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

Funding and Opportunities - December 2017



Multicultural NSW Unity Grants 

Unity Grants bring culturally diverse communities together to promote social cohesion and harmony. Unity Grants of up to $30,000 are available. Applications close 12 noon on 15 December


Create NSW - Arts and Cultural Projects

Up to $60,000 for professional arts and culture projects delivered within 12 months, or up to $75,000 for projects delivered over more than 12 months. Applications close 11 December


Writers Fellowship

Indigenous writers will be able to apply for new fellowships under an exciting new program developed by the National Writers’ House Varuna, Magabala Books, Sydney University and the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund. 

Applications close 15 December 2017


RASF Community Futures Grant

The Royal Agricultural Society of NSW Foundation (RASF) is offering an opportunity for community-minded people to be awarded up to $25,000 in funding for a community project in their local area. Applications close 14 January 2018


NAVA NSW Artist Grant

The NSW Artists’ Grant assists professional visual and media arts, craft and design practitioners residing in NSW to produce, present and promote their work throughout NSW, interstate and overseas.  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 20 January 2018


ABC Regional Storyteller Scholarship

The ABC Regional Storyteller Scholarship, which is valued at more than $20,000, is designed to give regional Australians with disability the opportunity to enhance their storytelling skills and experience.

For more information on the scholarship or to apply, visit the ABC Careers website. Applications close on 18 February 2018. 





National Arts School - short courses

The NAS’ Summer School is an opportunity to experience an intensive week of study in the intimate studio environment of the campus led by professional artist-lecturers who are specialists in the fields of drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, printmaking and photomedia.


Call out / Halfway Print Fest

Halfway Print Fest, held 3-4 March 2018 at Thirsty Crow Brewery (Wagga), celebrates all things printed and independently made by regional and inter-state artists. The Fest will showcase “zines”, artist books, screen-printed apparel and other items that have emerged from the minds and hands of passionate makers. Local and interstate artists are invited to submit an EOI to sell their work during the festival.


Big Dance 2018

In 2018 Ausdance NSW and Ausdance VIC will host Big Dance, a biennial festival of dance. Big Dance commissions acclaimed choreographers to create a work that can be learnt by anyone in the world, through online tutorials and community workshops. Big Dance engages thousands of people connecting in real time via live stream with one unifying choreographic piece, performed in some of the most iconic places in the world.

There are a few ways you can get involved:

  • Hold your own community BIG DANCE event

  • Communicate that BIG DANCE is occurring to engage your community.

  • Stream BIG DANCE event online.

  • Join us in Sydney and participate in a BIG DANCE workshop at a set location



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