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Heritage / Museums Grants

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

Fellowship Program

Museums and Galleries NSW

Fellowships offer senior staff from New South Wales 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), Hong Kong Maritime Museum, or National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (Korea). Fellowship applicants also have the option to choose their own organisation.

For more information contact the Museums and Galleries of NSW Professional Development Coordinator.

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  • Closing: 31 March 2017
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Heritage / Museums
  • Open To: Individuals

Mentorship Program

Museums and Galleries NSW

Mentorships provide opportunities for emerging and mid-level New South Wales 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: Australian Museum Lifelong Learning Branch, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (National Centre for Creative Learning), or Sydney Living Museums. Mentorship applicants also have the option to choose their own organisation.

For more information contact the Museums and Galleries of NSW Professional Development Coordinator.

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  • Closing: 31 March 2017
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Heritage / Museums
  • Open To: Individuals

Volunteer Placements

Museums and Galleries NSW

Volunteer Placements provide volunteers from New South Wales volunteer managed museums and keeping places 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 Library Museum, Australian Museum (Conservation Department), Hurstville City Library (Museum & Gallery), or the State Records of NSW. Volunteer Placement applicants also have the option to choose their own organisation.

For more information contact the Museums and Galleries of NSW Professional Development Coordinator.

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  • Closing: 31 March 2017
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Heritage / Museums
  • Open To: Individuals

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

Heritage Near Me Incentives Program

NSW Office of Environment & Heritage

The Heritage Near Me Incentives program runs from 2016 to 2019. There is $16 million available in funding over the life of the program. The three grant stream opportunities are: Heritage Activation Grants, Heritage Green Energy Grants and Local Heritage Strategic Projects Grants.

The Incentives program will be supported by a dedicated Heritage Near Me Roadshow team.

For information about NSW Heritage Council grant opportunities for State Heritage Listed items, please visit the Heritage grants page. Read more

  • Closing: 21 April 2017
  • Categories: Heritage / Museums
  • Open To: Organisations

Community Heritage Grants

National Library of Australia

Grants of up to $15,000 to community organisations such as libraries, archives, museums, genealogical and historical societies, multicultural and Indigenous groups, to assist with the preservation of locally owned, but nationally significant collections of materials that are publicly accessible including artefacts, letters, diaries, maps, photographs, and audio visual material. Read more

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

Community Heritage Grants

National Library of Australia

Grants of up to $15,000 are available to community groups around the country to help preserve and manage locally held, nationally significant cultural heritage collections of documents and objects for future generations. Eligible projects include significance assessments, preservation needs assessments, conservation activities and collection management.

First-time recipients are invited to Canberra to receive their grant and enhance their skills through the expertise of institutions like the National Library – and take that knowledge back to their communities. Read more

  • Closing: 9 May 2017
  • Categories: Heritage / Museums
  • Open To: Organisations

MMAPSS Internship

Australian National Maritime Museum

The museum’s grant and internship program (known as the Maritime Museums of Australia Project Support Scheme or MMAPSS), supports staff or volunteers, from remote or regional organisations, to spend time learning specific skills and making valuable connections. Read more

  • Closing: 19 May 2017
  • Categories: Heritage / Museums
  • Open To: Individuals

Ian Potter Cultural Trust Emerging Artists Grants

Ian Potter Foundation

The Ian Potter Cultural Trust aims to support and nurture a vibrant, diverse arts sector in Australia, and encourage the pursuit of excellence. Individual artists are the essential ‘building blocks’ of the sector, so the Trust’s grants work to reward commitment and passion, and support our most talented artists to develop their skills and achieve their potential.

The Trust offers grants of up to $7,000 to assist early career artists of exceptional talent to undertake professional development, usually overseas. International professional development opportunities allow emerging or early-career artists to gain experience, develop networks and learn skills from the world’s best. We believe these experiences are invaluable for the individual artists and for the ongoing development sector as a whole.

The Cultural Trust funds nationally, and across the Arts sector spanning traditional art forms right through to experimental mediums. We seek to support artists in a wide range of practice areas including:

  • visual arts
  • performing arts
  • dance
  • music
  • literature
  • design
  • multimedia/moving image and,
  • conservation/moveable cultural heritage.

The Cultural Trust has three funding rounds a year. Applications can be submitted in any round.

  1. Nov-Jan
  2. March – May
  3. July – Sept

Please check The Ian Potter Cultural Trust website for specific dates as these vary from year to year. Read more

  • Closing: 23 May 2017
  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Creative Industries, Dance, Disability, Heritage / Museums, Indigenous, Literature, Multicultural, Music, Performing Arts, Screen Arts / Film, Technology, Visual Arts
  • Open To: Individuals

Alan Sisley Memorial Award

Regional and Public Galleries NSW

Alan Sisley (1952-2014) was Director of Orange Regional Gallery from 1991 to 2014 and was previously President of Regional & Public Galleries of NSW. A gifted communicator, he used his role to passionately advocate for the role art can play in peoples’ lives. Sisley was widely acknowledged for his risk taking projects, but he always placed the artist and the audience at the centre of his concerns.

This Fellowship, named in his honour, and awarded biennially, seeks to provide an opportunity for a NSW gallery worker to undertake a period of research or study to develop a project or program beneficial to their organisation.

The aim of the Fellowship is to provide funds for a professional gallery staff member to dedicate time to research and develop ideas that will benefit their organisation. RPGNSW will provide funds up to $3,000 to cover travel and accommodation costs associated with the program of activity, as well as toward staffing costs to replace the applicant at their home venue. Note: Applicant organisations must be current financial members of RPGNSW.

Projects and applications must address at least one of four core areas:
1. EXHIBITIONS / CURATORIAL PROJECTS
2. COLLECTIONS
3. PUBLIC PROGRAMS / AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT
4. PARTNERSHIPS / SPONSORSHIPS

Examples of activity could include:
– Researching other regional collections for potential display at applicants home venue;
– Time to meet with artists or exhibition partners for a significant gallery exhibition;
– Researching audience development, education or public program initiatives;
– Establishing partnerships between institutions;
– Establishing partnerships with non-art-based organisations.

Applications Close Friday 2 June 2017
Decisions advised by Friday 7 July 2017 Read more

  • Closing: 2 June 2017
  • Categories: Creative Industries, Heritage / Museums
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

Cultural Grants Program

Royal Australian Historical Society

This is an Arts NSW devolved funding program administered by the Royal Australian Historical Society on behalf of the NSW Government.  Grants up to $5,000 are available for historical research and publication of local, community and regional history projects. Read more

  • Closing: 21 June 2017
  • Categories: Heritage / Museums
  • Open To: Organisations

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

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

Audience Development Fund

Museums and Galleries NSW

The new 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: 6 September 2017
  • Categories: Creative Industries, Heritage / Museums
  • Open To: Organisations

Dobell Exhibition Grant

Museums and Galleries NSW

The Dobell Exhibition Grant, supported by the 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: 6 September 2017
  • Categories: Heritage / Museums, Visual Arts
  • Open To: Organisations