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The Bridge Artist Support Program
Applications open 18 January
A total of $300,000 will be granted across four years, with up to $50,000 of cash support and $25,000 of in-kind support provided across a single calendar year.

Jon Lemon Artist in Residence Program
Applications close 18 January
This residency is offered in recognition of one of the world’s leading and most experienced live-sound engineers. You can apply for up to $3000 for a project that enables you to focus on creating a new body of work during a period of residency in one of the two song writing rooms based at St Paul’s Creative Centre.

Billy Thorpe Scholarship
Applications close 21 January
Arts Queensland’s annual Billy Thorpe Scholarship provides the opportunity to record with an established producer and to meet with and receive advice around career planning from a representative from Chugg Entertainment.

Creative Sparks Grants Program
Applications close 29 January
The Creative Sparks Grants Program is an arts and cultural grants program managed by Brisbane City Council in partnership with the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

 Lord Mayor’s Young and Emerging Artists Fellowships
Applications close 29 January
The Lord Mayor’s Young and Emerging Artists Fellowships supports young and emerging Brisbane artists and artsworkers aged between 17 and 30.

The Marten Bequest
Applications close 31 January
Travelling scholarships from The Marten Bequest are administered by the Australia Council on behalf of Perpetual as trustee. The scholarships provide financial support under the categories acting, architecture, ballet, instrumental music, painting, poetry, prose, sculpture and singing to help talented Australian artists achieve their dreams.

Lady Mollie Isabelle Askin Ballet and Sir Robert William Askin Operatic Scholarship
Applications close 31 January
This scholarship helps to further culture and advance education in Australia by providing travelling scholarships for Australian citizens with outstanding ability and promise in Ballet & Opera.

Playing Queensland Fund
Applications close 31 January
The Playing Queensland Fund supports the delivery of performing and visual arts projects that are ready to tour and have demonstrated community interest and confirmed demand.

Arts Leverage Fund
Applications close 31 January
The Arts Leverage Fund works to promote private sector giving by matching eligible cash sponsorship and philanthropy dollar for dollar, while leveraging government investment in Queensland-based arts and cultural organisations.

The Brian Boak Outstanding Performer Bursary
Applications close 31 January
This Bursary offers support to a suitably qualified applicant with demonstrated exceptional performance and career potential.

Australia Council, Career Development Grant
Applications close 6 February
If you are an individual artist, arts worker or group of artists, a Career Development Grant can provide support to further develop your skills or improve your capacity to build an enduring career in the arts.

Australia Council for the Arts, Contemporary Touring Initiative
Applications close 6 February
The grant provides up to three years of funding for the development and/or national touring of nationally significant contemporary visual arts and craft exhibitions.

Australia Council, Arts Projects
Applications close 6 February
Arts Projects program funds a range of activities that deliver benefits to the arts sector and wider public, including national and international audiences.

Innovation in Marketing Fund
Applications close 15 February

The Innovation in Marketing Fund provides one-off support for discrete marketing projects that explore different ways of engaging audiences, building brand awareness and increasing income for existing programs, products or activities within the creative industries.

Art Music Fund 2018
Applications close 20 February
Australian and New Zealand art music composers have the chance to share in A$100,000 worth of funding to create new commissioned work thanks to the APRA AMCOS Art Music Fund.

Queensland Destination Events Program
Applications close 22 February
The Queensland Destination Events Program seeks to leverage the crucial link between events and the destinations in which they are staged, extending the flow of the economic, marketing and social benefits of events throughout metropolitan and regional Queensland.

Aboriginal Regional Arts Fund
Applications close 26 February
The Aboriginal Regional Arts Fund (ARAF) supports arts projects that celebrate and promote Aboriginal cultural identities in regional NSW and, by doing so, make the rich and diverse Aboriginal cultures of regional NSW more visible and accessible.

Regional Arts Fund
Applications close 15 March
The Regional Arts Fund is an Australian Government initiative supporting cultural activity in regional and remote Australia, the program is administered in the state by Arts Tasmania.

Arts South Australia, Project Grants
Applications close 26 March
Project Grants support independent artists in the development of new work and its production or presentation. The grant also assists touring and expansion of markets of new and existing works, regionally, nationally and internationally.

Jetstar’s Flying Start Program
Applications close 31 March
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
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.

Artist Support Quick Response Grants
Applications close 2 April
Artist Support Quick Response funding provides professional development opportunities for NSW-based professional artists and arts workers to support skills development, take up outstanding opportunities of significance for their practice and/or develop markets.

Aboriginal Quick Response Grants
Applications close 2 April
Funding supports professional and market development opportunities for NSW Aboriginal artists and arts workers.

Community Presenter Touring Grant
Applications close 9 April

The Grant is designed to broaden access to professional productions to audiences in regional and remote NSW, and local councils, community groups, professional arts organisations as well as artists themselves area all encouraged to apply.

Arts South Australia, Festivals and Venues: Contemporary Music Grant
Applications close 16 April
Festivals and Venues grants are available for activities that support live performance opportunities for South Australian artists, and audience development for contemporary music in South Australia.

City of Yarra Room To Grow Grants
Applications close 20 May
The Room to Create Responsive Grant Program are quick response grants, intended to help creative spaces and live music venues stay in Yarra.

Australia Council Fellowships
Applications close 5 June
Australia Council Fellowships of $80,000 support outstanding, established artists’ creative activity and professional development for a period of up to two years.

Creative Victoria Music Passport Grants
Applications close 30 June
This program seeks to support not for profit organisations to undertake international activities that increase economic opportunities for Victoria’s contemporary popular music sector.

Arts NT, Community Arts Festivals Grants
Ongoing
Community Arts Festival grants offer support for community festivals to develop and present arts and cultural programs in the Northern Territory (NT).

Arts Queensland – Arts Business Innovation Fund (ABIF)
Ongoing
The purpose of ABIF is to support innovation to strengthen income generating and entrepreneurial capacity in not-for-profit arts and cultural businesses.

Country Arts SA, Arts Pitch Grants
Ongoing
South Australian resident, practising, professional artists either individuals, or those who are a part of a group, are invited to apply.

Young People and the Arts Quick Response
Ongoing

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

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.

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

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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