Service Needs Strategic Fund
Arts and Cultural Funding Program 2020/21
Applications for the Service Needs Strategic Fund are open.
The information on this page is a guide only. We recommend reading the full guidelines before completing your application.
Download the Service Needs Strategic Fund guidelines.
Last updated 16 April 2021.
To apply for funding you will need to complete and submit the relevant application form through our secure online grants system, SmartyGrants.
Applications opened: Friday 16 April 2021
Applications close: Tuesday 18 May 2021 at 5:00 PM AEST
If you are an applicant with disability, 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 the details below 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
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.
Proposals are invited that design and deliver strategic support programs and activities to address the following priority areas of need identified by the Service Needs Review.
What support is available to me?
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.
Create NSW staff are available to provide information to potential applicants on interpretation of these Guidelines, including types of programs eligible for funding and advice on the online application process. Staff cannot help directly with your application. To maintain a fair and equitable process, staff are unable to edit or correct any applications.
We also recommend that you sign up to the Create NSW e-News to stay informed of updates via our website.
You can also contact the Policy and Partnerships team directly via email@example.com.