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Creative Victoria, Small Regional Presenters Funding
Applications close 17 August
Small Regional Presenters provides funding for regional communities to program and present shows in their area.

Natalie Miller Fellowship 2017
Applications close 17 August
The Natalie Miller Fellowship awards an annual grant of up to $20,000 to a woman who has demonstrated initiative, entrepreneurship and excellence working in the Australian screen industries and who has a personal professional development proposal that would assist her to reach her full potential in any field of the screen industry.

Arts Fundraising Mentorships
Applications close 18 August
Creative Partnerships Australia is offering 12 arts fundraising mentorships for Australian arts organisations in 2017/18.

FACS NSW Sing Your Age
Applications close 18 August
The Australian National Choral Association has been engaged by the NSW Department of Family & Community Services (FACS) to deliver Sing Your Age. The Sing Your Age is a project, offering grants to support the creation of new singing groups for older people, or the inclusion of older people in existing singing groups throughout NSW.

Arts Fundraising Mentorships
Applications close 18 August
Creative Partnerships Australia is offering 12 arts fundraising mentorships for Australian arts organisations in 2017/18. Successful organisations will nominate their lead fundraiser, development manager or equivalent and they will be matched with an experienced arts fundraiser for 10 months mentoring.

CultureLAB
EOI’s close 21 August
Research and development is crucial to the life cycle of a strong contemporary arts culture. For this reason, Arts House provides time, space and financial assistance of up to $10,000 for selected independent artists and companies to explore, experiment, investigate and create.

Strong and Resilient Communities Grant
Applications close 24 August
Community Resilience grants aim to build strong, resilient and cohesive communities to help make Australia more secure and harmonious as a whole.

Create NSW, Regional Partnerships
Applications close 28 August
This funding supports strategic partnerships across and beyond the arts and cultural sectors, including those with local government authorities or other public, private or community organisations.

VicArts Grants
Applications close 28 August
The VicArts Grants program invests in the creative endeavors and professional practice of Victoria’s artists and smaller arts companies.

The UpStart Award
Applications close 31 August
The UpStart Award is an annual grant of $10,000 to an emerging Victoria singer-songwriter.

Out of Round
Applications close 31 August

Out of Round Funding is available for individual ACT artists to undertake significant interstate or overseas arts opportunities.

Regional Centre for Culture 2018 Local Grants Program
Applications close 31 August
The Regional Centre for Culture 2018 Local Grants program is a one-off grant round to fund local creative projects which will take place in the designated Regional Centre for Culture area in 2018.  It provides a unique opportunity for Creative Victoria to support local practitioners, groups and organisations to extend their practice, profile their work and meet their creative aspirations.

Regional Touring Grant
Applications close 1 September
MusicNSW and Create NSW have announced a new pilot initiative for touring in regional NSW.

Dreamfarm Eco-Arts Village Residency
Applications close 1 September
A self-directed program, the Dreamfarm Creative Residency is a time for research, experimentation, development, growth and the production of new work. The Residency Program is open to emerging and established practitioners, both Australian and international, working with any creative medium or project. This program is also suitable for collaborative group residencies.

‘Prelude’ Residency Program for Australian Composers
Applications close 4 September
Prelude is a national initiative to provide time and space for Australian composers to make work by offering long-term residencies in historic houses around Australia.

Regional Cultural Fund
Applications close 4 September
The Regional Cultural Fund has been established by the NSW Government to ensure regional NSW receives its fair share of arts and cultural infrastructure and the associated recreational and educational benefits.

Adelaide Fringe Artist Fund
Applications close 7 September
The Adelaide Fringe Artist Fund provides financial assistance to Australian artists registering their work in the Adelaide Fringe.

Creators Fund
Applications close 7 September
The program will provide grants of between $20,000 – $50,000 to support individuals or creative collectives working in the arts, design, contemporary music, game development, screen or fashion sectors, to work intensively for a period of between three to six months.

Australia Council Leadership Programs
Applications close 12 September
The Arts Leaders Program is open to established and mid-career leaders. Participants will commit to a 12 month-long journey of leadership activities including three intensive residentials. The Future Leaders Program is designed to assist in the development of emerging and high potential arts leaders. The Program runs for six months including two intensive residentials.

Carclew Youth Arts, Project & Development Grants for Organisations
Applications close 15 September

Carclew Youth Arts offers these grants to organisations that are not for profit, incorporated bodies based in South Australia.

Grant McLennan Fellowship
Applications close 18 September
Nominations are now open for the 2017 Grant McLennan Fellowship, jointly funded by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and APRA AMCOS.

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.

AAA Grants Program
Applications close 29 September
MusicNSW and the City of Sydney are thrilled to announce the second-round of the AAA Grants program for all ages events in inner Sydney is now open for application.

Jetstar’s Flying Start Grant Program
Applications close 30 September
Jetstar’s Flying Start Program invites community groups and organisations across Australia to apply for a grant to fund a project that will enrich the lives of people in their local community.

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.

The Ian Potter Cultural Trust
No closing date
The Cultural Trust offers grants up to $7,000 to assist emerging and early career artists of exceptional talent to take up professional development opportunities, usually overseas.

Young People and the Arts Quick Response
Ongoing

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

Regional Partnerships
Ongoing

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

Government of Western Australia – Regional Touring Boost
Ongoing
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
Ongoing
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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