Check out the following links and resources to help you find arts grants Australia-wide and learn more about how to catch one (or many!). Not all are arts-based, but some of the business and community ones might help!
GrantFinder – www.business.gov.au/Grantfinder
Grant Finder links you to non-arts grants and other funding programs that are available from the federal, state and territory governments, and in some cases from local councils.
Grants and Assistance – www.business.gov.au/grants-and-assistance
The Department of Loads of Things that are Vaguely Related offers GrantsLINK, a website that helps you find funding available under a variety of grant programs for individuals, businesses and communities. Not all are arts and culture, but it’s worth a look.
Australia Council for the Arts & Grant – www.australiacouncil.gov.au/funding/new-grants-model
Finder allows you to search for grants Australia-wide in various art forms, including the visual arts. When you visit this page you’ll be asked a variety of questions, mainly about your creative area, your age and ethnicity, and the kind of grant you are looking for. It’s a fantastic resource!
Philanthropy Australia – www.philanthropy.org.au
Philanthropy Australia is the national peak body for philanthropy and is a non-profit membership organisation. Subscription to either their hard copy or online directory gives you access to a listing of their members which are foundations and trusts which provide funding. They also offer a range of services to support those seeking grants from philanthropic sources, including publications, workshops and subscription to the Knowledge Centre.
The Funding Centre –www.fundingcentre.com.au
The Funding Centre provides free help sheets, services, newsletters, books and training to help community groups improve their fundraising abilities and become healthier and more viable. If your work specifically targets the community sector, this might be the place for you.
National Library of Australia – www.nla.gov.au
The NLA Community Heritage Grants (CHG) program provides grants of up to $15,000 to community organisations such as libraries, archives, museums, genealogical and historical societies, multicultural and Indigenous groups. The grants are provided to assist with the preservation of locally owned, but nationally significant collections of materials that are publicly accessible including artefacts, letters, diaries, maps, photographs, and audio visual material.
Copyright Agency Cultural Fund – www.copyright.com.au/cultural-fund
The Creative Industries Career Fund supports individual Australian creators and those involved in the creative industries who wish to develop their skills and take their careers to the next level. Applicants can apply for grants of up to $5,000 to undertake training and other activities that will enhance their careers.
Government Grants Australia – governmentgrantsaustralia.org
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