The Seed Arts Grant Fund aims to assist Australian artists from any background, creating art and music across any genre, to establish themselves as self-sustained professionals. For information visit www.theseedfund.org.
The Australia Council for the Arts has launched the Creative Australia Artists Grants, a five-year program of funding which will support artists, including young and emerging artists, across all art forms to deliver new artistic works, undertake fellowships and create additional presentations to Australian audiences. For more information visit www.australiacouncil.gov.au/creativeaustralia
The Department of Immigration and Citizenship Emerging Issues Funding provides grants of up to $200,000 for large scale projects that strengthen social cohesion, community harmony and cross cultural understanding. Incorporated, not-for-profit organisations and local government are welcome to apply. Go to www.harmony.gov.au for more information.
The Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) For application forms and guidelines go to www.goldcoastcity.com.au/artfund, call (07) 5581 6075 or email email@example.com
Council's Rapid Response Cultural Development Fund provides fast-turnaround grants of under $1000 for arts workers, and arts and cultural organisations. The Rapid Response funding is ongoing. Guidelines and application forms can be downloaded from the Cultural Directory site.
Funding up to $15,000 is available to preserve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural heritage in Queensland. Further information is available on the Department of Natural Resources and Water website www.nrw.qld.gov.au or by contacting the Cultural Heritage Coordination Unit on (07) 3238 3838.
The Mercy Foundation offers small grants (under $5000) for activities and projects that focus on addressing disadvantage, especially to women and children. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. Contact the Foundation on (02) 9699 8726 or firstname.lastname@example.org
ABC Radio's Regional Production Fund commissions work form experienced radio producers and talented content providers who live outside the major capital cities. ABC is looking for documentary features or series, music segments, drama, comedy, serials, short stories, history, poetry, discussion programs or creative broadcast events. This program is ongoing. For more information visit the ABC Radio RPF site.
The Australia Council's Flying Start provides professional development grants for new artistic directors and general managers. Contact Cat Jones by phone (02) 9215 9323, email email@example.com or visit the Flying Start site.
The Australia Council's ArtLab offers grants for new collaborations between artists to engage in a significant period of interdisciplinary research and creative development. Contact Lia Kemp by phone (02) 9215 9116, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the ArtLab site.
The Australia Council's International Pathways supports international touring by Australian musicians performing predominantly original Australian music. For more information phone 1800 226 912 or visit the International Pathways site.
The Australia Council's Playing the world aims to assist Australian theatre artists to develop international markets and reach new audiences overseas. For more information phone 1800 226 912 or visit the Playing the World site.
Microsoft | Unlimited Potential Software Donations is a charitable program through which Microsoft donates the latest software technology to eligible non-profit organisations. This fund is ongoing. For more information phone 13 20 58 or visit the Microsoft site.
The AMP Foundation has a Community Fundraising Program where Financial Planners partner with local community groups to fundraise for a program of local need. This program is ongoing. For more information phone (02) 9257 7601, email email@example.com or visit AMP site.
New funding opportunities have now opened at
The Foundation for Young Australians
aimed at supporting and developing the ideas, skills and communities of young Australians, aged 12 to 25.
The Spark Fund is a new initiative that will financially support a young person or group of young people all aged 12 to 25 years, to ‘Ignite an innovative idea’ which makes a positive contribution to the community and enhances their skills and experiences.
Indigenous Small Grants provide funding to Indigenous organisations and organisations that work with Indigenous young people and communities to develop new initiatives as well as the expansion of existing successful initiatives.
The Robert Riley Scholarship supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in pursuit of studies in the fields of law, legal practice, human rights, child protection, criminology and criminal or juvenile justice.
The Indigenous Youth Leadership Program funded by the Australian Government Department of Education, Science and Training provides scholarships and leadership opportunities for young Indigenous Australians, generally from remote areas, studying at a tertiary level.
For further information on each funding opportunity, as well as application forms and guidelines, visit www.youngaustralians.org or contact The Foundation for Young Australians on (03) 9670 5436.
The Arts Queensland Guidelines for Project Grants Program
and application forms for the Individual Professional Development Program - grants up to $10,000 and grants $10,000 and over are now available for downloading from Arts Queensland's website www.arts.qld.gov.au. Let’s see lots of applications from the Gold Coast this year.
$150,000 is now available from Arts Queensland under the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy to support artist-run initiatives in Visual Arts and Craft, . Visit www.arts.qld.gov.au for more information.
Queensland Government funding of $200,000 is available for a range of projects that help the state's young people become more involved in their communities. The Youth Engagement initiative would provide up to $15,000 to eligible community-based organisations across Queensland.
For more information on the Youth Engagement funding, visit www.communities.qld.gov.au or phone 1300 555 954.
Arts Queensland’s funding program for amounts between $10,000 and $50,000 so now is the time to start planning your application. Individual artists can apply for up to $3,000 for professional development projects. This grant is on going. Visit www.arts.qld.gov.au for more information.
The Australian Children’s Television Foundation’s Independent Project Investment Program provides funding for provides development finance for producers, script writers, script editors, and consultants as well as funds for budget preparation. For information, visit www.actf.com.au/funding/funding.htm.
The Australian Film Commission has several funding programs . Visit www.afc.gov.au for more information.
Community Cultural Development grants and New Media Arts grants through the Australia Council for the Artst Visit www.ozco.gov.au for guidelines and application forms.
Are there any long-term licensed community radio stations or holders of a temporary community broadcast license out there? The Community Broadcasting Foundation’s Ethnic Broadcasting grants close soon. Visit www.cbf.com.au for more information.
And finally, here’s a special philanthropic program that you might not know about, the American Express Philanthropic Program. Their Cultural Heritage program of funding may be of particular interest to arts and cultural organisations. The web site is www.americanexpress.com/corp/giving_back.asp.
The Gold Coast City Council’s Rapid Response Cultural Development Fund and Regional Arts Development Fund. Guidelines and application forms are on the web site www.goldcoastcity.com.au/cultural and follow the links to Funding Central.
Project Funding - up to $3,000.
Purpose: To support excellence in the arts, economic development and innovation by providing one-off funding to individuals, partnerships and not-for-profit organisations working in any art form.
Australian Film Commission (AFC)
Documentaries, Early Development - up to $5,000.
Purpose: To assist documentary practitioners in the early development of pitching materials to enable them to attract marketplace development or production finance or support.
Documentaries, Shooting Time-Critical Material - up to $15,000.
Purpose: To support the shooting at short notice of time-critical material integral to the success of a project, in order to attract finance.
Drama Development, Draft Funding - up to $26,000.
Purpose: To provide a limited number of single-draft development investments for teams with produced feature film credits.
General Development Investment Program - up to $70,000.
Purpose: To support practitioners working in feature film, documentary and television, who are capable of developing and financing projects through to production by providing ongoing support for their infrastructure and development slates.
Industry and Cultural Development - National Touring Exhibition Fund - $Open.
Purpose: To support the touring exhibition of film, video and interactive digital media programs.
Interactive Digital Media - Early Development Funding - up to $15,000.
Purpose: To fund the development costs associated with the early development of an individual interactive digital media project.
The Australia Council for the Arts
Dance, New Work - $Various.
Purpose: To support the creation of new dance work.
Dance - Skills and Arts Development (Arts Development) - Up to $10,000.
Purpose: To foster excellence in dance and movement arts by providing programs and services that contribute to the development of the dance sector overall.
Dance - Skills and Arts Development (Skills Development) - Up to $10,000.
Purpose: To foster excellence in dance and movement arts by providing professional development opportunities.
Literature, New Work - Up to $25,000.
Purpose: To assist the creation of new work by emerging, developing and established Australian writers and picture book illustrators.
Music, New Work - $Various.
Purpose: To support one-off projects which involve the creation of new musical material or a creative project.
Music, Presentation and Promotion - $Various.
Purpose: To support one-off projects that present, publish, distribute and/or market quality music of any style.
Music, Skills and Arts Development - $Various.
Purpose: To support skills development for professional artists and artsworkers, and programs and services of organizations which contribute to the development of music practice in Australia.
New Media Arts, New Work - $10,000.
Purpose: To support the creation of interdisciplinary art and/or new media art.
Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF)
For more information visit www.goldcoastcity.com.au/cultural and follow the links to 'Funding Central'.
Microsoft Unlimited Potential Software Donations program
The Microsoft Unlimited Potential Software Donations program has an assessment round in October. This program provides software to eligible non-profit organisations (individuals are not able to apply).
For more information visit www.microsoft.com
Federal Government’s Register of Cultural Organizations
If your organisation is interested in exploring philanthropic programs such as this, as opposed to sponsorship or government funding, your chances are greatly enhanced if you’re on the Federal Government’s Register of Cultural Organisations. This is not a direct grant, but nonetheless a great indirect grant to offer your supporters tax deductibility for donations to cover the field of: literature, music, performing arts, visual arts, design, crafts, film, radio, television, video, Aboriginal arts, community arts, promotion/preservation, study etc of movable cultural heritage. The Register was established in March 1991, and allows qualifying cultural bodies to offer donors the incentive of a tax deduction. Under these arrangements it is possible for cultural groups to seek financial support for a wide range of cultural activities - for example: the creation of a new theatrical work; the publication of a literary magazine; or the building of a community arts centre.
For more information guidelines and application forms visit the www.dcita.gov.au .
Australia Council for the Arts’ Dance, Literature and New
Funding rounds close over the next two months for the Australia Council for the Arts’ Dance, Literature and New Media programs.
For more information visit www.ozco.gov.au.
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The Currumbin RSL is proud to announce that funding has been made available for local organisations such as cultural, community and sporting groups. To apply for the Currumbin RSL Community Benefit Fund. For further information, phone Carol Cooke on (07) 5534 7999.
The Australian Film Commission is currently offering a number of grants for production, travel and internships. For further information, phone (02) 9321 6444, freecall 1800 226 615 or visit www.afc.gov.au .
Check the Australia Council for the Arts web site for up-to-date funding information. Grants are currently on offer for organisations and individuals. For further information, phone (02) 9215 9000, free call 1800 226 912 or visit ozco.gov.au
Perpetual Trustees Australia Limited are offering a number of grants for organisations with the aim of supporting a wide range charitable purposes and projects within the community. For further information, phone (02) 9229 3957, free call 1800 501 227 or visit www.perpetual.com.au/CPS
The Foundation for Young
Australians has funding available for young people or organisations that
work with young people. For further information, visit
Check the Australia Council for the Arts web site for up-to-date funding information. Grants are currently on offer for organizations and individuals. For further information phone (02) 9215 9000, free call 1800 226 912 or visit www.ozco.gov.au
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