Creative Koori Grants

Boomerang Festival, at the Byron Bay Blues Festival 2017. Image: Joseph Mayers

Boomerang Festival, at the Byron Bay Blues Festival 2017. Image: Joseph Mayers

Creative Koori aims to support and develop NSW Aboriginal arts and culture.

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Creative Koori works to meet the directions of the NSW Aboriginal Arts and Cultural Strategy (Stage Two: Connection, Culture, Pathways) through a focus on market development, careers, government and industry partnerships. Applicants should read the strategy before applying.

Creative Koori Grants includes:

For the purpose of this funding category, an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander is a person of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, who identifies as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and is accepted as such by the community in which they live or have lived.


The information on this page is a guide only. Each grant or opportunity in this funding category has special eligibility requirements. We recommend reading the following information before completing your application.

Download the Creative Koori Grants Guidelines (short version) or the full version of Arts and Cultural Development Program Guidelines.

Who can apply

To be eligible for these categories:

Individuals must:

  • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • be a NSW resident
  • be a professional artist or arts/cultural worker.

Groups must:

  • be a partnership, group or unincorporated entity with an ABN (or able to work with a third party to administer the grant on your behalf).

Organisations must:

  • be a legally constituted not-for-profit incorporated body, non-trading (non-distributing) co-operative/trust, or local government authority.
  • be based in NSW.


All applicants must follow the NSW Aboriginal Arts and Culture Protocols for consulting with Aboriginal organisations and communities.

Contact us

Contact Create NSW (between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday):

From inside NSW (02) 8289 6520

Via email

If you’re deaf, or have a hearing impairment or speech impairment, contact us through the National Relay Service:

TTY users Phone 133 677 then ask for (02) 8289 6520

Speaker and Listen users Phone 1300 555 727 then ask for (02) 8289 6520

Internet Relay users Connect to the NRS then ask for (02) 8289 6520.

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