Create NSW COVID-19 support for the small-medium arts and screen sector

Sydney Dance Company Virtual Studio, Adult: Dance at Home online dance classes. Photo by Gez Mansfield, courtesy Sydney Dance Company.

Sydney Dance Company Virtual Studio, Adult: Dance at Home online dance classes. Photo by Gez Mansfield, courtesy Sydney Dance Company.

To support independent artists and small to medium arts, screen and cultural organisations impacted by COVID-19, Create NSW is implementing a number of measures. This includes accommodation assistance, new support for creatives to engage with online platforms, and a suite of initiatives that provide employment and development opportunities, and audience engagement and skill-sharing for arts, screen and cultural organisations and individuals across the State.

Creative Koori Digital Initiative

Supporting NSW First Nation’s arts and cultural organisations to create, develop and present creative practice and programming online and through virtual means. NSW Aboriginal Arts and Cultural organisations can apply for between $500 – $10,000. Go to the Creative Koori Digital Initiative Guidelines. Applications extended to 31 May 2020.

Small Project Grants

This quick response grant mechanism offers grants from $500 to $5,000 towards projects. Create NSW’s Small Project Grants have been redefined to address the current situation of social distancing and the cancellation of non-essential travel. Go to the Small Project Grants Guidelines. Applications close 30 June 2020.

Visual Arts Emerging Fellowship in partnership with Artspace

The 2020 NSW Visual Arts Fellowship (Emerging) is part of a suite of Create NSW Creative Leadership and Fellowship programs. The objective of this Fellowship, delivered with the curatorial and exhibition support of Artspace, is to support NSW visual arts practitioners in the early stages of their career to challenge, and expand their practice. Go to the Visual Arts Emerging Fellowship Guidelines. Applications closed.

Digitise Initiative

Supporting NSW arts and cultural organisations to create, develop and present creative practice and programming online and through virtual means. Organisations can apply for between $500 – $10,000. Go to the Digitise Initiative Guidelines. Applications closed.

Health and Wellbeing Initiative

Supporting NSW arts and cultural organisations to work with communities and artists to create, develop and present programming that deliver mental health and wellbeing outcomes. Individuals and organisations can apply for between $500 – $10,000. Go to the Health and Wellbeing Initiative Guidelines. Applications closed.

Regenerate Regional Event Initiative

Supporting organisations to commission the development of arts and cultural events featuring local artists with a particular focus on music and performance. It is only open to arts and cultural organisations based in regional NSW. Regional organisations in areas affected by the recent bushfires are encouraged to apply. Regional organisations can apply for up to $10,000. Go to the Regenerate Regional Event Initiative Guidelines. Applications closed.

Screen NSW Slate Development Fund

NSW production companies and producers can apply for a maximum of $100,000 to develop a slate of three or more projects for TV Drama, Factual, Features and Online. Go to the Screen Slate Development Fund webpage.

Create Connects – webinar series

Create NSW will is producing a range of webinars designed to demystify digital platforms for performances, exhibitions and event presentations, explain digital meeting and information platforms, and help organisations with options to diversify your business and develop new tools to grow during in this challenging new environment. Go to the Create Connects webinar series. Go to the Screen NSW webinar series.

COVID-19 Rescue and Restart package

The NSW Government has announced a $50 million rescue and restart package for NSW arts and cultural organisations to ensure the sector continues to make an important contribution to the NSW economy during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. More information.

Creative Kids Digital Small Business Grant Program

This program supports small businesses or non-profit organisations that are Creative Kids Providers and directly affected by the COVID-19 emergency. Funding supports Creative Kids Providers to transition their programs and business models from in-person to online and digital delivery, while continuing to meet the objectives of the Creative Kids Program. Providers can apply for up to $5,000 for project expenses, including equipment, to support digital and online skills development and the delivery of online arts and cultural program/s for which Creative Kids vouchers are accepted. Go to the Creative Kids Digital Small Business Grant Program webpage.

 

Image: Sydney Dance Company Virtual Studio, Adult: Dance at Home online dance classes. Photo by Gez Mansfield, courtesy Sydney Dance Company.
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