Service Needs Strategic Fund

Arts and Cultural Funding Program 2021/22

2017 TWT Creative Precinct Block Party - St Leonards, Brand X Productions. Photo: Tim Da Rin.

2017 TWT Creative Precinct Block Party – St Leonards, Brand X Productions. Photo: Tim Da Rin.

Applications for the Service Needs Strategic Fund are open.

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Accessibility

If you are an applicant with disability or who is d/Deaf, and you require this information in a format which is accessible to you, or if you require this information in another language, you can contact us on (02) 8289 6520 between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday.

The National Relay service numbers are:

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

Speak and Listen users: Phone 1300 555 727 then ask for (02) 8289 6520.

Internet Relay users: Connect to NES then ask for (02) 8289 6520.

Overview

The purpose of the Service Needs Strategic Fund is to:

  • meet demand for additional professional development and capacity-building services across
  • the arts and cultural sector, as prioritised by the Service Needs Review,
  • encourage innovative approaches to delivering these services with a view to promoting best practice models for future delivery of services, evaluate the impact on service provision for these areas and on the arts and cultural sector each year.

When can I apply for funding? 

Applications open: Wednesday 2 March 2022.

Applications close: Thursday 28 April 2022.

Guidelines

The information on this page is a guide only. We recommend reading the full guidelines before completing your application.

Go to the 21/22 Service Needs Strategic Fund Guidelines (accessible PDF).

Apply now

To apply for funding 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. After reviewing these, you may contact a staff member if you need advice regarding these guidelines between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to read the Create NSW Review of Arts and Cultural Service Needs.

Watch the information session webinar held on 22 April 2021, which answers questions about the Fund.

Watch the Q&A session.

We also recommend that you sign up to the Create NSW e-News to stay informed of updates via our website.

Contact

Telephone: (02) 8289 6520
Email: arts.funding@create.nsw.gov.au
Contact the Arts Funding team directly

You can also contact the Policy and Partnerships team directly via rebecca.dean@create.nsw.gov.au.

Image: 2017 TWT Creative Precinct Block Party – St Leonards, Brand X Productions. Photo: Tim Da Rin.
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