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Find funding

There are many arts and cultural grants available for people living in regional NSW and beyond. 


Each month we include funding and creative opportunities in our bulletin/newsletter - click here to subscribe

Past editions can be viewed on the NEWSLETTERS tab.


On this page, we have included information on the grants facilitated by South West Arts. There are also links to funding and grant-making organisations you may want to explore and links to other useful organisations.

Grants we can help you with

Regional Arts NSW has three main grant programs each year. The application process for these grants is managed locally through South West Arts, so please contact us to discuss the idea or project you would like funded.

Regional Arts NSW grant information is available to view HERE.

All Artforms, open to Individuals and Organisations.

Grant making organisations

Scholarships, Residencies and Awards

Useful organisations

Arts and Law
  • Arts Law Centre of Australia

  • The Arts Law Centre of Australia is the national community legal centre for the arts and gives preliminary advice and information to artists and arts organisations across all art forms on a wide range of arts-related legal and business matters including contracts, copyright, business names and structures, defamation, insurance and employment.

  • Australian Copyright Council

  • The Australian Copyright Council is an independent non-profit organisation that provides information, advice and training about copyright in Australia. They produce publications do research and make submissions on copyright policy issues.



  • Arts Access Victoria

  • Arts Access aims to increase access to the arts for people with disabilities through EASE Ticket Service, research projects and information and training for arts organisations.

  • Arts Access Australia

  • Arts Access Australia is the national peak body of State and Territory arts and disability organisations working to increase access and participation in the arts for one in five Australians with a disability.

  • Accessible Arts

  • Accessible Arts is the peak arts and disability organisation across New South Wales.


Arts Organisations
  • Regional Arts NSW

  • Regional Arts NSW is the peak body for regional arts activity in NSW. It provides a range of services and represents a state-wide network of Regional Arts Boards (RABs). Their website includes funding information, resources and a monthly e-bulletin.

  • Regional Arts Australia

  • Regional Arts Australia promotes the development of the arts for the one in three Australians who live in regional, rural and remote parts of the country. Their website includes a mailing list, a list of media contacts and a comprehensive list of online arts websites.

  • Australia Council for the Arts (Creative Australia)

  • The Australia Council for the Arts is the Australian Government’s arts funding and advisory body. They support artists and arts organisations working in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts, community partnerships, dance, literature, music, theatre, visual arts and multi-artform practices.

  • Ausdance 

  • Australia’s professional dance organisation provides advocacy for dance, the Ausdance Aon Insurance Scheme, industry journals and publications, workshops and forums, networking and communication facilities, information resources and infrastructure support.

  • Australian Museums and Galleries Association

  • Australian Museums and Galleries Association Incorporated (AMaGA) is the national association and peak advocacy body representing museums and galleries.
    Australian Network for Art and Technology (ANAT)

  • ANAT supports emerging and established artists in the fields of media and hybrid arts, networked and distributed practices, sound and performance to develop new concepts and work.

  • Community Broadcasting Association of Australia (CBAA)

  • CBAA is the national peak body for community radio and television stations.

  • National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA) 

  • NAVA is the peak body representing and advancing the professional interests of the Australian visual arts and craft sector and provides funding, advice, resources, professional representation and development.

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