New funding summary

Filed : Arts and funding opportunities .

The NSW and Australian government’s have announced new or refocused funds targeting artists and arts organisations.

Federal government package

The Federal Government announced a $27M package for the arts with $10M specifically for regional Australia to be delivered through the Regional Arts Fund (details to come) and $7million for Indigenous artists and arts centres. Read more

Australia Council For The Arts Resilience Fund

The Australia Council has launched a Resilience Fund of approximately $5M for artists and arts organisations to support their livelihoods, practice and operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2020 Resilience Fund includes three streams:

  • Survive – small grants for individuals, groups and organisations to offset or recoup financial losses due to cancelled activity.
  • Adapt – grants for individuals, groups and organisations to adapt their practice and explore new operating models.
  • Create – grants for individuals, groups and organisations to continue to create artistic work and develop creative responses in a time of disruption.

Individuals can apply for up to $10,000 and organisations can apply for up to $20,000: https://www.australiacouncil.gov.au/funding/funding-index/2020-resilience-fund/

Create NSW small projects grants

In addition to a range of support provisions for cultural organisations, Create NSW has adapted its Small Project Grants to address the current situation of social distancing and the cancellation of non-essential travel.

Applicants – individuals or organisations – can apply for up to $5000 to create or participate in a variety of online activities, develop work in local contexts, and explore the presentation of work online.

https://www.create.nsw.gov.au/funding-and-support/arts-and-cultural-funding-program/small-project-grants/

Service NSW Small Business Support

Eligible small to medium arts, screen, and cultural organisations affected by COVID-19 can apply for grants up to $10,000 as part of the NSW Government’s newly announced Small Business Support Fund. Applications to open 17 April Read more

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