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South West Arts is supported by the
NSW Government
through Create NSW

Funding and Opportunities - October 2017




Young Regional Artist Scholarships

The NSW Government is offering a total of 25 scholarships for young regional artists and cultural workers to undertake exciting and career-making professional development opportunities. 

Scholarships are open to artists, performers and arts and cultural workers from all art forms, including dance, design, digital arts, history, Aboriginal arts, literature, music, theatre, screen, curatorial and the visual arts.

Applications close 30 October



Create NSW funding


Murray Local Land Services - Community Grants

The Community Grants program is aimed at supporting community and producer groups to carry out capacity building, educational, on-ground, and other activities with a natural resource management (NRM) and sustainable agriculture focus.

Applications close 6 October


Team Up disability peer support grants

Team Up, an alliance of user-led disability support organisations dedicated to promoting peer groups for people with disability, is offering grants of up to $10,000 to help people set up new peer groups, grow existing groups, or connect a peer group to the wider community through a project or campaign.

Application close 14 October



NAVA Grants (NB. You will need to sign up for a free NAVA membership to view these grants)

  • New South Wales Artists’ Grant
    Individual applicants are eligible to apply for funding of up to $1,250 +GST. Group applications are eligible to apply for funding of up to $2,500 +GST. Applications close 21 November

  • Australian Artists' Grant
    Individual applicants were are to apply for funding of $1000 + GST. Group applications are eligible to apply for funding of up to $1,500 + GST. Applications close 4 November


Create Grant

Create supports individual mid-to-late career artists and authors by providing grants to support time to write and create.

Applicants are able to apply for grants of $10,000, $15,000 or $20,000. Two rounds are held each year with $50,000 available for each round.

Apploications close 12 October



Festivals Australia

Festivals Australia funds high-quality arts and cultural heritage projects that invite community participation and audience engagement. Projects can include but are not limited to a parade, performance, workshop, installation or exhibition.

Applications close 20 October







Homeground 2017- artist submissions sought

The Western Plains Cultural Centre (WPCC) is seeking applications for HomeGround. This professional development program invites emerging artists from regional NSW to submit a proposal for an exhibition at the WPCC. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to work closely with WPCC's team of curators to develop a solo exhibition for the gallery, and will have at least twelve months to develop a new body of work. Applicants must be living in regional NSW.

Applications close 20 October


Screenworks 2018 Director Pathways Program

Two selected participants will each be allocated $3,500 to put toward their professional and career development as a screen director.

Applications close 2 November




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FRRR (Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal) Grants.

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