There are many arts and cultural grants available for people living in regional NSW and beyond.
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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.
Latest funding and opportunities updates
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.
Small grants that respond to arts development and professional development opportunities that arise at short notice. Find out more...
Grants of up to $5,000 are available for short term, locally initiated arts and community projects delivered in the South West Arts region. Find out more...
Regional Arts Fund (RAF)
Grants supporting arts and cultural activities in regional NSW that are sustainable, have long-term cultural, economic and social benefits, develop partnerships and cultural networks and provide skills development opportunities. Find out more...
Federal and State Government funding
Grant making organisations
Scholarships, Residencies and Awards
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 artforms 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 organizations working to increase access and participation in the arts for the one in five Australians with a disability.
Accessible Arts is the peak arts and disability organisation across New South Wales.
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 statewide 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
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.
Arts NSW is the NSW Government’s arts policy and funding body. They fund key arts organisations, manage a portfolio of properties used for cultural activities and advise the NSW Government and arts sector on effective support for the arts.
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 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.
Craft Australia is the national advocacy organisation representing professional Australian craft and design at a national and international level.
Museums Australia is the national organisation for the museum sector and promotes museum sector development, ethical standards, facilitates training, advances knowledge, addresses issues, and raises public awareness through its national and international networks.
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.