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Community Broadcasting Association of Australia (CBAA) Scholarship
Applications close midnight May 24

Scholarships are available for radio broadcasters & stakeholders wishing to attend the 2017 CBAA Conference, from 9 – 12 November on the Gold Coast, QLD.

The Peter Schodde Memorial Piano Scholarship
Applications close 26 May
The scholarship is open to pianists between the ages of 18 and 26 and provides the opportunity to undertake further study or development of a project, locally, interstate or overseas.

City of Melbourne Arts Grants
Applications close 29 May
Are you an illustrator, podcaster, musician, sculptor, writer, performance artist or other creative type? Apply now for a City of Melbourne arts grant and you could receive a grant of up to $20,000 per applicant to pursue your passion. Grants are open Australia-wide, though the activation or outcome of the work must occur in the City of Melbourne municipality.

APRA AMCOS, Annual Music Grants
Applications close 31 May
APRA AMCO’s music grants program is an investment in the future of music. They support projects, events and organisations that benefit our members. Each year they allocate 1.75% of APRA’s distributable revenue to fund hundreds of initiatives across the music industry in Australia and New Zealand.

Australia Council, Career Development Grants
Applications close 6 June

An Australia Council grant for individual artists, arts workers or group of artists who want to develop skills or improve capacity to build an enduring career in the arts.

Ian Potter Foundation’s Conference Program Funding
Applications close 6 June
The Ian Potter Foundation’s Conference program funding supports the exchange and dissemination of ideas and knowledge across a global stage by assisting organisations to bring international keynote speakers to Australia.

Good Music Neighbours Funding
Applications close 7 June
The Good Music Neighbours program is part of a ground up approach to support the venues and industry that add so much to our cultural conversation and to provide meaningful support to our iconic live music sector.

BCC, Lord Mayor’s Suburban Initiative Fund
Applications close 16 June
Brisbane City Councils (BCC)’s Lord Mayor’s Suburban Initiative Fund supports community projects that build stronger communities in Brisbane.

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

Westpac Foundation Community Grants
Applications close 9 June
To celebrate Westpac’s 200th year, Westpac Foundation will be awarding 200 Community Grants worth $2 million to local, not-for-profit community organisations helping transform the lives of fellow Australians experiencing disadvantage.

Create NSW, 360 VISION: VR Development Initiative for the Arts
Applications close 13 June
The NSW Government, through Create NSW, is offering six grants of up to $20,000 each for professional artists and cultural practitioners to develop virtual reality (VR) work.

Create NSW, Arts and Cultural Projects
Applications close 13 June
Arts and Cultural Projects funding supports professional arts and cultural projects at any stage of the creative process.

Create NSW Regional Arts Touring
Applications close 13 June
Regional Arts Touring funding supports projects that provide access to arts and culture for audiences living in regional NSW.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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