Creative Capital

Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery. Image: ©Lake Macquarie City Council

Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery. Image: ©Lake Macquarie City Council

Applications for Minor Works and Equipment (Round Two) closed on 8 August 2022. 

Overview

The NSW Government has introduced $60 million in strategic funding over two years for the delivery of new and improved cultural infrastructure across NSW.

The Creative Capital fund has been established to meet the demands for facilities to support the creative economy and improve access to and participation in quality cultural experiences across NSW. Cultural equity is at the heart of the new Creative Capital Program and will ensure that more people have access to and can participate in the arts.

Grants will be available to fund new infrastructure or to upgrade existing cultural infrastructure to make existing spaces fit for purpose. Communities will benefit with fit-for-purpose, high performing museums, theatres, performance spaces, galleries, Aboriginal Cultural Centres, Keeping Places and language centres across NSW.

When can I apply for funding and how much can I apply for?

Grants are available over three Rounds in two categories:

Minor Works and Equipment Projects – grants of $5,000 to $250,000; two rounds, each one stage

  • Round One – Opened Tuesday 21 September 2021 and closed Tuesday 26 October 2021.
  • Round Two – Opens Monday 11 July 2022 and closes 12 midday Monday 8 August 2022.

Medium to Large Projects – grants of $250,000 to $5,000,000; one round in two stages

  • Expressions of Interest opened on Tuesday 5 October 2021 and closed 12 midday Wednesday 17 November 2021.
  • Successful expressions of interest have been invited to submit a full application. Invited applications opened on Friday 10 December 2021 and closed on Monday 11 April 2022.

How do I apply?

If you wish to apply for Minor Works and Equipment Projects (Round Two), you will need to complete and submit an application form through our secure online grants system, SmartyGrants.

Download and read through the Creative Capital Funding Guidelines and the Application Guide for information on how to apply and eligibility requirements.

Go to the Creative Capital Guidelines (accessible PDF).

Go to the Application Guide.

Apply now

Minor Works and Equipment Projects

Applications open Monday 11 July 2022 and close 12 midday Monday 8 August 2022.

To submit your application for Round 2 of the Minor Works and Equipment Projects (grants of $5,000 to $250,000), you will need to complete and submit the relevant application form through our secure online grants system, SmartyGrants.

What support is available to me?

We have a range of resources to assist you with your funding application including FAQs, videos, and other relevant forms.

If you have questions or clarifications about your eligibility or your application, contact the Creative Capital team:

Telephone: (02) 8289 6582

Email: creative.capital@create.nsw.gov.au

A full list of projects funded through the Round 1 of Minor Works and Equipment Projects is available here.

Image: Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery. Image: ©Lake Macquarie City Council.
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