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

Create NSW, Young Regional Artist Scholarship
Applications close 19 June
Scholarships are open to artists, performers and arts and cultural workers from all art forms, including dance, design, digital arts, history, Aboriginal arts, literature, music, theatre, screen, curatorial and the visual arts.

William Street Creative Hub
EOI’s close 29 June
The City of Sydney is calling for expressions of interest from artists, designers and creative organisations with big ideas to transform two warehouse spaces in its creative hub in the heart of East Sydney.

Hobson Bay City Council Events and Festivals Grants
Applications close 30 June

Up to $10,000 is available for events attracting local audiences and celebrating local identity and culture.

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

Create NSW, Service Organisations Program Funding
Applications close 3 July
Service Organisations Program funding is available to organisations whose primary purpose is providing services to members of the arts and cultural sector in NSW.

City of Sydney Cultural and Creative Grants
Applications close 24 July
Supports projects and initiatives that provide opportunities for creative participation, enhance creativity in the public domain and strengthen the sustainability and capacity of local cultural and creative industries.

City of Sydney Accommodation Grants
Applications close 24 July
Provides City-owned facilities and spaces to community groups, services and organisations at no charge or at reduced rates. A space is available for cultural organisations.

Country Arts Support Program (CASP)
Applications close 27 July
CASP is an annual small grants program administered by Regional Arts NSW (RANSW) on behalf of CreateNSW. This funding supports workshops, events and arts activities taking place across Regional NSW.

Creative Fellowships
Applications close 28 July
The National Library offers three Fellowships to support practising writers and artists to develop new work creatively using or inspired by the Library’s collections.

Ci2017 Scholarships
Applications close 31 July

Applications are now open for emerging leaders, innovators, social and for-profit entrepreneurs to win a scholarship place to Creative Innovation 2017 Asia Pacific conference.

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.

Creative Victoria, Music Works – Major Funding Rounds
Applications close 3 August
The Music Works Grants program invests in the development and support of Victoria’s contemporary music artists and music industries. It provides support for projects and programs that will develop and bring dynamism to Victoria’s contemporary music sector, increase employment and build cultural capital.

Regional Arts Fund (RAF) Community Grants
Applications close 10 August
The Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund supports sustainable cultural development in regional and remote Australia and meets the strategic priorities of supporting participation in, and access to, the arts and encouraging greater private sector support for the arts. The Regional Arts Fund is designed to benefit regional and remote arts practitioners, arts workers, audiences and communities.

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.

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.

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.

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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