Funds and Grants
Copyright Agency | Create Grants
This grant offers opportunities for mid-career and established creative writers and visual artists to create and develop new work. The grants provide a living allowance to a writer or a visual artist to write or create a new work for publication or exhibition. Applications close 14th September 2020.
Create NSW | Arts and Cultural Funding Program 20/21
NSW individual artists, arts and cultural workers, and organisations are eligible to apply for Annual Organisation, Project and Creative Koori Project categories. Applications close 23rd September 2020.
Playing Australia | Regional Performing Arts Touring Fund
This program supports performing arts to reach regional and remote communities across Australia. Grants are available to support the net touring and other designated costs associated with tours. There is no limit on the amount that can be requested. Applications close 6th October 2020.
Australia Council | Contemporary Touring Music Program
This program supports national touring activity undertaken by Australian musicians performing original contemporary music. The CMTP is open to applications for funding with some fixed-term adjustments to the guidelines to account for COVID-19 conditions. Applications close 6th October 2020.
City of Melbourne | RISE Fund
Funding is available to support cultural and creative events or activities, that without this support would be unlikely to proceed (due to constrained availability of funding to the applicant as a consequence of COVID-19). Applications close 31st May 2021.
COVID Assistance Programs | Are you a business? Check out this comprehensive (though not specifically arts-related) guide from KPMG.
Arts Queensland | Arts Business Innovation Fund
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.
Arts Tasmania | Arts grants
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.
Full 2020 grants list
Australia Council | Funding for First Nations Artists
Multiple opportunities are available to support and fund First Nations Arts Practices for career development, music program and sound recording partnerships just to name a few.
Australian Government | Covid 19 Arts Sustainability Fund
Aims to provide ‘last resort’ funding assistance to significant Australian Government funded arts organisations that are assessed to be at imminent risk of insolvency as a direct result of COVID-19, having taken all reasonable action to maintain their financial position.
City of Sydney | Quick Response Grants
Up to $2000 for small projects with a quick turnaround. No closing date.
Facebook Small Business Grants Program
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.
Regional Arts NSW | There are many arts and cultural opportunities available for people living in regional NSW. Quick Response Grants and Regional Arts Funds are available to regional and remote arts practitioners, arts workers, audiences and communities.