• Audience listening to discussion in gallery


    Audience Development Fund

    A Third Space: Transience and Identity in The Transnational discussion at Verge Gallery, April 2017.

  • 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.

  • Lee Ufan Museum, Japan


    Placement Programs

    Mikala Tai, Director at 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, undertook a Fellowship at the Lee Ufan Museum, Japan in 2017.

  • 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.

  • 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.


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.

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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Interview - Lee-Anne Hall, Director, Penrith Regional Gallery and The Lewers Bequest


Moving Histories // Future Projections - interview with curators Diana Smith & Kelly Doley


Talking Machines - the machines that transformed Australia, brought to life.


MAAS releases a new online collection website


Energy efficient lighting system enhances audience viewing


Orange Regional Museum is open for business


Interview - Paul Brinkman, Director, Blue Mountains Cultural Centre


Interview - Lisa Loader, Director, Orange Regional Gallery


Volunteer Museum Grants are open


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