They’re back! These small but significant grants are aimed at helping artists and arts organisations to get back on track or to take a small but crucial step forward in their creative pursuits. 

Arts Upper Hunter (AUH) first offered Micro Grants back in 2020 and were staggered by the response. This year, grants of up to $1,000 are once again available for artists or organisations working across all artforms in the Upper Hunter region.

Whether it’s a small scale project, a workshop, equipment, training, marketing or something else, a Micro Grant may be just the lift you need.

It’s not only the money that can make a difference, according to AUH Executive Director John O’Brien. “Making a go of a creative career is a risky and brave act. A grant is a small recognition that says, yes, you are an artist, keep it up. And for creative community groups still trying to relaunch after Covid, a Micro Grant can be a shot in the arm to help them on their way.”


How to apply

It is strongly advised that you ring or email John O’Brien at Arts Upper Hunter before you apply to ensure your project is eligible: 0409 382 509

Applications are relatively straightforward. The Guidelines and Application Form can be found on the website

Grants are competitive as the funding pool is limited. 

Applications open on Monday 25 July and close Monday 22 August 2022.


Image: Artwork created at a workshop held by Julie Fitzgerald and supported by Arts Upper Hunter Micro Grant 2020. Photo taken by and courtesy of Julie Fitzgerald.