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Seed Fund Workshops
Applications close 15 October

Applications are open to Australian artists, artist managers and self-managed artists. Workshop participants will work with industry leaders to create a 12 month strategic plan to help them achieve their goals.

Arts South Australia, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Development
Applications close 20 October
Project Assistance supports individuals and groups of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists in the creative development, production or presentation of new work. You can seek assistance across literature, performing arts and visual arts, craft and design.

NSW Government Infrastructure Grants
Applications close 22 October
The NSW Government offers grants to communities across NSW to support the building, renovation and fitout of infrastructure.

Access Arts Achievement Award
Applications close 22 October

The Access Arts Achievement Award provides up to $10,000 in funding for Queensland artists, arts workers and producers with disability working in any art form to create, develop, present, produce, exhibit and/or tour their work.

City Renewal Authority’s 2019 City Grants
Applications close 23 October
The primary objective of City Grants is to develop and support the vitality of Canberra’s city centre through place-making initiatives that improve the amenity and experience of public places.

Creative Koori Employment
Applications close 24 October
Creative Koori aims to support and further develop NSW Aboriginal arts and culture

Rainbow Arts and Culture Foundation Artist Grants
Applications close 26 October
Provides emerging and established artists an opportunity to construct manage and present new work to a large audience in a natural, outdoor environment.

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.

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.

With One Voice Community Choir Social Franchise Seed
Applications close 9 November

To make it easier for communities to start their own choir, Creativity Australia is offering a limited number of start-up funding grants of up to $10,000.

Billy Thorpe Scholarship
Applications close 12 November
Now in its 11th year, the award provides $10,000 for an emerging artist to record with an established producer, and receive career-planning advice from Chugg Entertainment.

Flying Arts Alliance, Quick Response Grants
Applications close 30 November

The Regional Arts Fund (RAF) is an Australian Government program designed to benefit regional and remote arts practitioners, arts workers, audiences and communities. The fund is provided through Regional Arts Australia and is administered in Queensland by Flying Arts Alliance.

Penrith Conservatorium Music Scholarships
Applications close 30 November

Scholarships are open to all residents of the Greater Western Sydney region.

Career Development Grants for Individuals and Groups
Applications close 5 February

If you are an individual artist, arts worker or group of artists, this grant can provide support to further develop your skills or improve your capacity to build an enduring career.

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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