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ANZ Seeds of Renewal
Applications close 17 August
Through the Seeds of Renewal program, ANZ commits $250,000 which is distributed through grants of up to $15,000 to community organisations for projects that will help their community thrive.

Country Arts Project Fund
Applications close 17 August

The Project Fund is designed to benefit regional and remote artists, arts workers, audiences and communities by supporting and promoting participation in, and access to, art and culture.

Commercial Development Grants Program
Applications close 27 August
The Commercial Development Grants Program supports the development and growth of sustainable, professional creative practice in Western Australia.

Creative Capital Fund, Create NSW
Applications close 27 August
This program supports the improvement of arts and cultural infrastructure and purchase of equipment used for arts and cultural purposes in the Blue Mountains, Newcastle, Sydney, Western Sydney, and Wollongong.

Regional Partnerships, Create NSW
Applications close 27 August
This program supports significant and long-term partnerships in regional NSW that will stimulate and leave a legacy of strong and diverse regional arts and cultural activity.

Merlyn Myer Music Commission
Applications close 29 August
The commission has been designed to provide significant creative freedom to an accomplished professional, foster her artistic development and provide an opportunity for her new work to be performed and heard in an outstanding performance setting.

Creativity Australia Start-up Grants
Applications close 31 August
Local community groups, social businesses and not-for-profits wanting to promote social inclusion and tackle loneliness, isolation and disadvantage in their community are invited to apply.

Create NSW, Service Organisations Program Funding
Applications close 31 August
This program supports organisations whose primary purpose is providing services to members of the arts and cultural sector in NSW.

Create NSW, Arts and Cultural Organisations Program
Applications close 31 August
This program supports an annual program of multiple arts and cultural activities delivered throughout the calendar year. Funding can contribute to any aspect of the program.

Arts Tasmania, Tasmanian Residences
Applications close 1 September
The Tasmanian Residencies program supports Tasmanian artists to undertake residencies at wilderness, historical and cultural locations across Tasmania.

The Peter Schodde Memorial Piano Scholarship
Applications close 3 September

Valued at $5,000, the Scholarship is open to pianists between the ages of 18 and 26 who are passionate about their future.

City of Perth Arts Grants
Applications close 4 September
The City of Perth is calling for applications for its new round of Arts Grants.

Indent Event Development Grant
Applications close 5 September
MusicNSW is pleased to announce the Indent Event Development Grant Program for events in 2019. With two levels of funding, the grants support teams of young people who are interested in staging their own all-ages, drug, and alcohol-free music events.

Grant McLennan Fellowship
Applications close 17 September
The Fellowship will consist of an award of $25,000 to a Queensland based contemporary songwriter or songwriting duo.

Parramatta Artists Studio Residencies
Applications close 17 September
The Parramatta Artists Studios studio program offers critically-engaged studios to artists from Parramatta, Western Sydney and Greater Sydney.

Nathaniel O’Brien Class of Cabaret Scholarship
Applications close 30 September
Talented students from regional and outer metropolitan South Australia are encouraged to apply for Adelaide Festival Centre’s Nathaniel O’Brien Class of Cabaret Scholarship.

Copyright Agency Cultural Fund for Organisations
Applications close 5 October
The Cultural Fund provides support to organisations for projects that deliver opportunities for authors, journalists, artists and key industry stakeholders in the writing, publishing, education, and visual arts sectors.

Alex Legg Memorial Foundation Scholarship
Applications close 6 October
Offers a Melbourne based singer/songwriter to be mentored and assisted, both financially and in other ways to develop their songs and career in a meaningful way over a twelve month period.

Contemporary Music Touring Program
Applications close 2 October

The Contemporary Music Touring Program supports national touring activity undertaken by Australian musicians performing original contemporary music.

Create Victoria Small Regional Presenters
Applications close 4 October
Funding for regional communities to program and present shows, and supports skills development and capacity building by encouraging presenters to develop long term planning and audience development strategies.

Queensland Government Individuals Fund
Applications close 4 November
The Individuals Fund is for individual artists and cultural workers (emerging and established) to participate in transformational professional and career development opportunities.

American Express Music Backers Program
Ongoing
Over the next 12 months American Express is committing to support the Australian music industry by giving music venues, business, artists and fans the opportunity to share in a grant program valued at $1million.

Artist Support Quick Response
Ongoing

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

Women Nation Fund
Ongoing
The Women Nation Fund is a global, early-stage fund investing in female-founded live music businesses.  Its purpose is to provide access to capital for underrepresented female entrepreneurs in the Concert Promotions, Events and Festival space.

Regional and Remote Touring Fund
Ongoing

Supports the costs of touring performing arts shows to regional and remote towns and communities in Western Australia.

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.

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