Regional Arts Development Central West NSW

Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund


Apply now. The RISE Fund is supporting the arts and entertainment sector to reactivate. The program is targeting funding towards the arts and entertainment sector organisations to assist in the presentation of cultural and creative projects, activities and events to rebuild confidence amongst investors, producers and consumers. Projects that target audiences in outer metropolitan, regional and remote areas will also be taken into account, as well as projects that in that involve tours and use local regional pre-production and production, services and support acts.

The open competitive grant opportunity opened on 31 August 2020 and will remain open until all funds are allocated. Applications will be accepted at any time

Funding available
The RISE Fund will provide $200 million over 2020–21 and 2021-22. Funding decisions will consider a balance across art forms and types of activity, geographic and community diversity, and generation of jobs.
Who can apply?
Organisations with the primary purpose of -the arts and entertainment that can demonstrate that in the absence of this funding, their activity would be substantially less likely to proceed due to a constrained availability of finance as a consequence of COVID-19.

The Fund has $40 million remaining, until 31 December 2021 or until funds are allocated.

If you have any questions please contact the RISE Fund at: or call 02 6271 7971.



IMAGE:  Barbara Cleveland, ‘This is a stained glass window, 2019 (still). Single Channel HD video.