STA can support funding submissions including, auspicing, project development, program support, letters of support, and submission review. 

Check the NAVA standard rates for artists or the ATO rates for travel and accommodation

Open Now 
Listed by Closing date

13 January First Nations Documentary Development Program seeks to provide practitioners with the opportunity to create appropriate written and/or visual materials to ensure that projects are as strong as possible when competing for production finance. Emerging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander producers are encouraged to apply.

🔥 16 January The Kat Muscat Fellowship offers professional development for an editorial project or work of writing by a young person of an underrepresented gender.

🔥 17 January Leading Lights enables early career, Indigenous and CALD (culturally and linguistically diverse) practitioners to attend the Australian International Documentary Conference for the first time.

🔥 24 January Local Government Authorities Arts & Cultural Projects supports Local Government arts and cultural projects that are essential to a contemporary, innovative and strong arts and cultural ecology in NSW.

25 January The Ian Potter Cultural Trust Grants assists emerging and early career artists of exceptional talent to take up professional development opportunities, usually overseas.

🔥 28 January Regional Youth Radio Program provides funding to eligible applicants in regional NSW to deliver youth-led radio and podcasting initiatives.

31 January COVID Development Grants Supports individuals and small-medium arts and cultural organisations located in NSW.

 31 January Creative Koori Projects aims to build support for a strong, resilient and exciting Aboriginal arts and cultural sector for NSW.

31 January Create NSW Project Funding supports excellence, innovation and creativity within the NSW arts and cultural sector.

4 February Sounds Australia Export Stimulus Program aims to bolster Australia’s music export activity and support the industry as they return to global stages.

10 February Cultural Tourism Accelerator Program – Partnership Initiative funds initiatives that develop a partnership with hospitality, accommodation, retail or events businesses to increase visitation and develop cross markets.

10 February Cultural Tourism Accelerator Program – Experience Initiative funds initiatives that add an offer or experience to an existing program, to increase visitation or extend the visitor experience of ‘place.’

10 February Cultural Tourism Accelerator Program – Targeted Marketing Campaign funds strategic and targeted marketing campaigns to achieve a particular visitation outcome. The campaign will accompany an existing project, event, festival, venue or annual program.

22 February Strengthening Rural Communities – Bushfire Recovery funds a broad range of grassroots, community-led initiatives that directly and clearly benefit local communities.

22 February Strengthening Rural Communities – Small & Vital aims to give the thousands of small rural, regional and remote communities across Australia an opportunity to access funding to support broad community needs.

28 February Arts Initiative Grants promotes the accessibility and availability of the arts for young Australians who may not otherwise have this opportunity usually due to lower socio economic circumstances.

1 March Playing Australia: Regional Performing Arts Touring Fund supports performing arts to reach regional and remote communities across Australia. Grants are available to support the net touring costs associated with a national tour.

21 March Clubgrants Category 3 Infrastructure Grants – Arts & Culture offers funding for arts and cultural infrastructure, sport and recreation infrastructure and projects that assist communities with essential infrastructure and disaster readiness.


We offer STA Members funding support in the following areas:-

  • Support to get you up and running in SmartyGrants
  • Development of project budget
  • Support with program elements
  • Letters of support
  • Review of submission (final stage)

STA will require sufficient notice to best assist your project.
Let’s talk about your project ideas!

Local Grants

Grant Sources

Grant Funding Finder

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Regional Arts NSW

Always Open

Small Project Grants (Quick Response)  $500 – $5000 to support NSW-based professional artists and arts/cultural workers to build capability, portfolio of work, audience and/or market.

Monthly rounds until November Regional Arts Fund Quick Response Grants. Support immediate need unable to be planned for or supported by other funding.

Club Grants are now open right across the region.  Head to the Club Grants page and find out more. 

Covid Support

COVID-19 Business Grant Support for business, sole traders and not-for-profit organisations impacted by the current Greater Sydney COVID-19 restrictions.

COVID-19 Micro-Business Grant provides cash flow support for micro-businesses in New South Wales who have had their work impacted by the restrictions while continuing to incur business costs. Eligible applicants can receive a fortnightly payment of $1,500.

NSW Performing Arts COVID Support Package provides urgent financial support to performing arts venues, producers and promoters impacted by the cancellation or postponement of performances resulting from the NSW Government COVID-19 Public Health Orders from 26 June 2021.

Places to keep on your radar

Create NSW

Music NSW

Screen NSW

Australia Council for the Arts

National Association for Visual Arts (NAVA)

Museums and Galleries NSW

Other Funding
0427 938 110 
Or by appointment at one of our Mobile Office locations

PO Box 1323 Goulburn 2580
ABN 67 208 214 681

STA is a registered COVID safe business in NSW. We follow Covid safe guidelines.

We acknowledge Aboriginal people as the traditional custodians of the lands where we create, live & work. 

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