Arts and Cultural Funding Program

Teniola Komolafe, Callan Colley, Angela Nica Sullen, Gabriela van Wyk and Mariama Whitton in Orange Thrower, Griffin Theatre Company. Image: Brett Boardman.

Create NSW’s Arts and Cultural Funding Program provides funding opportunities for arts and cultural organisations, professional artists and arts/cultural workers across a wide range of artforms and disciplines.

Applications are currently open for the following funding rounds.

Small Project Grants (Quick Response) support the creation, development and presentation of new work and professional development opportunities for NSW-based professional artists and arts and cultural workers. This quick response grant offers grants from $500 to $5,000 towards projects.

Go to Small Project Grants (Quick Response)

Need to speak to someone about your application? 

Feel free to book a quick 15 minute pre-application enquiry session via Picktime – please book here


The following funding categories are closed. Round Two will open on 5 December 2022.

Annual Program Funding (for organisations) is provided on an annual basis to support arts and cultural organisations (including Local Government Authorities and service organisations) to deliver multiple arts and cultural activities.

Go to Annual Program Funding.

Projects Funding (for organisations)
supports innovation, vibrancy and creativity within the NSW arts and cultural sector.

Go to Projects Funding.

Projects Funding (for individuals) supports innovation, vibrancy and creativity within the NSW arts and cultural sector.

Go to Projects Funding.

Creative Koori Project Funding (for individuals and organisations) is open to Aboriginal artists, arts and cultural workers, groups, and organisations.

Go to Creative Koori Projects Funding.


What support is available to me?

We have a range of resources including a series of webinars to assist you with your funding application. After reviewing these, you may contact a staff member if you need advice regarding these guidelines between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday.

Telephone: (02) 8289 6520
Email: arts.funding@create.nsw.gov.au
Or you may contact staff directly here.

Teniola Komolafe, Callan Colley, Angela Nica Sullen, Gabriela van Wyk and Mariama Whitton in Orange Thrower, Griffin Theatre Company. Image: Brett Boardman.