Are you a business? Check out this comprehensive (though not specifically arts-related) guide from KPMG. More info
Australia Council for the Arts | Resilience Fund More info
Split into three streams – Survive (Quick $2k for lost gig), Adapt (move your work online) and Create (new projects) – these grants of up to $10,000 for individuals/groups and $20k for organisations have a rolling application timeline and are open now.
Create NSW | Covid-19 Support Grants More info
Very limited support available for independent artists. Grants of up to $5000 under their existing Small Projects Grants stream. There are targeted funds for First Nations and regional orgs, and for organisation-led projects promoting mental and physical health. Rolling scheme, final applications must by received 5pm Tues 30 June.
Creative Victoria | Sustaining Creative Workers initiative More info
Quick-response funding to professional independent creative practitioners, sole traders, freelancers, collectives and micro-organisations/businesses whose work and livelihoods have been negatively impacted by coronavirus. Rolling scheme closing Mon 1 June.
Arts Tasmania | Arts grants More info Full 2020 grants list
This program supports individuals and groups to undertake projects that enable them to further their careers, enrich their artistic practice and contribute to Tasmania’s arts sector. Projects, professional development and more. Applications close Mon 1 June.
Department of Local Government, Sport & Creative Industries | Under $15k grants More info
The majority of grants programs available to independent artists have been cancelled. Only grants in the U-15k category are available for the foreseeable future. Rolling fund.
City of Melbourne | Quick Response Artist Grants More info
Assistance of $4000 is available – demand is high so get in quick. Support for online content or development of new or unpresented work. Applications assessed weekly with notification shortly thereafter. Applications for quick response arts grants will remain open until the total funding pool has been exhausted.
Maitland City Council | Various grants More info
There are a few different grant and commission options from Maitland City Council, the earliest closing Sun 10 May.
City of Sydney | Quick Response Grants More info
Up to $2000 for small projects with a quick turnaround. No closing date.
Facebook Small Business Grants Program More info
Facebook is offering $100 million in cash grants and ad credits for up to 30,000 eligible small businesses. Applications open in the coming weeks. In the meantime, you can sign up to receive more information when it becomes available.
Copyright Agency | Cultural Fund More info
Support for significant organisations and individual Australian writers, journalists, editors, English and literacy teachers and visual artists. We also offer grants to leading organisations to help build literacy skills for children and young adults. Applications for individual artists close Mon 14 September, Org applications due Mon 11 May & Fri 12 June.
City of Melbourne | Call for Peer Assessors More info
Assessment panel members review, assess and provide objective, independent recommendations to Council in relation to funding for grants and sponsorship programs. EOIs close Mon 11 May.
Melbourne Fringe | ShowSupport More info
Pairing artists with private donors for up to $2500 towards your project. Applications close Mon 18 May.
Inner West Council | Creative and cultural resilience grants program More info
Small grants for artists and orgs living and working in Sydney’s Inner West Council. Applications close Sun 17 May.
Cardinia Shire (Vic) | Arts Response Grants More info
Provides $2.5k to local artists, for new initiatives that utilise, expand and promote the arts within Cardinia Shire. Applications close Mon 18 May.
Australian Ethical | Community grants More info
Grassroots organisations who contribute to humanitarian, environmental and animal welfare efforts in Australia and abroad are encouraged to apply. Applications close Fri 22 May.
Create NSW & Artspace | Visual Arts Emerging Fellowship More info
Support NSW visual arts practitioners in the early stages of their career to challenge and expand their practice. Applications close Tues 26 May.
City of Yarra | Room to Create Responsive Grant Program More info
Small grants for venues and creative spaces in the City of Yarra. Applications close Sun 31 May.
SA Department of Treasury & Finance | Small Business Grants
Small businesses and not-for-profit entities employing South Australians who have been highly impacted by COVID-19 may be eligible to receive a $10,000 grant to support the operation of their business.
Country Arts WA | RAF Quick Response More info
For regional WA artists and orgs to cover any reasonable expenses, such as artists’ fees, conference registrations, materials, and/or travel and accommodation costs. Applications are due at least 10 business days prior to the project start date.
City of Melbourne | Professional Development Subsidy More info
Allows local not for profit community organisations to nominate professional development opportunities including workshops, training sessions, structured mentoring, conference attendance or other types of professional development opportunities. Rolling, next round due Mon 1 June.
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Dfat) | Australian Cultural Diplomacy Grants: Bushfire Renewal Round More info
Focus on supporting the building, rebuilding and promotion of the creative industries in bushfire-affected areas of Australia. Applications close Thurs 18 June.
Country Arts SA | Quick Response Grants More info
Regional SA artists and orgs can apply for up to $3k to access professional arts development and training opportunities, and equipment, subscriptions and licences that allow them to connect, create and share their stories and practices online. Rolling fund closes Tues 30 June.
Northern Beaches Council | Arts and Creativity Grants More info
Grants up to $10,000 are available support individuals and organisations to investigate new ideas/designs, establish new ventures, or develop collaborative innovation projects. Applications close Mon 30 June.
City of Yarra | Creative Community Covid-19 Quick Response Grants More info
$2k for artists and creative practitioners, and $5k for arts organisations and community groups to create and/or present work in the social isolation climate. Applicants must live, work or have a demonstrated connection to the City of Yarra. Applications close Tues 30 June.
Office for the Arts | Indigenous Languages and Arts grants More info
Supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to express, preserve and maintain their cultures through languages and arts activities around Australia. Applications close Tues 30 June.
Arts Queensland | Arts Business Innovation Fund More info
Supports innovation to strengthen income generating and entrepreneurial capacity in Queensland-based not-for-profit arts and cultural businesses. Part funding, part loan, part matched. Rolling fund.
City of Moonee Valley | COVID-19 Recovery Grants More info
This grants program is designed to support the adaption, continuation and recovery of local community groups and local businesses. Rolling fund.