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Arts & Creative

Arts Project Funding

Funder:  Create NSW

Grant Background: Project funding supports excellence, innovation and creativity within the NSW arts and cultural sector. It aims to deliver a dynamic and diverse range of arts and cultural experiences to communities across NSW, contribute to the development of a vibrant and accessible arts and cultural sector, and support the employment and development of professional NSW-based artists and arts and cultural workers.

Funding is available for a wide range of arts and cultural activity, including:

  • creation of new work, practice-based research or experimentation and professional development
  • production, exhibition, presenting, publishing or recording, touring and festivals
  • promotion and marketing, market and/or audience development activity
  • conservation and/or development of collections and archives (including Aboriginal Keeping Places and the digitisation of collections)
  • purchase of capital infrastructure and equipment
  • partnerships, capacity building and sustainability.

Funding is not available under this program for filmmaking, screen production, mainstream animation or film festivals.

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Arts & Creative

Creative Koori Projects

Funder:  Create NSW

Grant Background: Creative Koori Projects funding aims to build support for a strong, resilient and exciting Aboriginal arts and cultural sector for NSW. This will be done through embracing the principles of Aboriginal self-determination and putting Aboriginal artists, organisations and communities at the centre of funded cultural and creative activity.

Your intended projects may cover the following elements:

  • NSW Aboriginal cultural development
  • contemporary practice
  • sharing NSW Aboriginal culture the Aboriginal way
  • promoting NSW Aboriginal culture
  • strengthening the NSW Aboriginal arts and cultural sector.

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Arts & Creative

Annual Arts Organisational Funding

Funder:  Create NSW

Grant Background: Annual Organisation funding is provided on an annual basis to support Arts and Cultural Organisations (including service organisations) to deliver multiple arts and cultural activities throughout a single calendar or financial year. Funding can contribute to any aspect of an organisation’s program.

Funding is available for a wide range of arts and cultural activity, including:

  • creation of new work, practice-based research or experimentation and professional development
  • production, exhibition, presenting, publishing or recording, touring and festivals
  • promotion and marketing, market and/or audience development activity
  • conservation and/or development of collections and archives (including Aboriginal Keeping Places and the digitisation of collections)
  • purchase of capital infrastructure and equipment
  • partnerships, capacity building and sustainability.

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Arts & Creative

Regional Arts Fund

Funder:  Regional Arts NSW

Grant Background: The Regional Arts Fund supports sustainable cultural development in regional and remote Australia and meets the strategic priorities of supporting participation in, and access to, the arts and encouraging greater private sector support for the arts. The Regional Arts Fund is designed to benefit regional and remote arts practitioners, arts workers, audiences and communities.

The objectives of the Fund are to support and promote participation in, and access to, Australia’s arts and culture in regional and remote Australia by:

  • Encouraging and supporting sustainable economic, social and cultural development in regional communities.
  • Developing partnerships and networks which leverage financial and/or in-kind support for specific projects and encourage ongoing collaboration.
  • Developing audiences and broadening community engagement with the arts.
  • Increasing employment and professional development opportunities for, and raise the profile of, regional and remote artists.

The arts or cultural focus of a project can include:

  • Circus
  • Crafts and textiles
  • Cross art form
  • Dance
  • Digital media
  • Film
  • Literature
  • Music
  • Photography
  • Puppetry
  • Theatre
  • Visual Arts

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Arts & Creative

Country Arts Support Programme

Funder:  Orana Arts & Regional Arts NSW

Grant Background: The aim of the Country Arts Support Program is to support community arts and cultural development in regional NSW through small grants that:

  • Assist locally determined community arts and cultural activities.
  • Increase opportunities for regionally-based groups to access a diverse range of arts programs.
  • Enable communities to explore and express their cultural identities.
  • Bring social and economic benefits to the community through training, employment and promotional opportunities.
  • Lead to greater awareness and appreciation of cultural diversity.
  • Increase the sustainability and resilience of regionally based community arts organisations.

CASP is managed by Orana Arts through devolved funding from Create NSW. All applicants must discuss their project with Orana Arts and applications must be submitted via Smartygrants which can be accessed via the Regional Arts NSW website during the application opening period.

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Arts & Creative, Business, Education

Australia-ASEAN Grant Round 2019-20

Funder:  Federal – Foreign Affairs & Trade

Grant Background: Australia-ASEAN Council (AAC) grants generate opportunities for Australian business, education, science and innovation and the arts to work with partners in Southeast Asia.

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Arts & Creative

Arts & Cultural Projects – Rnd 2

Funder:  Create NSW

Grant Background: Create NSW is committed to providing support to the small to medium arts and cultural sector.

Objectives of the Arts & Cultural Projects (Round 2) funding category:

  • Contribute to the development of a vibrant and accessible arts and cultural sector in NSW.
  • Strengthen professional arts and cultural development in the small-to- medium arts and cultural sector
  • Deliver a dynamic and diverse range of arts and cultural experiences to communities in NSW.
  • Develop excellence in arts and cultural practice and cultural leadership in NSW
  • Support for new initiatives and seed funding for small groups
  • Contribute to arts and cultural excellence and innovation.
  • Increase the accessibility of vibrant arts and culture.
  • Support the employment and development of professional artists and arts/cultural workers.
  • Deliver arts and cultural outcomes in ACDP Priority Areas.

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Arts & Creative

Indigenous Visual Arts Industry Support Grant

Funder:  Federal – Department of Communications and the Arts

Grant Background: Funding will be provided to 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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Arts & Creative, Business, Environmental

Council for Australian-Arab Relations

Funder:  Federal – Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Grant Background: The Council for Australian-Arab Relations (CARR) aims to strengthen relations between Australia and the Arab world by:

  • empowering the peoples of Australia and the Arab world to develop a holistic and contemporary mutual understanding
  • supporting activities that encourage increased trade and investment between the two regions
  • supporting positive and collaborative relationships between Australia’s Arab diaspora communities and the broader Australian community.

The objectives of the CARR funding program are:

  • innovation and sustainability (eg environment, energy and waste management)
  • art and culture
  • social change (eg Work Health and Safety (WHS), health promotion, food / water safety, disease prevention).

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Arts & Creative

Music Now Contemporary Live Music Fund

Funder:  Create NSW

Grant Background: The Music Now Contemporary Live Music Funding program will invest in a program of activities, events or performances that support NSW musicians to present new work and increase participation in live music events across NSW.

The Fund objectives are to:
• Encourage NSW venues to program more live music events
• Increase audience participation in live music events
• Support the presentation of original musical work by NSW musicians
• Increase paid employment opportunities for artists; and
• Increase the sustainability of the contemporary music sector

Examples of funding opportunities could include, but are not limited to:
• a series of public presentation opportunities for independent musicians.
• a series of outdoor live music events or a festival.
• a program of club nights for emerging hip hop/experimental/electronic musicians.

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