Offers the opportunity for regional public galleries to engage established artists or curators to undertake a residency activity within their community. The ACR program is financed by funds devolved from the Copyright Agency Limited and managed by M&G NSW. Four residences valued at $11,250 each are available. Read more
Support for a person working with history, as an historian, artists or cultural worker at the beginning of their practice to undertake a self-directed program of professional development. The recipient will be awarded $30,000 and the Fellowship has a public presentation outcome. Read more
Mentorships provide opportunities for emerging and mid-level New South Wales museum and gallery staff to spend two weeks with a state, national or smaller, more specialised organisation.
Up to $3,000 per placement is available and individuals can be hosted at the following organisations: Australian Museum Lifelong Learning Branch, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (National Centre for Creative Learning), or Sydney Living Museums. Mentorship applicants also have the option to choose their own organisation. Up to $3,000 for travel, accommodation and per diems. Read more
Fellowships offer mid level and senior staff from New South Wales museums and galleries the opportunity to spend two weeks at an international cultural organisation.
Up to $6,000 per placement is available and individuals can be hosted at the following organisations: Dallas Museum of Art (USA), Hong Kong Maritime Museum, or National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (Korea). Fellowship applicants also have the option to choose their own organisation. Read more
Volunteer Placements provide volunteers from New South Wales volunteer managed museums and keeping places with the opportunity to spend two weeks with staff and resources of larger or more specialised cultural organisations.
Up to $2,000 per placement is available and individuals can be hosted at the following organisations: Albury Library Museum, Australian Museum (Conservation Department), Hurstville City Library (Museum & Gallery), or the State Records of NSW. Volunteer Placement applicants also have the option to choose their own organisation. Read more
Small Grants aim to meet the short-term, collection-based requirements of community museums and keeping places. There are no set categories for funding, and applications for a broad range of projects will be considered.
Previous Small Grants have funded the purchase of computer cataloguing software, exhibition mannequins and display cases, oral history recording equipment and archival storage items.
Small Grants are open to museums and Aboriginal Keeping Places with up to two full time paid staff members (no more than 70 hours of paid staffing per week) as well as museum networks such as Museums Australia Chapters. Read more
Grants of up to $15,000 to community organisations such as libraries, archives, museums, genealogical and historical societies, multicultural and Indigenous groups, to assist with the preservation of locally owned, but nationally significant collections of materials that are publicly accessible including artefacts, letters, diaries, maps, photographs, and audio visual material. Read more
This is an Arts NSW devolved funding program administered by the Royal Australian Historical Society on behalf of the NSW Government. Grants up to $5,000 are available for historical research and publication of local, community and regional history projects. Read more
The Heritage Grants program is one of the Community, Youth and Senior heritage projects funded by NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, and provides funding to individuals and community groups for local historical research. The program is designed to facilitate the dissemination of local Australian stories, expression of the diversity of Australian culture as it impacts on communities, and to highlight and localise pivotal Australian historical events and issues. Read more
Project Development Grants allow community museums and keeping places to carry out strategic and innovative projects with mid to long term outcomes. The grants can also provide an opportunity to work productively with an appropriate museums and/or arts consultant as a skill development opportunity.
Previous Project Development Grants have funded strategic and marketing plans, significance assessments, exhibition development, touring exhibitions and public programs. Read more
The Australian National Maritime museum’s grant and internship program (known as the Maritime Museums of Australia Project Support Scheme or MMAPSS) offers funding to regional museums and organisations to help preserve or display objects of national and historical maritime significance. Read more
Leg Up Grants are quick response skill development grants for workers in volunteer managed museums throughout NSW. These grants fund various skill development projects including hosting or attending workshops, conferences or seminars in NSW, in addition to networking activities.
Previous Leg Up Grants have funded museum volunteers to attend conferences and workshops, and to gain training in areas of museum practice including paper conservation, oral history, disaster preparedness and significance assessment. Read more
The 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
The Dobell Exhibition Grant, supported by the the Sir William Dobell Art Foundation, offers $40,000 in funding to one regional NSW gallery per annum. The program aims to support high quality exhibitions that speak to a broad audience across NSW. To assist in expanding appreciation for the visual arts, these exhibitions should be supported by innovative public and education programs that creatively engage both artists and the community.
In addition to the support provided by the Sir William Dobell Art Foundation, M&G NSW will offer successful applicants the opportunity to develop a national tour of their funded exhibition. Read more
This is an exciting professional development opportunity which offers Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander visual artists the chance to undertake four weeks residency at the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of the University of Virginia, and exhibit a collection of work.
During the residency, artists will participate actively in the life of the University. This participation can be accomplished in several ways such as working on projects with students, demonstrating work in the studio and delivering artist talks. Artists are encouraged to consider ways their residency might engage students and faculty in different disciplines. The Kluge-Ruhe Collection will build on the artist’s strengths and interests to assist them in designing programs and establishing networks. Read more
Skills Development Grants provide funding to volunteer museums, museum networks and keeping places for regional or state focused skill development training and networking events.
There are no set categories for funding, and applications for a broad range of projects will be considered.
Skills Development Grants are open to museums and Aboriginal Keeping Places with up to two full time paid staff members (no more than 70 hours of paid staffing per week) as well as museum networks such as Museums Australia Chapters. Read more