The NSW Creative Laureate Award will recognise an individual, team or organisation that has demonstrated significant leadership and made a significant contribution to increasing the global profile of NSW Creative Industries.
The NSW Emerging Creative Talent Award will be granted to an individual, team or organisation considered emerging in their sector and where they have demonstrated leadership in originality and innovation, and contributed to raising the global profile of NSW Creative Industries. This Award will offer $15,000 for future development. Read more
Annual Program funding contributes to the costs of delivering an annual program of arts and cultural activities. An annual program consists of multiple arts and cultural activities delivered throughout the calendar year. Funding can contribute to any aspect of the program.
Organisations with a minimum annual income of $50,000* that received Annual Program funding from Arts NSW or have a history of three Arts NSW grants in three of the last five years (at the time of application) may apply. Read more
Service Organisations Program funding is available to organisations whose primary purpose is providing services to members of the arts and cultural sector in NSW.
Organisations predominantly delivering curated arts and cultural programs should apply through the Annual Program funding category. Read more
The Australia Council’s Leadership Program builds on the success and learnings from previous leadership programs. The suite of programs incorporates new content and approaches with a focus on fostering innovation and sustainability.
The Program offers a dynamic suite of development opportunities for arts leaders at all career stages. The Program comprises of five components including: the Arts Leaders Program, Future Leaders Program, Governance Program, Mentoring, Secondments, and Partnerships. Read more
Development Grants fund a range of activities that benefit your career as an individual artist or group. Development grants are available from $5,000 to $25,000. Supported activities must last no longer than two years from the proposed start date.
You may apply for a range of activities. Some examples of the activities funded are: professional skills development, showcase opportunities, forum/workshop attendance, residencies, mentorships, and arts market attendance and exploration. Read more
The Arts Projects program funds a range of activities that deliver benefits to the arts sector and wider public, including national and international audiences. Grants are available from $10,000 to $50,000. Supported activities must last no longer than three years from the proposed start date.
Funded activities include: the creation of new work, practice based research, creative development, experimentation, collaborations, touring, festivals, productions, exhibitions, performances, publishing, recording, promotion and marketing, and market development activity. Read more
The Arts Projects program funds a range of activities that deliver benefits to the arts sector and wider public, including national and international audiences. Grants are available from $10,000 to $100,000. Supported activities must last no longer than 2 years from the proposed start date.
Funded activities include: the creation of new work, arts practice based research, creative development, professional skills development, experimentation, collaborations, touring, festivals, productions, exhibitions, performances, publishing, recording, promotion and marketing, and market development activity. Read more
Regional Partnerships funding supports significant strategic and long term partnerships in regional NSW, which will stimulate strong and diverse regional arts and cultural activity and leave a legacy.
Strategic partnerships across and beyond the arts and cultural sectors, including those with local government authorities or other public, private or community organisations are supported. Read more
Arts and Cultural Projects funding supports professional arts and cultural projects at any stage of the creative process.
Funding range: up to $60,000 for projects delivered within 12 months or up to $75,000 for projects delivered over more than 12 months. Read more
The Management Workshop is a one-stop shop open to Australian emerging managers, including self-managed artists, for practical strategies to manage artists in the establishment phase of their career. In a creative industry where there is no set path, we believe the most effective way to learn is by sharing knowledge and seeking out those who have gone before. Providing access to an unrivaled list of industry experts from managers to publishers, lawyers, publicists, promoters and media representatives, the Management Workshop provides an opportunity for managers to come face to face with leaders in their field.
Applications will be accepted from managers, including self-managed artists. The Seed will provide and arrange transport, accommodation and meals for all successful applicants. Should you be successful all you need to do is get yourself to your closest major airport. Read more
The Institute for Provocation (IFP) is an artist-run workspace, think tank and project space that supports artistic research across the fields of visual art, architecture and design through residencies, research projects, workshops and lectures. As a workspace, IFP focuses on research practice and critical engagement with process, while cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural interaction provides a unique platform for the facilitation of work by individual artists. The residency programme is a core activity of IFP, offering the resident/s an environment that aims to initiate provocations on an artistic and collaborative level. Read more
The new Audience Development Fund (ADF) offers public galleries in NSW assistance in targeting and developing new audiences. It encourages galleries to create innovative public programs that engage artists and the community. The fund is designed to support galleries to develop and trial new models for engaging audiences that will increase immediate and future attendance, access and participation. Read more