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Cultural Fund

Funder:  Screenrights

Grant Background: The Screenrights Cultural Fund makes a difference by supporting people with exciting and innovative new initiatives that foster the creation and appreciation of screen content in Australia and New Zealand.

The Fund is underpinned by the following qualities:

  • diversity
  • innovation
  • inspiration
  • collaboration
  • transparency.

The Screenrights Cultural Fund is not a development or production fund. The 2021 focus is New Teams.

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Indigenous Contemporary Music Programme

Funder:  Federal – Infrastructure

Grant Background: The Indigenous Contemporary Music program supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander musicians and bands. It provides opportunities and skills to develop ongoing income and employment pathways in the music industry.

The program will fund Indigenous-led organisations who provide professional industry-based opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander musicians and bands.

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Prime Minister’s Literary Awards

Funder:  Federal – Communications

Grant Background: The Prime Minister’s Literary Awards is an annual program which accepts books published in the previous calendar year. The Awards celebrate the contribution of Australian literature and history to the nation’s cultural and intellectual life.

The Awards play an important role in supporting a national appreciation of Australian literature. Entries are sought for books of high literary merit, and in the case of Australian history, scholarly accomplishment.

The Australian history category recognises outstanding work that contributes significantly to an understanding of Australian history.

The Awards provide acknowledgement and prizes to the authors and illustrators that have published the best works of Australian literature each year.

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Arts & Creative, Community

Festivals Australia

Funder:  Federal – Infrastructure

Grant Background: Festivals Australia provides funding to support individual art projects at festivals or significant one-off community events, such as a town’s centenary celebration or opening of a major new community resource.

Festivals Australia will:

  • provide access to a diverse range of high quality, innovative arts projects that grow audiences at festivals across regional Australia
  • support partnerships and collaboration across the arts sector
  • encourage community participation in arts projects at regional and remote festivals.

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Australian Government International Exhibitions Insurance Program

Funder: Federal – Infrastructure

Grant Background: The Australian Government International Exhibitions Insurance program is a funding program designed to offset insurance costs for touring major exhibitions of cultural material. Generally, these exhibitions include works from international collections.

The program aims to assist cultural institutions to provide access to significant cultural material the Australian public would not otherwise have an opportunity to access. By providing assistance with insurance costs, the Australian Government is able to encourage and support the staging of major exhibitions drawn from some of the world’s most historically significant and culturally rich collections.

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Arts & Creative, Rural & Regional

Visions of Australia

Funder:  Federal – Infrastructure

Grant Background: The Visions of Australia regional exhibition touring program supports audience access to Australian arts and cultural material, with a particular focus on tours to regional and remote Australia.  The Visions of Australia program funds the development and touring of exhibitions of cultural material of historic, scientific, design, social or artistic significance.

Tours must include at least three venues outside the organisation’s home state or territory. Regional and remote venues are a higher priority for funding.

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Arts & Creative, Education

Creative Leadership Opportunities

Funder:  Create NSW

Grant Background: The NSW Government has announced four inaugural Fellowship programs, valued at up to $30,000 each, to drive the personal, creative and career advancement of NSW artists, practitioners and arts and cultural workers.

Create NSW is partnering with eminent arts organisations to deliver the four new Fellowship programs to five recipients at a total investment of $150,000:

  • Aboriginal Curator Placement (Emerging) in partnership with Art Gallery of NSW,
  • Conductor: Orchestral Conducting Fellowship with Sydney Youth Orchestra,
  • NSW Aboriginal Creative Fellowship with the State Library of NSW and
  • NSW Musical Theatre Fellowship with Hayes Theatre Co.

The new Fellowships will connect emerging artists and cultural workers directly with established arts organisations to provide creative upskilling, mentorship and access to industry experts and opportunities to fulfil their career ambitions.

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Arts & Culture Funding

Funder:  Create NSW

Grant Background: The NSW Government is calling for applications from individual artists, arts and cultural workers, practitioners and organisations across NSW for Round Two of Create NSW’s 2020/2021 Arts and Cultural Funding Program.

The NSW Government strongly encourages applications across a wide range of artforms and disciplines, from Museums and History to Contemporary Music, to Aboriginal Arts and Culture and Classical Music, and is committed to funding artistic development across the State, to supporting our First Nations culture, and nurturing all our talented artists. The funding will support the diversity of talent across NSW, which will also deliver great outcomes for our arts and culture economy and for the people of NSW.

Round Two of Create NSW’s 2020/2021 Arts and Cultural Funding Program is now open for Annual Organisation, Project and Creative Koori Project categories.

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Indigenous Visual Arts Industry Support 2020/21 Grant

Funder:  Federal – Infrastructure

Grant Background: The Indigenous Visual Arts Industry Support 2020/21 Grant will fund organisations for activities that best contribute to delivery of the following Program outcomes:

  • a professional, viable and ethical Indigenous visual arts industry that features strong participation and provides economic opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
  • the continued production, exhibition, critique, purchase and collection of Indigenous visual art.

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