The Aboriginal Regional Arts Fund supports arts and projects that celebrate and promote Aboriginal cultural identities in regional NSW and, by doing so, make the rich and diverse Aboriginal cultures of regional NSW more visible and accessible.
This award for Indigenous creative artists has been made available through the generosity of Professor Emeritus Bernard Smith, eminent art and cultural historian.
The approximately $20,000 award is offered in a five-year cycle with a different area of the arts – creative prose, drama, the visual arts, scriptwriting and poetry – being rewarded each year. Read more
The Future2 Make the Difference! grants are open to applications from community not-for-profits with programs to support socially and financially disadvantaged young Australians between 12 and 25 years of age.
Applicants may apply for two types of grant:
Funds for a NSW Aboriginal artist to undertake a self-directed program of professional development. The Fellowship is valued at $30,000 and might include travel, mentorships, residencies, workshops, research, and the creation of new work.
The Fellowship is open to arts practitioners working in all art forms including collections and cultural heritage, community arts and cultural development, dance, literature, multi art form, music (including opera and musical theatre), theatre (including circus and physical theatre), and visual arts (including craft and design). Read more
The Indigenous Languages and Arts program (ILA) provides funding for projects and organisations that support participation in and maintenance of Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures through languages and arts.
The Australian Government will provide around $20 million each financial year through the ILA. Funding of up to $100,000 a year for up to two years is available for arts and languages projects through an annual open and competitive grants round. Read more
Indigenous filmmakers may apply to any Screen Australia program in addition to the funding programs of the Indigenous Department.
Applicants can apply for funding to cover documentary programs, drama programs, internships and travel grants. Check website for each categories closing dates. Read more
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
As part of the NSW Aboriginal Arts and Cultural Strategy, funding is available throughout the year to help Aboriginal artists, organisations and partnerships explore market development opportunities in the creative industries by attending trade fairs and export markets. Up to $5,000 may be applied for.
Applications must be consistent with the objectives of the NSW Aboriginal Arts and Cultural Strategy. Applicants should also consider Arts NSW’s Protocols for Aboriginal Arts and Culture for information on consulting with Aboriginal organisations and communities. Read more
The Aboriginal Arts Fellowship is offered by the State Government to enable a professional Aboriginal artist to undertake a self-directed program of professional development.
The Fellowship is open to professional artists from all art forms, including dance, design, digital arts, history, Aboriginal arts, literature, music, theatre, screen, community arts, curatorial and the visual arts. Read more
Chosen allows Indigenous communities to take control and plan for how they will nurture younger people from their community/sector in the arts and/or culture. Chosen sets out to reinvigorate the cultural practice of master apprentice relationships within the arts community and sector, successful projects will facilitate inter-generational transfer of knowledge.
Investments can be between $30,000 to $50,000 per annum. Projects can be one off or for up to 3 years. It is envisaged that long term projects will work incorporate partnerships between senior artists, communities and organisations. Read more