Other grants & opportunities

Artist opportunities

Take advantage of these great awards, prizes and fellowships.

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Visions of Australia

Visions of Australia supports the development and touring of exhibitions of Australian cultural material to regional and remote communities in Australia.

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Create NSW

Create NSW has annual program funding for organisations as well as project funding for one off or time-limited arts and cultural projects.

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2017 NSW Creative Achievement Awards

A NSW Government initiative to help raise the global profile of NSW Creative Industries.

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Festivals Australia

Funds high-quality arts and cultural heritage projects that invite community participation and audience engagement

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Australian Cultural Diplomacy Grants Program

Supports the delivery of high-quality public diplomacy initiatives which promote our economic, artistic, and cultural assets to an international audience.

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Asialink Residency Program

Professional development opportunities for arts professionals working in and across artforms.

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Aurora Internship Program

Introduces students and graduates (including mature aged) to career opportunities in native title, policy development, research and social justice, all with an Indigenous focus.

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Australia-China Council

The Australia-China Council fund projects which strengthen cultural, education and business relations between Australia and China.

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Australia-India Council

For projects which are likely to promote long-term contact and cooperation between Australia and India.

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Australia Korea Foundation

For projects which advance Australia's engagement with Korea by supporting cultural, academic and business business exchanges, partnerships and collaborations.

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Council on Australia Latin America Relations

The Council provides funding through a competitive grants program for projects across Latin America and Australia.

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Council for Australian-Arab Relations

CAAR is looking for projects that enhance Australia's economic, cultural and social relations with the Arab region.

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Department of Social Services

For projects that provide opportunities for Australians of all backgrounds to come together and experience different cultural heritages and traditions.

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ANZ Banking Group

The ANZ Banking Group has the ANZ Staff Foundation which supports a variety of projects from disadvantaged youth to the environment.

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City of Sydney

The City of Sydney has a Matching Grants – Community Partnerships and a Cultural Grants program.

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Department of Social Services - Volunteer Grants

These grants aim to support the efforts of Australia’s volunteers.

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Harold Mitchell Foundation

The Harold Mitchell Foundation funds programs in health, education and the arts that make a difference in Australia and our region.

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Illawarra Mutual Bank Community Foundation

Illawarra Mutual Bank Community Foundation supports projects that enhance the economic self-sufficiency of communities.

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Macquarie Group Foundation

Macquarie Group Foundation provides support across the community spectrum including health care and research, education, the arts, welfare and the environment

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Liquor & Gaming NSW - Infrastructure Grants

These grants fund communities across NSW to support the building, renovation and fitout of infrastructure.

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Our Neighbourhood Community Grants

Community Grants from Australia Post that aims to build healthier, more vibrant and more inclusive communities across Australia.

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Celebration Grants

Celebration Grants are for events and festivals that celebrate our cultural diversity

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Community Building Partnership

Funding for project that benefit local community through the building or improvement of facilities to deliver positive social, recreational or environmental outcomes.

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The City of Parramatta - Community Grants

The City of Parramatta offers a range of quarterly and annual funding opportunities across the Local Government Area (LGA).

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Creative Capital

Funding for the improvement of arts and cultural infrastructure and the purchase of equipment used for arts and cultural purposes in Blue Mountains, Newcastle, Sydney, Western Sydney and Wollongong.

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Arts and Cultural Projects

Arts and Cultural Projects funding supports professional arts and cultural projects at any stage of the creative process.

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Copyright Agency - Cultural Fund

The priority for this fund is to support innovation in the Australian creative industries and to develop local and foreign markets for Australian works.

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Creative Partnerships Australia

If you are an eligible artist or a not-for-profit arts organisation, you can register with the Australia Cultural Fund (ACF) to raise donations for your work.

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Create NSW Cultural Grants Program

The Cultural Grants program assists historical research and publication of local, community and regional history projects.

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Arts and Cultural Development Program

Direct funding to organisations, artists, practitioners and arts and cultural workers.

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Australian National Maritime Museum

The Australian National Maritime Museum provides funding that assists with maritime heritage.

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Copland Foundation Grants

Grants for the study, management, conservation, acquisition, and interpretation of collections.

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Ministry for the Arts

Grants created to support Indigenous culture, languages and visual arts as well as the ANZAC centenary.

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Community Heritage Grants

The National Library of Australia's Community Heritage Grants assist not-for-profit community groups to to document, preserve, digitise and curate their collections.

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NSW Heritage Grants

The Heritage Grants Program is designed to help communities to know, value and care for their heritage.

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Royal Australian Historical Society

This program assists historical research and publication of local, community and regional history projects.

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Heritage Near Me Incentives program

Provides grants directly to owners and managers of local heritage items.

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Transport Heritage Grants Program

Open to individuals and not for profit organisations with a passion for the state’s transport past.

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Community War Memorials Fund

Funding to help protect and conserve war memorials across NSW.

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Community Heritage and Icons Grants

Funding for a range of interpretation, communication, promotion and volunteer activities that promote community participation and awareness of places listed on Australia’s National Heritage List.

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Future Leaders Program

Assists in the development of emerging, high potential arts leaders from across all artforms and backgrounds.

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Alan Sisley Memorial Fellowship

Provides an opportunity for a NSW gallery worker to undertake a period of research or study to develop a project or program beneficial to their organisation.

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Create NSW Fellowships

Fellowships are available in a range of fields including design, dance, history, Indigenous arts, literature, music, theatre and visual arts.

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British Council

The Brittish has several professional development opportunities including one connecting emerging leaders and practitioners in the arts to UK experts and leadership initiative for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

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Centre for Cultural Leadership program

Annual training and networking program for senior arts museum curators in New York.

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Copyright Agency Limited

The Copyright Agency’s Career Fund supports individuals working in the publishing and visual arts sectors to develop skills and enhance their careers.

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Australia Council Leadership Program

The Arts Leaders Program brings together leaders from across the country, artforms and career levels to inspire and enhance arts leadership in Australia.

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Encounters Indigenous Cultural Workers Scholarships

This program is aimed at Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from remote and regional communities working in the cultural, creative and heritage sectors.

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Regional Partnerships

Supports significant strategic and long-term partnerships in regional NSW that will stimulate strong and diverse regional arts and cultural activity, and leave a legacy.

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Regional Arts Touring

Supports projects that provide access to arts and culture for audiences living in regional NSW.

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Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal

Small grants for not-for-profit organisations based in rural communities.

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Regional Arts NSW

Regional Arts NSW funds projects supporting and promoting arts and cultural development for people living and working in regional NSW. There are a variety of grants including long term, short term, quick response and Aboriginal projects.

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Country Arts Support Program (CASP)

Support for community arts and cultural development in regional NSW.

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Building Better Regions Fund - Community Investment Stream

Funding for community building activities including, but not limited to, new or expanded local events, strategic regional plans, and leadership and capability building activities.

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Aboriginal Regional Arts Fund

Supports arts projects that celebrate and promote Aboriginal cultural identities in regional NSW.

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Regional Cultural Fund

Funding for regional towns and cities to develop new and existing arts and culture projects.

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Destination NSW

Destination NSW funds projects that will contribute the NSW Government objective of doubling overnight visitor expenditure by 2020.

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Gordon Darling Foundation

The Gordon Darling Foundation assists institutions to undertake visual arts projects.

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Australia Council for the Arts

The Australia Council for the Arts has several funding programs to support the arts.

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Australian Artists' Grant

This grant assists professional visual and media arts, craft and design practitioners to produce, present and promote their work throughout Australia and overseas.

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Catalyst—Australian Arts and Culture Fund

Catalyst funds innovative projects and initiatives from Australian arts and cultural organisations.

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NSW Premier's History awards

The NSW Premier's History awards encourage achievements and research in Australian history.

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History Council of New South Wales - Awards and Prizes

Foster excellence in Australian historical writing, showcase and reward best practice, and advance and promote public understanding and appreciation of history.

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Maritime history prizes

Writers, publishers and readers of maritime history are invited to nominate works for maritime history prizes totalling $5,000.

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National Trust Heritage Awards

Recognise and promote excellence in heritage conservation, from education and research to restoration of objects, re-vitalisation, architectural re-invigoration, documentaries, regeneration of the environment and advocacy campaigners.

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Aesthetica Art Prize

Aesthetica Art Prize is a celebration of excellence in art from across the world.

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PHA NSW & ACT Public History Prize

Open to NSW & ACT students engaged with the field and practice of public history.

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Hazel de Berg Award for Excellence in Oral History

An award to recognise people who have made an outstanding contribution to the cause of oral history in Australia.

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The Blue Star Sustainability Awards

Through the Blue Stars, Keep NSW Beautiful recognises and celebrate the hard work of NSW citizens who promote responsible environmental management in their local area.

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MAAS Research Fellowship Program

The MAAS Visiting Research Fellowship Program provides support for researchers to undertake research related to the Museum’s collection, education, conservation and museum practice.

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Australian Research Council

The Australia Research Council funds research and researchers.

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Churchill Fellowship

The aim of the Trust is to provide an opportunity for Australians to travel overseas to conduct research in their chosen field that is not readily available in Australia.

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James N. Kirby Foundation

The James N. Kirby Foundation provide grants in the areas of health, education, technology, science, art and literature.

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Ian Potter Foundation

A major Australian philanthropic foundation that supports and promotes excellence and innovation.

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Museums & Galleries of NSW helps museums, galleries and Aboriginal cultural centres of NSW create exciting and inspiring experiences for visitors and strong, thriving local communities. 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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(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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