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Parramatta Lanes, Performance Works
Applications close 8 June

Proposals are sought from artists, designers and performers to produce and present site-specific art installations and performance works for the 2018 event.

The Sidney Myer Creative Fellowships
Applications close 10 June
The Sidney Myer Creative Fellowships provide tax-free grants of $160,000 over two years to individual artists, arts managers and thought leaders in the humanities.

The Accessible Arts and Bundanon Trust Artist-in-Residence Program
Applications close 13 June
The program welcomes around 350 artists each year from all disciplines and levels of experience, making it highly sought after by artists nationally. A residency experience at the Bundanoon Trust provides artists with the opportunity to develop their art forms in the beautiful surroundings of the residency complex.

Canberra Wellington Indigenous Artist Exchange
Applications close 13 June
The Canberra Wellington Indigenous Artist Exchange pilot will provide the opportunity for a local Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander artist to spend up to six weeks in Wellington to work in a new environment and to engage with Māori culture, Wellington-based artists, organisations and the wider community.

City of Sydney Subsidised Studio Apartments
Applications close 15 June

City of Sydney are taking applications for six 1-bedroom subsidised studio apartments on William Street in Darlinghurst. Applications are also open for their 2-bedroom apartment above Waterloo Library.

Bundanon Trust Artist-in-Residence Program
Applications close 18 June
The Bundanon Trust Artist-in-Residence program is open to arts professionals from Australia and overseas, working in all disciplines. This includes artists, writers, performers, producers, directors, composers, curators and educators. Residencies can be for research and development or for the creation of new work.

Arts Tasmania Quick Response Grants
Applications close 24 June

Supported by the Regional Arts Fund which is an Australian Government initiative supporting cultural activity in regional and remote Australia.

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.

National Library of Australia Creative Arts Fellowship
Applications close 1 July

The Library offers two fellowships for practising artists and writers to use the Library’s diverse collections to develop new creative work. Applicants can be established or emerging, working in any art form or writing genre.

Disability Inclusion Grants
Applications close 2 July
The Disability Inclusion Grants provide opportunity for community groups, organisations and small businesses to apply for financial support in the form of a grant, to enable organisations to become more inclusive and accessible for people with disability.

Helpmann Academy Elevate Mentorship Program
Applications close 6 July
The Elevate Mentorship Program is a valuable way to build on an emerging career by providing knowledge and experience beyond study, at a point of transition and exploration.

Creative Victoria Creators Fund
Applications close 26 July

The Creators Fund paves the way for independent creatives to take their practice and their careers to the next level.

Aboriginal Arts Grants Program
Applications close 30 July

The Aboriginal Arts Grants Program supports the long-term growth and sustainability of Aboriginal arts and culture in Western Australia.

Grant McLennan Fellowship
Applications open in July

The Fellowship will consist of an award of $25,000 to a Queensland based contemporary songwriter or songwriting duo.

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.

Arts South Australia Artist Fellowship
Applications close 6 August
A Fellowship is an opportunity for an established independent artist to secure significant funding towards the advancement of their professional career and arts practice.

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.

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.

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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