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Churchill Fellowship
Applications close 28 April
A Churchill Fellowship offers Australian citizens the remarkable opportunity to travel overseas to investigate a topic or an issue that they are passionate about. Free Information sessions are being held throughout Australia in March.

Helpmann Academy Regular Grant Round 1
Applications close 28 April
Grants of up to $4,000 for individuals and $9,000 for groups are available for staff, final year students and graduates (up to 5 years from graduation) from all of Helpmann’s partner institutions.

Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund
Applications close 28 April
The Cultural Fund is the philanthropic arm of the Copyright Agency. It provides grants to organisations for projects that enrich Australian writing, publishing and the visual arts.

The Cliff Goodchild OAM Scholarship for Professional Music Education
Applications close 28 April
This scholarship provides funding to those wishing to engage with professional music mentors (conductors, brass, woodwind and percussion) alongside a School Band Director within their school context for 12 months.

Creative Writing Fellowships for Regional NSW Writers
Applications close 30 April 2017
Varuna, the National Writers House invites writers living in regional NSW and the greater Sydney area to apply for a two-week residency in the Blue Mountains. Residency dates are 11-24 September 2017.

Disability Action Week Fund
Applications close 1 May
Funding is now available for local not-for-profit or community groups wishing to deliver events and activities that either empower people with a disability or raise awareness of disability issues in the Moreton Bay Region.

Sydney Symphony Orchestra Fellowship 2018
Applications close 1 May
Applications are now open for the Sydney Symphony Orchestra Fellowship which is recognised as one of the world’s leading orchestral training programs.

Arts and Cultural Development Grant
Applications close 9 May

Maroondah Council’s Arts and Cultural Grants Scheme supports community driven projects, initiatives and events which increase arts profile and participation.

AMP Tomorrow Grants
Applications close 16 May
The AMP Tomorrow Fund is offering $1 million in grants to Australian working on special projects of all kinds. It is open to musicians and arts workers.

Professional Arts Placements – China
Applications close 16 May
The Australia Council is offering a new professional arts placement opportunity in partnership with Shanghai International Dance Center.

The Peter Schodde Memorial Piano Scholarship
Applications close 26 May
The scholarship is open to pianists between the ages of 18 and 26 and provides the opportunity to undertake further study or development of a project, locally, interstate or overseas.

Ian Potter Foundation’s Conference Program Funding
Applications close 6 June
The Ian Potter Foundation’s Conference program funding supports the exchange and dissemination of ideas and knowledge across a global stage by assisting organisations to bring international keynote speakers to Australia.

Good Music Neighbours Funding
Applications close 7 June
The Good Music Neighbours program is part of a ground up approach to support the venues and industry that add so much to our cultural conversation and to provide meaningful support to our iconic live music sector.

Anzac Centenary Production and Commissioning Fund
Applications close 30 June
Supports high-quality, wide-reaching artistic creations and events that commemorate the Anzac Centenary.

Glenfiddich Artists in Residency
Applications close 31 July
Submissions for the 2017 Glenfiddich Artists in Residence prize are now open. Applicants will be shortlisted for jury consideration based on their completion of application.

Australian-American Fulbright Commission Scholarships
Applications close 1 August
The Australian-American Fulbright Commission offers Scholarships to Australian citizens across all career stages. Awardees take part in a bi-lateral academic and cultural exchange, pursuing research or study at a U.S. institution, experiencing life in the United States of America, and bringing back their knowledge and experience to share with their communities in Australia.

Community Presenter Touring Grant
Applications close 25 September
Extends the reach of professional productions to smaller towns and remote communities in NSW that do not have a professional performing arts venue.

MusicSA & moshtix Scholarship
March 2018
Music SA in partnership with moshtix have announced a new scholarship to assist in developing the career of a female South Australian music industry professional.

Young People and the Arts Quick Response

$3000 is now available to assist young artists, arts workers or organisations in Western Australia.

Regional Partnerships

This program provides Victorian regional communities access to a wide variety of quality arts experiences through supporting performing arts centres. It is invite only.

Arts Business Innovation Fund
A fund created by the Queensland Government to provide a $1 million investment  to not-for-profit arts and cultural organisations.

Belconnen Arts Centre Artist in Residence Program
Belconnen Arts Centre is developing its seasonal Artists in Residence program and is offering assistance to local artists, writers, performers, new media collaborators and other creative professionals looking to use studio, performance and exhibition space for development and presentation of new work.

Victoria Law Foundation Grants
Victoria Law Foundation is now offering grants funding to arts sector organisations.

Government of Western Australia – Regional Touring Boost
The program aims to increase the number and diversity of professional small to medium arts shows touring regional communities in Western Australia for the next three years. Music shows can apply.

RADF Gold Coast
If you’re a local Gold Coast artist, creative business or organisation, grants are available to bring your big ideas to life through the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF). In 2016-17, RADF is comprised of three programs – GERMINATE, ACTIVATE and GENERATE.

The Ace & Tate Creative Fund
The Ace & Tate Creative Fund grants funding to emerging artists in order to bring brilliant ideas to life. It supports individuals or collectives working anywhere, in any medium, who take creative risks to break new ground.

Arts Queensland – Queensland Arts Showcase Program
Applications accepted anytime
Provides funding to support individuals, organisations or collectives to deliver vibrant and accessible arts and cultural experiences for Queensland. The funding is administered across three streams:

1. Arts Ignite – funding of up to $60 000 for new works.
2. Arts Illuminate – up to $100 000 to secure acclaimed artists that will engage the community and build local capacity.
3. Arts Impact – up to $60 000 for diverse arts and cultural experiences for Queensland.

Performers’ Trust Foundation
The PPCA Performers’ Trust Foundation provides grants to promote and encourage music and the performing arts. The grants provided are non-recurring and can be used to cover tuition fees, travel costs, accommodation and venue hire/ PA hire.

Aboriginal Quick Response Grants
Applications Ongoing
Funding is available to assist Aboriginal artists, organisations and partnerships explore market development opportunities in the creative industries by attending trade fairs and export markets.

Artists in the House
Applications open in February
A new funding initiative to support the engagement of professional performing artists and arts workers for residencies at WA regional performing arts venues and entertainment centres.


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