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Regional Arts Development Central West NSW

Funding round up

June 2024. Funding opportunities that have come across our desk.

Create NSW: Arts and Cultural Funding Reforms Information Session
📅  Friday 5 July 11am-12pm, Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre. The way arts and culture is funded in NSW is changing. The Arts and Cultural Funding Program (ACFP) will be a simpler, fairer and faster funding program for artists, organisations and arts workers, no matter which corner of the state they’re from, or which artform they represent.
Create NSW: EOI for Artform Board 2024-25
Closes 10 July 2024. 
Create NSW calls for new panel members for new funding board in the revamped Arts and Cultural Funding Program. More


Orange 360 Newcrest Event Tourism Fund
📅 Open through to 30 June 2024. The fund provides a total of $150,000 to help bolster the tourism industry within the region. More Small Grants Program – Aboriginal Languages Trust
📅 Closes 30 June 2024. More

Royal Australian Historical Society: 2024 Cultural Grants Program
📅 Closes 2 July 2024. Assists historical research and publication of local, community and regional history projects. More

State Library of NSW Fellowships
Closes 5pm Friday 12 July. To support the research, writing, and teaching of Australan history and culture. More 

Forbes Shire Council Community Funding Program
📅 Closes 31 July. 
This program provides financial and in-kind support to encourage and assist community groups and organisations to make a positive and ongoing contribution to the community’s wellbeing, cultural life and environmental sustainability. More

Transport Heritage Grants Program
📅 Closes 31 July 2024. This annual program supports organisations in NSW by preserving, exploring and promoting the history of our state’s heritage transport. More
Ian Potter Creative Fellowships
📅 Opens 1 July 2024. Two Fellowships will provide unrestricted, tax-free grants of $200,000 over two years to individual Australian artists, creatives, and cultural leaders. More
Arts On Tour Backroads touring
📅 Closes Mon 19 August 2024. Arts on Tours small halls touring initiative is back, helping connect regional and remote NSW communities to small-scale, high quality performing arts events. More
The Kickstarter Challenge

📅 Closes 16 August 2024.Challenge invites women 18 years and over who have a business idea to be part of the challenge. Submit your business idea for a chance to win a share of $60,000 in equity-free funding. More 

The Backroads Initiative
📅 Closes 19 August 2024. Variety Heart Scholarships support school-age children to reach their full potential in the arts and sport. More 

Cowal Evolution Mining
📅 Closes 30 August 2024.  
particularly encourages members of the community to submit applications that provide outcomes in the areas of economic development, youth, health, education and environment. More 

Tucker Foundation Grants
📅 Closes 31 August 2024.  Available to organisations with income tax exemption and ACNC registration for local, regional or national projects anywhere in Australia. More

Evolution Mining Community Investment Program
📅 Closes 31 October 2024.  Initiatives which contribute to the Parkes and Forbes local government areas in the following categories: economic development, culture and recreation, education and youth, environment and health. More

Museums & Galleries NSW:  Leg Up Grants
📅 Closes 27 October 2024 or until expended. Quick response skill development grants for workers in volunteer managed museums and Aboriginal cultural spaces throughout NSW. More
Museums & Galleries NSW:  Skills Development Grants
📅 Closes 27 October 2024 or until expended. Funding to volunteer museums, museum networks, and Aboriginal cultural spaces for regional or state focused skill development training and networking events involving more than one organisation. More
‘Lights On, Doors Open’ – Stipend Program Supporting Volunteer-led Museums in NSW
📅 Open. Grants of $2,000 are available for eligible applicants. More
Gordon Darling Foundation (round 3)
📅 Closes 30 September 2024. Assist with the costs of research, travel, publication, and the dissemination of knowledge and the enjoyment of all aspects of the visual arts to the widest possible audience.. Gordon Darling Foundation: Guidelines