Regional Flagship Events Program

Destination NSW

Supports the marketing of events that have tourism potential and play an important role in bringing visitors to regional NSW and strengthening the regional economy. Read more

  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Festivals
  • Open To: Organisations

Indent Event Development Grants


The Indent Event Development Grants program, has been specifically developed for young people to stage all-ages, drug and alcohol free live music events across NSW. 

Two categories are available: The Level 1 Event Development Grant is specifically aimed at entry-level events like band comps, open-mic and local band nights and are set at a maximum of $2,500.

The Level 2 Event Development Grants are up to $5,000 and are available to those who successfully acquitted a Level 1 Grant in the year prior to applying and are looking at expanding their event scope by engaging the professional music industry. Read more

  • Categories: Festivals, Music


Next Wave

Next Wave is a development organisation and a curated biennial festival. Kickstart is Next Wave’s flagship development program. It’s money, time and space for young artists to develop ambitious projects. Now in its fourteenth year,  Kickstart remains unique in Australia for its multi-faceted approach, depth and scale.Priority is given to projects where the key artists are 30 years of age or under. Collectives and individual artists are both encouraged to apply. You can be from anywhere in Australia. Read more

  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Festivals
  • Open To: Individuals

NAIDOC Week Grants

NSW Government Office of Aboriginal Affairs

NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee. NAIDOC Week is held annually in the first full week of July.  It is a time to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements and is an opportunity to recognise the contributions that Indigenous Australians make to our country and our society.

Applicants are invited to apply for funding in the order of $500 – $1,000, and for more significant events up to $3,000 can be considered. Read more

  • Categories: Festivals, Indigenous
  • Open To: Organisations

Multicultural Arts and Festivals Grants

Australian Government Department of Social Services

The Australian Government is inviting not for profit organisations to apply in an open process for funding under the Families and Communities – Strengthening Communities – Multicultural Arts and Festivals.

Up to $5,000 is available for each project ($125,000 in total), to deliver Multicultural Arts and Festivals that will be held between 1 July 2016 and 30 June 2017. Read more

  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Multicultural, Festivals