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Arts Business Innovation Fund (ABIF) 

Purpose: The objective of Arts Business Innovation Fund (ABIF) is to strengthen not-for-profit arts businesses financially and operationally by responding to innovative business ideas that will achieve an organisation’s mission into the future.

Amount: Up to $100,000

Guidelines

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Closing: Ongoing

Deductable Gift Recipient status is required

 

Arts Organisations Capacity Building Grants

Focus: Through our Arts program area The Ian Potter Foundation aims to help build the calibre and capacity of Australia’s arts organisations and support them to raise the bar of aspiration and achievement in the sector.

  • To support first-rate artistic institutions and organisations in metropolitan and regional Australia which are distinctive in artistic achievement, imagination and innovation in fostering development across a sector or art form.
  • To support such institutions to host artists in high-calibre professional development and/or leadership opportunities of at least 12 months (e.g. fellowships, apprenticeships, mentorships, internships).

Amount: $100,000 to undisclosed

Guidelines

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Closing: 22 November 2019

 

Arts Queensland – Regional Arts Development Fund

Focus: For individual professional artists, emerging professional artists, arts workers, cultural workers or project coordinators living in regional areas of Queensland

Amount: Various

Currently closed.

 

Arts Projects for Individuals and Groups 

Focus: Our Arts Projects program funds a range of activities that deliver benefits to the arts sector and wider public, including national and international audiences. Grants are available from $10,000 to $50,000. Supported activities must last no longer than three years from the proposed start date.

Amount: $10,000 to $50,000

Guidelines

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In 2019, the grant rounds will close on:
– Tuesday 4 June for projects starting after 1 September 2019.
– Tuesday 1 October for projects starting after 1 January 2020.
– Each round closes at midnight on the closing date.

 

Indigenous Languages and Arts Program

Focus: The Indigenous Languages and Arts program (the Program) is part of a suite of programs under the Australian Government’s commitment to Arts and Cultural Development. The Arts and Cultural Development objective is to support and promote participation in, and access to, Australia’s arts and culture, including by supporting excellence in the arts, supporting indigenous arts, cultures and languages, and protecting Australia’s movable cultural heritage.

Amount: Up to $100,000 (total pool of $8,000,000)

Guidelines

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Currently closed.

 

Indigenous Visual Arts Industry Support 

Focus: The IVAIS grant opportunity is part of the Australian Government’s Arts and Cultural Development Program which supports participation in, and access to, Australia’s arts and culture through developing and supporting cultural expression. Outcomes supported by IVAIS are:

  • a professional, viable and ethical Indigenous visual arts industry that features strong participation and provides economic opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • the continued production, exhibition, critique, purchase and collection of Indigenous visual art.

Amount: $5,000 to $80,000 (Total pool of $300,000)

Currently closed.

 

The Ian Potter Cultural Trust Grants

Focus: The Cultural Trust is committed to encouraging excellence and supporting a vibrant, world-class arts scene in Australia. The Cultural Trust offers grants up to $10,000 to assist talented emerging and early career artists to take up professional development opportunities, usually overseas.

Amount: up to $10,000

Guidelines

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Closing:

(1) Tuesday 21 May 2019 For Projects/Travel After 20 September 2019
(2) Tuesday 10 September 2019 – For Projects/Travel After 20 December 2019; and
(3) Tuesday 14 January 2020 – For Projects/Travel After Friday 8 May 2020.

 

Performers’ Trust Foundation

Focus: The PPCA Performers’ Trust Foundation provides grants to promote and encourage music and the music-related performing arts.

Amount: Up to $3,000 for an individual; or up to $5,000 for a group or organisation

Guidelines

There is no specific format for applications except that they must be in writing and include the Standard Cover Sheet.

Closing: Ongoing

 

Playing Queensland Fund

Focus: To support the delivery of performing and visual arts projects that are ready to tour and have demonstrated community interest and confirmed demand.

Amount: up to $250,000

Closing: ongoing

 

Playking Travel Grant 

Focus: In association with Arts Centre Melbourne, Playking Foundation supports Australian performing arts professionals develop creative collaborations with artists, producers and presenters from across the Asian region through the Playking Travel Grant initiative. Grants are awarded on a competitive basis with priority given to professional artists of distinctive talent and proven capacity who are proposing original, high quality and new creative collaborations which:

  • bridge cultural divides through artistic practice
  • are intended to result in a performance outcome in Australia and/or Asia in the foreseeable future
  • profile a diversity of artists, cultures and creative outcomes

Amount: $5000 to $8000

Guidelines

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Currently closed.

 

Queensland Arts Showcase Program (QASP)

Focus: Provides funding to support individuals, organisations or collectives to deliver vibrant and accessible arts and cultural experiences for Queensland.

Amount: up to $100,000

Closing: ongoing

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