Arts and Cultural Funding Program Guidelines

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.

April Phillips, EGG, installation view, Firstdraft, Sydney. Photo: Zan Wimberley 2021.

Open Programs

Individuals

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)

Project funding supports innovation, vibrancy and creativity within the NSW arts and cultural sector. Funding is available up to $60,000 towards a range of arts and cultural activities such as new project development and/or presentation, research, professional development, community and audience engagements.

Go to Individual Funding

Creative Koori Project funding aims to build support for a strong, resilient and exciting Aboriginal arts and cultural sector for NSW. Funding is available up to $60,000 towards arts and cultural activities for NSW Aboriginal artists and arts and cultural workers.

Go to Creative Koori Projects

Organisations

Annual Organisation funding is provided on an annual basis to support arts and cultural organisations (including service organisations) to deliver multiple arts and cultural activities to diverse audiences throughout a single calendar or financial year.

Go to Organisation Funding

Project funding supports innovation, vibrancy and creativity within the NSW arts and cultural sector. Funding is available up to $60,000 towards a range of arts and cultural activities such as project development and/or presentation, partnerships building, community and audience engagements.

Go to Organisation Funding

Creative Koori Project funding aims to build support for a strong, resilient and exciting Aboriginal arts and cultural sector for NSW. Funding is available for $60,000 and above which supports arts and cultural activities for NSW Aboriginal organisations.

Go to Creative Koori Projects


Closed Programs

Organisations

UK/Australia Season 2021/22 explores and celebrates the relationship between Australia and the United Kingdom (UK) across the arts, creative industries, and higher education. Organisations can apply for up to $100,000 to present work in the UK after March 2022.

Go to UK/Australia Season 2021/22 Expressions of Interest

Individuals and organisations

The SoundLab Residency Program provides an opportunity for up to four NSW-based musicians or groups of artists to make music and sound in a high-end technical space designed for critical listening, and the exploration of technology and sound. Successful artists will receive $2,500 in funding support from Create NSW and the use of Arup’s SoundLab for 2-4 weeks.

Go to SoundLab Residency Program

Service Needs Strategic Fund meets demand for additional professional development and capacity-building services across the arts and cultural sector.

Go to Service Needs Strategic Fund

Small Project Grants for Make Music Day 2021 supports musicians to deliver a program of music on Sunday 20 June and/or Monday 21 June 2021. Six grants of $15,000 are available.

Go to Small Project Grants for Make Music Day 2021


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.

Image: April Phillips, EGG, installation view, Firstdraft, Sydney. Photo: Zan Wimberley 2021.
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