Here are a large number of grants and other funding opportunities available to artists and organisations based in regional Australia.





Regional Arts NSW is the peak body and support agency for arts and cultural development in NSW. Regional Arts NSW works together with the fourteen independent regional arts boards (including Murray Arts) to address the challenge of diversity across the state and to enrich the arts and cultural lives of those living in regional, rural and remote areas. 

RANSW has developed a fabulous grants and funding calendar which list grants according to closing date.

Regional Arts Victoria

Regional Arts Victoria is the peak body for regional artists and arts organisations, and the leading organisation for regional creative practice in Victoria. 


Create NSW is the NSW Government’s arts and culture policy and development body. 


Creative Victoria is the state government body dedicated to championing, growing and supporting Victoria's creative industries. We invest in the ideas, talent, organisations, events and projects that make Victoria a creative state.



Regional Arts Australia is the key national body representing those working with and for the arts in regional and remote Australia. 

The Australia Council for the Arts is the peak national arts organisation for Australia.


The Ministry for the Arts develop policies and deliver programs that encourage excellence in the arts, help to protect our cultural heritage and support public access to and participation in, arts and culture in Australia.



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NAVA is the National Association for Visual Arts and is the national peak body for the visual and media arts, craft and design sector.

Theatre Network Australia (TNA) is the leading industry development organisation for the performing arts, prioritising independent artists and small to medium companies. 


Ausdance are Australia's peak body for dance. The leader in dance advocacy and in bringing new resources and funding to the profession through partnerships and collaborations.


APRA/AMCOS helps music creators get paid for their work and give music users easy ways to legally play and copy what they like.

MusicNSW is the Peak Body for Contemporary Music in NSW. MusicNSW is set up to represent, promote and develop the contemporary music industry in New South Wales, Australia, in addition to managing a number of Music Development projects.


Music Victoria is the contemporary music industry peak body for Victoria, Australia; an independent and non-partisan body established to support the Victorian Music community

Museums & Galleries of NSW helps small-medium museums, galleries and Aboriginal cultural centres create exciting experiences for visitors and, through this, thriving local NSW communities. We don't run museums, galleries and cultural centres but we care about those who do.

Screen Australia is a Federal Government agency charged with supporting Australian screen development, production and promotion.


Playwriting Australia is the national organisation working with playwrights and theatre artists from all backgrounds and at all levels of their careers.

Copyright Agency Limited is a not for profit rights management organisation. We enable the use of text and images in return for fair payment to writers, visual artists and publishers. 

Arts Law is Australia’s independent national community legal centre for the arts. It provides free or low cost specialised legal advice, education and resources to Australian artists and arts organisations.  

Creative Partnerships Australia aims to grow the culture of giving, investment, partnership and volunteering; bringing donors, businesses, artists and arts organisations together to foster a more sustainable and vibrant arts sector. 

The Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR) is a not-for-profit organisation that harnesses the power of collective investment between government, business and philanthropy to improve the lives of those living in rural, regional and remote Australia.


ArtsHub is Australia’s leading portal for professionals working within the arts, where a community registered users read, write and share their knowledge and passion for the industry.



Featured Grants


NSW Artists' Grants, deadline 20 January 2018


The NSW Artists’ Grant has been initiated by NAVA to assist professional visual and media arts, craft and design practitioners residing in NSW to produce, present and promote their work throughout NSW, interstate and overseas. This program is funded by Create NSW. 
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Arts and Cultural Projects

Applications close: 11 December 2017
Create NSW Arts and Cultural Projects funding supports professional arts and cultural projects at any stage of the creative process. Up to $60,000 for projects delivered within 12 months or up to $75,000 for projects delivered over more than 12 months. 
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Fellowships for Indigenous Writers

Applications close: 15 December 2017
The program invites both unpublished and published Indigenous writers to apply for a one-week residency at Varuna, the National Writers’ House. Set in the Blue Mountains of NSW, Varuna. Ph: (02) 4782 5674.
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Making Culture Happen Artist-In-Residence

Expressions of Interest 
The Falls Creek Artist-In-Residence program provides an opportunity for artists, designers, academics and creative individuals or groups to take time away from their usual obligations and draw from the unique features of Victoria's pristine alpine environment. 
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First Call Fund 

Applications Ongoing 
This program seeks to support schools and community groups so they can experience the huge variety of live performances, workshops and other participatory events at Arts Centre Melbourne. 
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