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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.

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.

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

24 October Volunteer Museum Grant Program – Leg Up Grants provides quick response skill development grants for workers in volunteer managed museums throughout NSW.

25 October Regional Arts Touring funding supports projects that provide access to arts and culture for audiences living in regional NSW.

🔥 26 October Creative Capital Fund – Minor Works and Equipment Projects meets the demands for facilities to support the creative economy and improve access to and participation in quality cultural experiences across NSW, with grants up to $250,000.

27 October Documentary Australia Fiscal Sponsorship grants fiscal sponsorship to independent documentary filmmakers with a quality social impact project.

28 October Feature Development Funding Program aims to provide opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander filmmakers with demonstrated experience to extend their craft and their ideas in the longer feature format.

31 October Post COVID-19 Innovation Collaboration Grants supports innovation and collaboration in the arts and social sectors that focus on quality employment outcomes for young people and/or older women experiencing disadvantage.

31 October Arts Development Small Grants fosters and encourages new development across all artforms and creative disciplines in the Port Stephens and Cessnock Local Government Areas.

🔥 3 November Create Capital  – Medium to Large Projects meets the demands for facilities to support the creative economy and improve access to and participation in quality cultural experiences across NSW, with grants up to $5M.

5 NovemberThe Building Resilient Regional Leaders Initiative (Pilot) helps organisations to deliver place based leadership training to support current and emerging regional leaders and facilitate the development of regional networks contributing to their region’s long-term resilience.

8 November Snow Entrepreneurs – Fellowships For Social Change supports entrepreneurial social change leaders who are tackling problems in new ways.

11 November NSW Anzac Community Grants Program provides small grants for a range of projects that commemorate and educate New South Wales communities about the service and sacrifices of current and former military servicemen and women.

15 November Copland Foundation Grants awards grants for the conservation, research and/or interpretation of historic houses or gardens, or collections and individual pieces already held by an institution.

22 November Infrastructure Grants – Arts & Culture supports the development of high quality, accessible, sustainable and well-used large scale community infrastructure projects.

23 November FRRR 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.

30 November Alfresco Outdoor Dining Grant supports food, beverage, entertainment, arts and cultural businesses impacted by COVID-19 and the recent lockdown with grants to use towards outdoor dining.

30 November With One Voice Community Choir Start-Up Grants enables individuals and community groups to develop sustainable With One Voice Social Franchises through establishing a community choir.

1 December Arts and Culture Grants Program – Bringing Artists from Japan provides assistance to groups or individuals in Japan who have received invitations to engage in performances or other cultural activities in Australia, or to organisations arranging these activities.

3 December Elevate Mentorship provides a valuable way to build on an emerging career by providing knowledge and experience beyond study, at a point of transition and exploration. Applicants are encouraged to consider online options for mentorships at this time.

17 December Regional Events Acceleration Fund – Major Event Attraction and Enhancement supports the attraction, delivery and retention of major international and domestic events to regional areas across the state, with a particular focus on major sporting events that provide national or international exposure.

31 December The Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund is supporting the arts and entertainment sector to reactivate. The program is targeting funding towards the arts and entertainment sector organisations to assist in the presentation of cultural and creative projects, activities and events to rebuild confidence amongst investors, producers and consumers.

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

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


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!

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Grant Sources

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Places to keep on your radar

Regional Arts NSW

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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0427 938 110 

Or by appointment at one of our Mobile Office locations

PO Box 1323 Goulburn 2580

ABN 67 208 214 681

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