New funding summary
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.
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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