Funds and Grants
Support Act Covid-19 Crisis Relief Grants (NSW)
A reminder that Support Act’s Crisis Relief Grants are available for all eligible live performing arts workers in NSW. $2,000 for individuals, $2,700 for families with dependents.
Available until June 30 More info here.
Quick Response Grants
Quick Response Grants will fund professional development opportunities for artists and arts workers or small project opportunities.
The program supports immediate need that arises where the activity is unable to be planned for or supported in other funding rounds, for example taking up professional development, skills development or small project opportunities at short notice.
The Quick Response Grant program is open 10 times each year during the following months: February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November. Applications submitted by 11:59pm on the last day of each month.
More information here
NSW Small Project Grants (Quick Response)
Create NSW are offering Small Project Grants to support the creation, development and presentation of new work and professional development or promotion for NSW-based professional artists and arts and cultural workers. Artists can apply for between $500 and $5000 towards their project.
Applications for Small Project Grants are open on an ongoing basis.
Important: The Small Project Grants Program will be closed from 28 November 2022 to 13 January 2023 due to the office closure at the end of the year. In addition, the Program will close on Monday 22 May 2023 for the end of the 22/23 financial year. Application opening dates for the 2023/24 financial year will be provided once they are confirmed.
Regional Arts NSW – Quick Response Grants
Quick Response Grants open from 1 February 2022!
Regional Arts NSW Quick Response Grants will now be delivered monthly from February to November and all applications will be competitively assessed at the end of each month, you will not be advised about your grant application until five days after the end of each month. There are also changes to the amount you can apply for under this program. Individuals can apply for up to $3000, organisations can apply for up to $5000. There is no minimum grant amount. There is a limited amount in this funding pool, so please ensure your budgets are accurate and you are only applying for the amount that you actually need.
The Quick Response Grants will continue to support immediate need that arises where the activity is unable to be planned for or supported in other funding rounds, for example taking up professional development, skills development or small project opportunities at short notice.
Application closing times vary. Find out more.
Community Grants Program (City of Greater Dandenong)
The City of Greater Dandenong provides financial assistance in the form of grants and donations to community groups and individuals for activities that will benefit local residents.
Applications close 30th of June 2022.
Arts Projects for Individuals and Groups – $10,000 – $50,000
This program from the Australia Council from the Arts funds a range of activities that deliver benefits to the arts sector and wider public, including national and international audiences. Grants are available from $10,000 to $50,000. Supported activities must last no longer than two years from the proposed start date.
Closes: Tuesday 6 September 2022 at 3pm AEST, for projects beginning after 1 December 2022
Australia Council for the Arts International Engagement Fund
The Australia Council’s International Engagement Fund supports a range of activity that fosters people-to people connections; creates opportunities for cultural exchange and knowledge sharing; and showcases Australian creativity, culture and identity internationally.
We are seeking applications for creative collaboration, market attendance and market development, cultural exchange, touring, presentation and distribution of Australian creative and cultural practice internationally. Activity may take place in any part of the world in line with the Australia Council’s new International Engagement Strategy 2021–2025.
This fund supports digital and hybrid projects, as well as international travel and physical touring to both emerging and established markets.
Applications for Round 3 will open Monday 1 August 2022, and will close on Tuesday 20 September 2022 at 3pm AEST, for projects starting from 1 December 2022.