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Creative Capital Fund
Applications close 10 November

A new fund for arts and cultural venues in three NSW cities, up to $60,000 is up for grabs.

City of Sydney, Live Music and Performance Grant
Applications close 13 November
This is a matched grant up to $30,000 for venue improvements to grow and enhance the quality and quantity of programming.

City of Sydney, Night-Time Diversification Grant
Applications close 13 November
This is a matched grant up to $30,000 for 1 or 2 years for programming at night (6pm to 6am) to encourage increased variety of offerings in commercial precincts.

Small Regional Presenters Grant
Applications close 15 November
Provides funding for regional communities to program and present shows in their area. It also supports skills development and capacity building.

Rainbow Arts and Culture Foundation, Artist Grant Program
Applications close 17 November
Provides emerging and established artists an opportunity to construct manage and present new work to a large audience in a natural, outdoor environment.

Australia Council, Strategic Marketing Fund
Round 1 closes 28 November
The Strategic International Market Fund provides support for artists and arts organisations to respond to opportunities and develop networks in target international markets that directly follow on from strategic initiatives delivered by the Australia Council.

Indent Event Development Grants Program
Applications close 1 December
The grant funds all-ages music events in 2018 such as gigs, band comps, regional tours and more.

The Kristian Fredrikson Scholarship for Design In The Performing Arts
Applications close 1 December
The scholarship provides $12,000.00 biennially to assist an Australian designer or maker to study overseas. The successful applicant must demonstrate a strong level of originality, creativity, technical skills, commitment to their profession and submit a viable study plan.

BodyMinded Scholarships
Applications close 5 December
An opportunity for teachers and students to apply for the BodyMinded Scholarship Program in 2018.

Ian Potter Foundation Arts Grants
Applications close 8 December
Grants to support innovative arts organisations fostering sector or art form development to host artists in fellowships, mentorships or other professional development opportunities of at least 12 months.

Women’s Leadership Development Grants
Applications close 15 December
Scholarship funding for women in the arts sector. This fee support opportunity provides women with scholarships of between $3,000 and $8,000.

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, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 and performers looking to use studio, performance and exhibition space for development and presentation of new work.

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

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

$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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