Grant Resorce Sheet Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates from the Australian Government.  
Grant NameGrant BodyDescriptionDeadlineLink
Small Project Grants (Quick Response)CREATENSWThis grant supports the creation, development and presentation of new work and professional development or promotion for NSW-based professional artists and arts and cultural workers. This quick response grant mechanism offers grants from $500 to $5,000 towards projects.
Eligible activities include projects that must be clearly defined as arts and cultural activities. The project must start at least three weeks after the date the application is submitted.
This grant is for individuals rather than organisations.
Closes 30 June 2021For grant guidelines, please click here.
Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) FundDept of the ArtsThe RISE Fund is supporting the arts and entertainment sector to reactivate. The program is targeting funding towards the arts and entertainment sector organisations who are seeking to restart, re-imagine or create new activities. The program is intended to assist by providing finance to assist the presentation of new or re-shaped cultural and creative activities and events.Closes 31 May 2021For grant guidelines, please click here.
COVID 19 Arts Sustainability Fund (GO4287)Arts Sustainability FundThe COVID-19 Arts Sustainability Fund aims to provide ‘last resort’ funding assistance to significant Australian Government-funded arts organisations that are assessed to be at imminent risk of insolvency as a direct result of COVID-19, having taken all reasonable action to maintain their financial position.Closes 31 May 2021For grant guidelines, please click here.
Re-imagine: Sector Recovery Initiatives: Stream 1Australian Council for the ArtsCultural and Creative Solutions Seeks to supports artists and organisations to re-imagine practice and operations in light of COVID-19 impacts.
This stream will invest in ideas and opportunities that create cultural equity, social inclusion and sustainable business models and careers for artists and cultural and creative workers.
Grants of up to $50,000 are available.
Closes 23 February 2021For grant guidelines, please click here.
Re-imagine: Sector Recovery Initiatives: Stream 2Australian Council for the ArtsIndustry Collaborations
Seeks to supports future-focused, cross-industry collaborations across and beyond the cultural and creative industries.
This stream will invest in strategic cross-industry collaborations that explore new models of development and delivery.
Grants of up to $100,000 are available.
A total funding pool of $2 million is available
Eligible activities include:
Action research: Undertaking research, producing knowledge, sharing information sharing, critical reflection.
Transformation models: Exploring new ways of doing business, producing, presenting, or reaching new audiences.
Market development: Gathering and sharing market intelligence, peer-to-peer exchange, partnerships and collaboration, expanding audiences and networks.
Cross-industry collaborations: Across cultural, creative and other industries to build future pathways and ways of working. (For Industry Collaborations only)
Collaborations: Building future pathways and ways of working. (For Cultural and Creative Solutions only)
Future-proofing: Re-imagining future practice and operations. (For Cultural and Creative Solutions only)
Closes 23 February 2021For grant guidelines, please click here.
Live Music Australia - Round 2 (GO4553)Live Music AustraliaThe Live Music Australia program will provide support to the live music sector, with a focus on small to medium venues that support high quality original Australian live music that is professionally staged. It aims to revive business ventures in local suburbs, towns and regions across the country, building capacity for a sustainable live music scene with strong community roots, in all parts of Australia. The first year of funding is aimed at preparing live music venues to become operational following the impacts of COVID-19 on the industry.
The program will:support the development, growth and innovation of Australian contemporary live music by increasing performance opportunities for original contemporary music by Australian artists support a sustainable venue-based live music industry by building professional capacity within venues
• support partnerships, collaboration and networks across the Australian live music industry.
Grants will be $5,000 to $100,000, with a total grant amount of $2.5m.
Closes 18 February 2021For grant guidelines, please click here.
Arts Projects - OrganisationsAustralian Council for the ArtsThis program funds a range of activities that deliver benefits to the arts sector and wider public, including national and international audiences. Organisations that undertake arts programs, projects or that provide services to artists are welcome to apply for a single project, a suite of projects or annual programs of activity.
Grants are available from $20,000 to $100,000. Activities must last no longer than two years from the proposed start date.
Please note: Your project must take into account the latest advice regarding COVID-19.
Eligible activities include:
professional skills development, including mentoring and residencies | the creation of new work | practice-based research | creative development | experimentation | collaborationtouring | festivals | productions | exhibitions | performances | publishing | recording | activities to develop the arts sector | promotion and marketing | market development activity | activities that creatively engage communities.
Closes 2 March 2021For grant guidelines, please click here.
Arts and Cultural Funding ProgramAnnual Organisation Funding
Funding is provided on an annual basis to support arts and cultural organisations (including service organisations) to deliver arts and cultural activities that benefit NSW. Funding can contribute to any aspect of an organisation’s program throughout a single calendar or financial year.
Funding is available for a wide range of activities, including:
creation of new arts and cultural work, practice-based research or experimentation, and professional development | production, exhibition, presenting, publishing or recording, touring | and festivals | promotion and marketing | audience growth and development | conservation and/or development of collections and archives (including Aboriginal Keeping Places) | business development activities including new responses to environmental changes | partnerships, capacity building and sustainability.
Funding is not available under this program for filmmaking and screen production, mainstream animation and film festivals (see screen.nsw.gov.au for funding opportunities in this area).
For Annual Organisation funding, the maximum amount of funding that you can apply for is $140,000.
Round 2 opens Monday 1 February 2021 and closes Monday 1 March 2021.For grant guidelines, please click here.
Project Funding Funding is available for a wide range of arts and cultural activity, including:
•the creative development and/or public presentation of work(s), for example, literary works, music, dance or theatre pieces
•commissioning professional artists – for example, a writer, composer, choreographer or visual artist – to develop a work for an event
•partnerships (including those with the non-arts sector) to develop arts and culture in a specific region, Priority Area or artform/discipline
•community collaborations involving professional artists, to develop skills, public performances, exhibitions or participatory events
•the development and presentation of a new museum display featuring items from current and/or new or borrowed collections
•arts and cultural activities aimed at engaging young people, particularly students attending geographically and/or socio-economically disadvantaged schools
•extending an artist’s or organisation’s practice, audiences or markets
•developing and deepening audience engagement with arts and culture.
Funding is not available under this program for filmmaking and screen production, mainstream animation and film festivals (see screen.nsw.gov.au for funding opportunities in this area).
For Project funding, the maximum amount of funding that you can apply for is $60,000.

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