closing: 30 September 2018
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Heritage / Museums, Indigenous
  • Open To: Organisations

Small Grants - Round Two

Museums and Galleries NSW

Small Grants aim to meet the short-term, collection-based requirements of community museums. There are no set categories for funding, and applications for a broad range of projects will be considered.
 
Previous Small Grants have funded the purchase of computer cataloguing software, exhibition mannequins and display cases, oral history recording equipment and archival storage items.
 
Small 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.
 
For more information visit the Museums & Galleries of NSW website. Read more

  • Closing: 30 September 2018
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Heritage / Museums, Indigenous
  • Open To: Organisations