Open Now (listed by closing date)

18 June 2024 The Emerging Artist Grant Rnd2 The Ian Potter Cultural Trust runs three funding rounds per year, through which individual artists can apply for grants of up to $15,000.

2024 Open The Create Fund – Artist Investment Program Provides support for artists in order to help Shutterstock build a more diverse library. A production grant allocated to an artist Shutterstock would love to help develop.

Always open

SupportAct Crisis Relief Grants and support are available to musicians, managers, crew and music workers across all genres experiencing financial hardship as the result of illness, injury, mental health, older age or another current crisis that is impacting their ability to work in music. 

NSW EPA Find out about the $356 million grants programs available under the NSW Waste and Sustainable Materials Strategy 2041 and the NSW Plastic Action Plan.

Creative Australia have a range of funding opportunities and resources. 

Screen Australia offers funding to support the development, production and marketing of Australian screen content, as well as for the development of Australian talent and screen production businesses with rounds throughout the year.

Yass Valley Council Grants programs are a way for Yass Valley Council to contribute to community organisations and others to continue their worthwhile work in the community.

QPRC Cultural Grants assist local arts, artists, musicians, performers, writers and arts/cultural groups to start and develop their own projects, and to improve the community’s opportunities for involvement in cultural and arts activities. Applications are open throughout the year, or until funds have been exhausted.

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

Create NSW Quick Response grants Small Project Grants (Quick Response) for Individuals 
Small Project Grants (Quick Response) support the creation, development and presentation of new work and professional development opportunities for NSW-based professional artists, groups and arts and cultural workers (including museum workers). You can apply for funding from $500 up to $5000. Please note: Your project must be urgent or time-sensitiveYou must complete your project within 3 months of receiving funding.Please note: Your project must commence three weeks after the date you submit your application.

Australian Rural Leadership Foundation Programs
Offers purpose-made experiential leadership programs tailored to rural, regional and remote Australia.
The ARLF is a for-purpose organisation driving change and fostering resilience in rural, regional and remote communities through the development of courageous and authentic leadership. For 30 years the Foundation has delivered experiential leadership development programs. Their programs are tailored to connect, challenge and support the people ready to help communities thrive.

Premier’s Discretionary Fund
Supports community-based projects which are identified by the Premier through ongoing community engagement.
Please see funding provider’s website for the types of projects previously funded.

The National Ethnic and Multicultural Broadcasters’ Council Tony Manicaros Grant
Funds innovative projects which utilise, extend or develop opportunities in ethnic community radio broadcasting. Up to $2,000 can be given to a project.

Innovate Grant
Provides grants to artists and photographers to act as sparks of financial support that ignite your creative development through;New Ideas, Experiment with New Forms, Create New Work. Grant cycles are open 4 times a year (Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter). EAll recipients will be featured and recognized on Innovate’s website.

Institute of Community Directors Scholarships.
Offers part-scholarships to not-for-profit leaders to complete the acclaimed ICDA Diploma of Governance. The ICDA Diploma of Governance is the only Diploma-level course specifically designed for the not-for-profit sector.

William Fletcher Foundation William Fletcher Artist Grants
Provides grants for the development of talented Australian artists. A range of support is available, including: Support grants for students, Development grants for mid-career artists, NIDA Student Grants, Sydney Theatre Awards, Julian Ashton Half-Scholarship

Creative Partnerships Australia Australian Cultural Fund
Helps raise funds for Australian artists, via a donation-based fundraising platform. The Australian Cultural Fund is a fundraising platform for Australian artists. It is managed by Creative Partnerships Australia and was established by the Australian Government in 2003 to encourage donations to the arts.

Gandel Foundation Community Grants
Support for the most vulnerable and marginalised groups in our society, and aims to help build stronger, more resilient, more vibrant and more inclusive communities. Amounts up to $40,000. 

Microsoft for Nonprofits Provides grants and discounts across Microsoft cloud products.

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

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

CASP (Country Arts Support Program)

Everyone loves CASP, the annual regional arts funding program that’s supported hundreds of fabulous arts projects across the STA region and thousands of creative projects across regional NSW.

CASP funding for 2024 is supporting 12 amazing projects. Check them out.

Watch this space for date announcments and details about CASP funding oppotunities to support 2025 projects.

Grant Funding Finder

Developed by Regional Development Australia Southern Inland

Local Grants

The Country Arts Support Program 

OPENS 1 NOV 2023 for your 2024 Projects. 
The much loved funding program for regional arts programs. Find out more!

Regional Arts NSW

Quick Response Grants – NOW OPEN

Covid Support

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

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