• Audience participating in artwork making workshop


    Audience Development Fund

    Isabel and Alfredo Aquilizan, In-Habit: Project Another Country, 2012, installation and audience workshop at Tweed Regional Gallery, 2014.

  • Volunteers at Port Macquarie Historical Museum put together shelving purchased with funds from a VIM Small Grant 2013.


    Small Grants

    Volunteers Bob Delaney (left) and Des Grissell (right) install new metal shelving in textiles storage area at the Port Macquarie Historical Society Museum.

  • Tesha Malott, General Manager, Firstdraft  and Emma Crimmings


    Placement Programs

    2015 Mentorship recipient Tesha Malott, General Manager, Firstdraft and Emma Crimmings, Director, Gertrude Contemporary. Courtesy Tesha Malott.

  • Work being carried out on the roof of Yamba Museum - The Story House


    Building Improvement Grants

    Yamba Museum – The Story House applied for funding to install a building blanket. Temperatures inside the museum have been noticeably more stable since the work was completed.

  • Gravity and Wonder installation


    Dobell Exhibition Grant

    Gravity [and Wonder] installation view Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest, September 2016. L to R: Richard Serra, Prop, 1968 and Amy Joy Watson, Floating Sequence, 2012.


In search of money?

The list we provide here gives information about project grants for organisations. It also includes, but is not limited to, M&G NSW devolved grants for Volunteer Museums and Gallery grants, which are awarded to regional public galleries, art spaces and Aboriginal cultural centres.

If you were looking for something else, don't despair, we can still point you in the right direction!

  • Arts NSW is the primary arts funding organisation in NSW
  • Regional Arts NSW has a wide range of support programs for those outside the major cities
  • NAVA is the place to go for visual artist grants and support
  • Australia Council is the place to go for general organisational funding and individual artists grants across all artforms. 


Good luck!


Image: The ACR program is supported by the Copyright Agency Limited’s Cultural Fund, and is managed by Museums & Galleries of NSW.




The Museums & Galleries of NSW supports and promotes volunteer, artist run and professionally staffed public museums and galleries, and Aboriginal cultural centres, throughout NSW.

Museums & Galleries of NSW is supported by the NSW Government through Arts NSW.

Museums & Galleries of NSW is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

Museums & Galleries of NSW
(M&G NSW) provides programs and services improving the visitor experience in small to medium museums, galleries and Aboriginal cultural centres across NSW.

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