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Arts & Creative

Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) 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.

The RISE Fund is delivered to support artists and organisations affected by COVID-19 through the delivery and presentation of activities across all art forms to audiences across Australia. Projects that target audiences in outer metropolitan, regional and remote areas will also be taken into account, as well as projects that involve tours and use local regional production, services and support acts.

Activities will contribute to the organisation’s financial viability, job creation, and support for Australian artists or performers and their work. They will provide experiences to audiences, and/or be of a nature that is likely to be popular with Australian audiences.

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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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Community

Infrastructure Grants

Funder:  NSW – Office of Responsible Gambling

Grant Background:  The NSW Government offers grants to communities across NSW to support the building, renovation and fit-out of infrastructure. Funding is available for arts and cultural infrastructure, sport and recreation infrastructure and projects that assist communities with essential infrastructure and disaster readiness.

To be eligible for funding, applications must meet eligibility conditions including, the project location, the applicant and project benefit, purpose and development status. There is also a requirement for local government applicants to match funding.

Infrastructure Grants can be used toward the costs of construction, alteration, renovation, completion and fit-out of buildings and community infrastructure in the following areas:

  • Arts & Culture
  • Disaster Readiness & Community Infrastructure
  • Sport & Recreation

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Create Grants

Funder:  The Copyright Agency

Grant Background: The Copyright Agency’s Create Grants offer opportunities for mid-career and established creative writers and visual artists to create and develop new work. The grants provide a living allowance to a writer or a visual artist to write or create a new work for publication or exhibition.

Create Grants do not support academics with scholarly or academic works.

Projects should span up to twelve months.

Applications are assessed by a panel of independent peers from the writing, publishing and visual arts sectors.

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Arts & Creative, Rural & Regional

Regional Arts Fund

Funder:  Regional Arts NSW

Grant Background: The Regional Arts Fund is an Australian Government Program that supports sustainable cultural development in regional and remote communities in Australia. It 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; and
  • Increasing employment and professional development opportunities for, and raise the profile of, regional and remote artists.

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Small Projects Grants (Quick Response)

Funder:  Create NSW

Grant Background: Small Project Grants support the creation, development and presentation of new work and professional development or promotion for NSW-based professional artists and arts and cultural workers.

Create NSW’s Small Project Grants have been redefined to address the Covid-19 public health orders. They will:

  • enable professional artists and arts and cultural workers to participate in outstanding time-sensitive opportunities in online and other means than in-person contact
  • build the capacity and skills of professional artists and arts and cultural workers, through online mentoring, development and residency opportunities
  • support professional artists and arts and cultural workers to develop new projects in their private residence
  • support professional artists to explore the possibilities of presenting work online, through broadcast/podcast/videocast or through other networked means than in-person contact
  • support professional artists to respond to the impacts of the 2019 bushfire season and COVID-19 crises, for local communities, in supportive and creative ways
  • strengthen the capacity of NSW-based professional artists and arts and cultural workers to become arts and cultural leaders.

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Arts & Creative

Cultural Fund

Funder:  The Copyright Agency

Grant Background: The Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund offers grants to leading organisations for projects that deliver exceptional opportunities for Australian writers, journalists, editors, English and literacy teachers, visual artists and key industry stakeholders in the writing, publishing, education, and visual arts sectors.

With these grants, their aim is to support their members and key industry stakeholders to create, award, present, publish, and to offer significant professional development and career sustaining opportunities for writers and visual artists.

The Cultural Fund encourages potential applicants to create opportunities for writers and visual artists at all career stages.

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Arts & Creative

Visual Arts Fellowship (Emerging)

Funder:  Create NSW

Grant Background: The 2020 NSW Visual Arts Fellowship (Emerging) is part of a suite of Create NSW Creative Leadership and Fellowship programs. The objective of this Fellowship, delivered with the curatorial and exhibition support of Artspace, is to support NSW visual arts practitioners in the early stages of their career to challenge, and expand their practice.

The Create NSW Creative Leadership and Fellowship Program supports NSW artists, practitioners, and arts and cultural workers, to undertake professional development programs or significant opportunities to support their personal, creative, and career advancement.

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Community

Infrastructure Grants

Funder:  NSW – Office of Responsible Gambling

Grant Background:  The NSW Government offers grants to communities across NSW to support the building, renovation and fit-out of infrastructure. Funding is available for arts and cultural infrastructure, sport and recreation infrastructure and projects that assist communities with essential infrastructure and disaster readiness.

Infrastructure Grants are made possible through the NSW Government’s Clubgrants Category 3 Fund, which reinvests a contribution from the state’s registered clubs gaming machine profits back into community projects.

They will give priority to bushfire affected communities, to assist in the recovery efforts. This means these communities will be prioritised in funding decisions.

Infrastructure Grants can be used toward the costs of construction, alteration, renovation, completion and fit-out of buildings and community infrastructure in the following areas:

  • Arts & Culture
  • Disaster Readiness & Community Infrastructure
  • Sport & Recreation

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Arts & Creative

Visions of Australia Rnd 10

Funder:  Federal – Communications

Grant Background: The objectives of the Visions of Australia Program are to:

  • increase access for Australian audiences to exhibitions of quality Australian arts and cultural material, with a particular focus on regional and remote Australia
  • encourage partnerships between organisations such as museums and galleries, particularly collaboration across the collections sector, to form curatorial partnerships and where appropriate, access to mentoring and skills transfer opportunities

Funding is delivered through two streams: development or touring, supporting costs such as research, design, production, transport, installation and personnel.

Funding is available through annual or multiyear funding agreements subject to available funds.

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