• Audience listening to discussion in gallery


    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 funding?

The funding information we provide here gives information about project grants available 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!

  • Create 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. 





Museums & Galleries of NSW helps small-medium museums, galleries and Aboriginal cultural centres create exciting experiences for visitors and, through this, thriving local NSW communities. We don't run museums, galleries and cultural centres but we care about those who do. We develop their skills, connect them with others in the industry, provide funding, point visitors their way, and give them access to ground-breaking exhibitions.

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

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