NSW Festival Relaunch Package

Image courtesy Australian Festival Association. Photo: David Kan

Image courtesy Australian Festival Association. Photo: David Kan

Applications for the NSW Festival Relaunch Package have closed.

Overview

The aim of this package is to assist established festivals to relaunch after almost two years of major disruption brought about by COVID-19.

The package has been developed in recognition of the significant economic stimulus festivals bring to the NSW economy, particularly to regional NSW.

The package will provide a one-off cash injection to stabilise these businesses and organisations, ensure employment opportunities remain for key personnel and to ensure future festivals can be planned and delivered with confidence.

The package is open to both for-profit and not-for-profit music, screen, and arts festival companies.

Guidelines

Please read the NSW Festival Relaunch Package Guidelines before completing your application. The guidelines outline information on eligibility and application requirements, how much funding you can apply for, and how your application will be assessed.

Please note guidelines are current at the time of publication and may be subject to change.

Apply now

To submit your application, you will need to complete and submit the relevant application form through our secure online grants system, SmartyGrants.

Key dates

Applications open Wednesday 27 October 2021.

Applications close 5pm AEDT Wednesday 17 November 2021.

Accessibility

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.

What support is available to me?

Applicants are strongly encouraged to read the NSW Festival Relaunch Package Guidelines before starting your funding application.

For queries about the guidelines, deadlines, or questions in the application form, please email sector.support@create.nsw.gov.au

Create NSW hosted a webinar to provide information on the relaunch package:

Festival Relaunch Package
This webinar will provide festival organisations with information about the NSW Government’s recently announced COVID support relaunch package. We encourage you to join this webinar to hear more about how eligible festivals can be supported through this package. There will be an opportunity to ask questions, discuss eligibility requirements, assessment processes and how to put your best application forward. Didn’t make the webinar? Watch the webinar.

Image courtesy Australian Festival Association. Photo: David Kan
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