Arts
Arts & Creative

Individual Arts Project Funding

Funder:  Create NSW

Grant Background: Individual Arts Project funding supports innovation, vibrancy 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/cultural workers.

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

  • the creative development and/or public presentation of work(s), for example, literary works, music, dance or theatre pieces
  • commissioning professional artists – for example, a writer, composer, choreographer or visual artist – to develop a work for an event
  • partnerships (including those with the non-arts sector) to develop arts and culture in a specific region, Priority Area or artform/discipline
  • community collaborations involving professional artists, to develop skills, public performances, exhibitions or participatory events
  • research and/or development of creative/cultural projects that develop new skills and/or engage with new ways of working including new approaches to museum practice, including curated shows and engagement strategies
  • arts and cultural activities aimed at engaging young people, particularly students attending geographically and/or socio-economically disadvantaged schools
  • extending an artist’s practice, audiences or markets, including skills exchanges for workers developing and deepening audience engagement with arts and culture.

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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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Community

National Australia Day Grant – 2022

Funder:  National Australia Day Council

Grant Background:  Applications for the National Australia Day Council’s (NADC) Australia Day 2022 Community Events Grants program are now open, for you deliver an event that gives your community the opportunity to reflect, respect and celebrate on Australia Day.

Australia’s local government and community sectors play a vital role in Australia Day, delivering hundreds of events from Welcomes to Country to citizenship ceremonies, from morning teas to multicultural festivals.

Australia Day event hosts can apply for up to $20,000 to deliver events that use the National Australia Day Council’s ‘Reflect. Respect. Celebrate. We’re all part of the story.’ branding. Applicants that collaborate with local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to incorporate activities that reflect and respect the history of local indigenous people and celebrate their culture will be eligible to apply for an additional $10,000.

Applicants will need to detail how they plan to display Australia Day-branded ‘Reflect. Respect. Celebrate. We’re all part of the story.’ promotional material and collateral. They will also need to provide information on how the event will comply with the state’s COVIDSafe regulations and have contingency plans should public health restrictions prevent in-person events on Australia Day 2022.

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Arts
Arts & Creative, Rural & Regional

Visions of Australia

Funder:  Federal – Infrastructure

Grant Background: The objectives of the Visions of Australia Grant 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.

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Arts & Creative

Australian Cultural Diplomacy Grants

Funder:  Federal – Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Grant Background: Cultural diplomacy plays a vital role in international relations, offering unique opportunities to foster mutual understanding and build relationships. The key aim of cultural diplomacy is sustained purposeful engagement to promote Australia’s cultural and creative industries overseas; to establish networks; and support ongoing collaborations and exchange.

Cultural diplomacy shows our core values and promotes Australia as an innovative, creative, diverse and tolerant nation; and as an attractive place to live, work, study, and invest.

The objectives of the grant opportunity are to:

  • support the economic and social recovery efforts of the Australian creative industry sector
  • promote Australia’s economic, artistic and cultural assets to an international audience
  • influence perceptions of Australia at home and aboard
  • build people-to-people and/or institutional links internationally
  • leverage existing partnerships and foster engagement with key stakeholders in line with DFAT’s

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Arts & Creative

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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Heritage

National Cultural Heritage Account

Funder:  Federal – Infrastructure

Grant Background: The National Cultural Heritage Account grant program assists Australian cultural organisations to acquire significant cultural heritage objects. The Account helps to retain and protect Australia’s cultural heritage for future generations and provide public access to important objects that tell a story about our cultural identity.

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Arts & Creative, Community

Indigenous Languages & Arts

Funder:  Federal – Infrastructure

Grant Background: The overarching outcome of the Indigenous Languages & Arts Program is to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to express, preserve and maintain their cultures through Indigenous languages and arts activities.

Grant funding allocated through the ILA Program supports three key outcomes:

  • the empowerment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to preserve and teach their culture through languages and arts
  • a strong sense of cultural identity and wellbeing in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, which contributes to sustainable and strong communities
  • celebration and increased recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages and arts in the wider Australian community

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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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Arts & Creative

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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