Funds and Grants
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.
Regional Arts VIC – 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.
You can apply for Quick Response Grants up to $3,000 for individuals and $5,000 for organisations.
You will be advised in writing of the outcome of your application no later than 5 business days from the date the round closes.
Projects must commence between 2 to 12 weeks after the date you submit your application, (e.g. the earliest your start date can be is 14 days from the closing date of the round).
Application round dates and more info here
Northern Territory Government – Quick Response Grants
You may be eligible to apply for up to $1,000 to access arts activities and cultural opportunities at short notice. For example, funding can be used for marketing and travel costs to participate in workshops, showcasing opportunities, exhibitions or other arts related activities.
You can apply if you’re a Northern Territory artist or arts worker. You must also meet other eligibility requirements in the Arts and Culture Grants Program guidelines.
This grant is open until 31 May 2023, or until the funding runs out.
More information here.
Government of South Australia – Community Projects Grants
This grant supports collaboration between professional artists and communities to achieve inclusive artistic, cultural and social outcomes.
Project activity must be developed in consultation with the target community and designed to meet identified community needs, aspirations or intentions. Project proposals must incorporate and reference community and cultural development methodologies; engagement and creative process is the primary focus.
Applications that explore social and cultural issues with regional South Australian communities, people with disability, young people, culturally-diverse communities, emerging communities, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and remote communities are encouraged.
More information and to apply
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