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Arts Sustainability Fund

Funder:  Federal – Infrastructure

Grant Background: With the COVID-19 (or Coronavirus) pandemic affecting all of Australia’s arts and cultural sector, the operations and financial stability of arts organisations have been significantly affected resulting in some organisations being at risk of insolvency.

The Arts Sustainability Fund will support the arts and entertainment sector to continue its activities with funding targeted towards significant Australian Government funded arts organisations to help them remain solvent. The program is intended to assist by providing the necessary finance to plan a pathway for recovery from the effects of COVID-19. This will support the employment of workers and contribute to rebuilding Australia’s economy, as well as enhancing community wellbeing and access to cultural experiences across Australia.

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Annual Organisation 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. Funding can contribute to any aspect of an organisation’s program throughout a single calendar or financial year.

It aims to:

  • increase access by and engagement of diverse audiences and artists
  • improve the quality and excellence of arts and culture in NSW
  • ensure the best practice and sustainability of arts and cultural organisations.

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Arts Sustainability Fund

Funder:  Federal – Infrastructure

Grant Background: With the COVID-19 pandemic affecting all of Australia’s arts and cultural sector, the operations and financial stability of arts organisations have been significantly affected resulting in some organisations being at risk of insolvency.

The Arts Sustainability Fund will support the arts and entertainment sector to continue its activities with funding targeted towards significant Australian Government funded arts organisations to help them remain solvent. The program is intended to assist by providing the necessary finance to plan a pathway for recovery from the effects of COVID-19. This will support the employment of workers and contribute to rebuilding Australia’s economy, as well as enhancing community wellbeing and access to cultural experiences across Australia.

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Live Music Australia

Funder:  Federal – Infrastructure

Grant Background: The Live Music Australia program will provide support to the live music sector, with a focus on small to medium venues that support high quality original Australian live music that is professionally staged. It aims to revive business ventures in local suburbs, towns and regions across the country, building capacity for a sustainable live music scene with strong community roots, in all parts of Australia. The first year of funding is aimed at preparing live music venues to become operational following the impacts of COVID-19 on the industry.

The program will:

  • support the development, growth and innovation of Australian contemporary live music by increasing performance opportunities for original contemporary music by Australian artists
  • support a sustainable venue-based live music industry by building professional capacity within venues
  • support partnerships, collaboration and networks across the Australian live music industry.

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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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Creative Kids

Funder:  Create NSW

Grant Background: Creative Kids is a $216 million, four-year initiative designed to make it easier for school-aged children and young people to get involved in creative and cultural activities. There are a range of Providers, including artists, cultural practitioners, and arts and cultural organisations across NSW. This program creates opportunities for Providers to reach new audiences and grow business.

Creative Kids encompasses a wide range of eligible activities face-to-face and online, including:

  • lessons/workshops from drama workshops to language classes and lots more
  • cultural learning experiences such as Aboriginal cultural learning programs
  • participation packages such as attendance at a ticketed performance followed by a Q&A with professional artists.

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Regional Arts Recovery Boost

Funder:  NSW – Regional Arts

Grant Background: Recovery grants are designed to meet the medium-term recovery needs of artists, organisations and communities. Projects in this program should focus on activities that assist in recovery from bushfire, drought, and/or the impacts of COVID-19.

 All RAF Recovery projects must be completed by 30 June 2024

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; and
  • Increasing employment and professional development opportunities for, and raise the profile of, regional and remote artists.

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Country Arts Support Programme

Funder:  Regional Arts NSW

Grant Background: Country Arts Support Program (CASP) is an annual small grants program and is guided by the Arts and Cultural Funding Program’s three major objectives:

  • grow creative leadership and programming excellence in NSW
  • strengthen NSW arts and cultural activity that drives community and social benefits
  • showcase NSW as a leader for strategic arts and cultural governance and strong financial management.

The program aims 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

Projects including but not limited to:

  • workshops
  • arts activities as part of community festivals or events
  • artist-in-residence programs
  • public art and design projects
  • performances
  • arts and cultural directories
  • community seminars and forums
  • exhibitions
  • other local arts initiatives

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Indigenous Visual Arts Industry Support

Funder:  Federal – Communications

Grant Background: Indigenous Visual Arts Industry 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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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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