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Arts and Cultural Funding Program - Annual Funding for Organisations - 2023-24 Round 1

ClosedGrant Closed: 21st of August 2023 - 5:00 pm Value: Up to $200,000 Run By: Create NSW Further Information: https://www.nsw.gov.au/grants-and-funding/annual-funding-arts

Annual funding for arts and cultural organisations including local government authorities supports innovation, vibrancy and creativity within the NSW arts and cultural sector. Annual funding for organisations is provided on an annual basis to support arts and cultural organisations, local government authorities and service organisations to deliver arts and cultural activities throughout a single calendar or financial year.

Annual funding objectives:

  • deliver a dynamic and diverse range of arts and cultural experiences to communities across NSW
  • contribute to the development of a vibrant and accessible arts and cultural sector
  • support the employment and development of professional NSW-based artists and arts/cultural workers (including museum workers).

To be eligible to apply for annual funding, your organisation must have a clearly defined focus on arts and cultural activity that either:

  • benefits NSW by employing professional NSW artists or arts and cultural workers (including museum workers)
  • provides arts and cultural experiences to the people of NSW.

Organisations can only submit 1 application for either project funding or annual funding. Aboriginal organisations can only submit 1 application to 1 of the following funding programs: annual funding, project funding or Creative Koori Projects.

Funding is available for a wide range of arts and cultural activities including:

  • creative development
  • public presentation
  • commissioning professional artists
  • community collaborations/partnerships
  • research and/or development
  • audience engagement
  • making work accessible to audience/artists with disability
  • conservation and/or development of collections and archives (including Aboriginal Keeping Places).
  • business development activities including new responses to environmental changes.
  • local government authority programs
  • for profit organisations program must demonstrate a break-even or non-profit budget.

Project start and end date must be between 1 January 2024 and 30 June 2025.

Last Updated: 12th of July 2023
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