National opportunities: funding and competitions

A summary of the great arts based opportunities that come across our desk. We’ve highlighted some of the big ones for regional arts makers. Click on the blue links to take you to the relevant website with more details.


To browse some of the available grants and opportunities open to the regional arts sector, visit the Regional Arts NSW Grants Calendar.

2019 CSU CUP grant applications: The 2019 CSU Community-University Partnership (CUP) Grants Program worth a total of $125,000 across two rounds will soon open for applications. Read More

Border Trust Community Grants – Closing 15 March
Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Awards – Closing 15 March
Council for Australian-Arab Relations – Closing 18 March
The Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize – Closing 20 March
2019 Veolia Mulwaree Trust Grants and Donations Program – Closing 20 March
Production Finance, Create NSW, Screen NSW – Closing 24 March
Australia-India Council Grants Program – Closing 28 March
Council on Australia Latin America Relations (COLAR) – Closing 28 March
John Oxley Library Fellowship – Closing 28 March

Regional Screen Composers Mentorship – closes March 28
Aurora Internship Program – Closing 29 March
Orange Regional Arts Foundation Bi-annual Funding – Closing 30 March
The Freedman Foundation Travelling Scholarship for Emerging Artists – Closing 31 March
Lending Rights – Closing 31 March
Maritime Museums of Australia Project Support Scheme – Closing 31 March
The National Trust Heritage Awards – Closing 31 March
JP Partnership – Closing 31 March
History Council NSW Awards – Various, closing March (check website)

Create NSW Arts and Cultural Funding – Closes April 8

Community Led Grants – Ongoing (ATSI)
Aboriginal Quick Response, Create NSW – Ongoing
Copyright Agency First Nations Fellowship – Ongoing​​
Regional Arts NSW Quick Response Grant – Ongoing


Call out for Aboriginal artists in Central West NSW – ongoing

For local opportunities click here

Corner Store Gallery Orange calling for proposals July-Dec 2019 – ASAP


Langham Court Theatre Presents The 2019 Risk Theatre modern Tragedy Competition  Deadline March 31, 2019Langham Court Theatre announces that it si inaugurating a major new playwriting competition, the world’s richest competition specifically for the writing of tragedy: the all-new 2019 Risk Theatre Modern Tragedy Competition. At stake is $10,000 in prize money