Regional Arts Development Central West NSW

Grants summary Feb 2021

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From our monthly Artspeak enews: Here’s our quick round up of arts grants closing soon.

Create NSW Arts and Cultural Funding Program 2020/21

Project funding supports innovation, vibrancy and creativity within the NSW arts and cultural sector. For organisations and Individuals.
Annual Organisation funding is provided on an annual basis to support arts and cultural organisations (including service organisations) to deliver arts and cultural activities that benefit NSW.
Round 2 Opens closes Monday 1 March 2021

Create NSW Fellowship programs
Closes 1 March 2021. Four inaugural Fellowship programs, valued at up to $30,000 each, to drive the personal, creative and career advancement of NSW artists, practitioners and arts and cultural workers.

Create NSW Small Project Grants (Quick Response)
For creation, development and presentation of new work and professional development or promotion for professional artists and arts and cultural workers. $500 to $5,000. Details

Creative Koori Projects – Create NSW
Closing Date: 01 Mar 2021
Creative Koori Projects funding aims to build support for a strong, resilient and exciting Aboriginal arts and cultural sector for NSW.

Regional Arts Fund

Regional Arts Fund: Quick Response Grants
Small grants that are intended to assist regional artists, arts organisations and communities to take up professional or skills development or small project opportunities. Details

Australian Government Office for the Arts

Live Music Australia
Australian government, Office for the Arts. Supporting venues to host live Australian music
Closes 18 February. Details

Australian Government:
The RISE Fund Details
Arts Sustainability Fund Details
Both close 31 May 2021 


Regional Arts Australia: National Regional Arts Fellowships
Six Fellowships are available. Closes Monday 8 March 2021.

Regional Arts Australia’s Regional Assembly. Artist-led online studio program connecting cultural practitioners working in regional and remote geographies. Closes Monday 8 March 2021. Details

Australia Council for the Arts
  • The Re-imagine: Sector Recovery Initiatives 
  • The Cultural and Creative Solutions  supports artists and organisations to re-imagine practice and operations in light of COVID-19 impacts.
  • The Industry Collaborations supports future-focused, cross-industry collaborations across and beyond the cultural and creative industries.

These close 23 February. Details

Contemporary Music Touring Program (CMTP) supports national touring activity undertaken by Australian musicians performing original contemporary music. Details
Regional Performing Arts Touring program (Playing Australia) supports performing arts to reach regional and remote communities across Australia. Details
Arts Projects program funds a range of activities that deliver benefits to the arts sector and wider public, including national and international audiences. Details
These all closes 2 March 2021.


Cowra Community Grants Funding
Closes Friday 26 February: offering eligible community groups the opportunity to update their equipment or undertake improvements to infrastructure and buildings.

Blayney Community Financial Assistance
Closes 22 February. Details


International Exhibitions Insurance (AGIEI) Program – Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
Closing Date: 26 Mar 2021
The Australian Government International Exhibitions Insurance (AGIEI) program is a funding program designed to offset insurance costs for touring major exhibitions of cultural material.

Arts Fund Grants – The American Australian Association
Closing Date: 15 Mar 2021
The American Australian Association (AAA) established its Arts Fund (formerly the Dame Joan Sutherland Fund) in 2002 to support American and Australian emerging or early career artists to study or work.

Languages Community Investments – Aboriginal Affairs NSW
Closing Date: 12 Mar 2021
The Languages Community Investments Program will provide one-off funding and resourcing to Aboriginal community organisations and groups to support them to reawaken, grow, nurture, promote languages.

Art & About Sydney – Artist funding – City of Sydney
Closing Date: 17 Feb 2021
The City of Sydney can offer funding for a number of projects for artists seeking to be involved in Art & About Sydney

Building Better Regions Fund
Closes 5 March 21


PPCA Partnership Recording Partnership – Australia Council for the Arts , Phonographic Performance Company of Australia (PPCA)
Closing Date: 13 Apr 2021
The Phonographic Performance Company of Australia (PPCA) and the Australia Council for the Arts will deliver a grant partnership, the PPCA Sound Recording Partnership.

Useful links:
Create NSW
Australia Council for the Arts
Community Grants Federal grant finder
Grant Connect Federal grant finder
Funding Centre Grant finder for not-for-profits
FRRR (Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal)