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Arts & Communications Grants

The 2020 Resilience Fund

The 2020 Resilience Fund is designed to provide emergency relief to support the livelihoods, practice and operations of Australian artists, groups and organisations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Australia Council is directing more than $5M to the Resilience Fund to provide immediate relief to the Australian arts sector.

They have suspended many of the regular programs that are currently running or due to open. Suspending programs will allow the Council to concentrate on responding to the crisis situation faced by artists and arts organisations.

Applications for all three streams of the Resilience Fund will close on 28 May 2020.

Please click for ADAPT OR CREATE OR SURVIVE.

For Adapt and Create, individuals and groups can apply for up to $10,000 while organisations can apply for up to $20,000.

For Survive, individuals and groups can apply for up to $2,000, while organisations can apply for up to $5,000.

Please read the Frequently Asked Questions.

For Resilience Fund grant information, please click here.

For Federal Arts funding for COVID-19, please click here to see what is available to you. 

 

Support Act

The charity, Support Act, will receive $10 million to provide immediate crisis relief to artists, crew and music and live performance workers who have lost employment or are experiencing hardship following the cancellation of gigs, music festivals and other performances across the country.  For funding from Support Act, please click here.

Free, confidential counselling support is available for individuals in the music or performing arts industries through Support Act on 1300 731 303 or by contacting their Wellbeing Helpline on 1800 959 500. For more information visit the Support Act website.

If you are experiencing a personal crisis, please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or visit their website.

 

Screen Australia

Screen Australia recently announced $8.5 million in production funding for 10 new projects, which will generate over $50 million of production expenditure, and more projects have been approved that are yet to be announced. The latest funding round for scripted drama has closed but there was a large volume of applications.

The Premium Plus Story Development fund is now open, as are Generate Development applications.

For more information on COVID-19 from Screen Australia, please click here.


Creative Kids Digital Small Business Grants

This program supports small businesses or non-profit organisations that are Creative Kids Providers and directly affected by the COVID-19 emergency to expand their digital programs.

This grant funds the transition of programs and business models from in-person to online and digital delivery, while continuing to meet the objectives of the Creative Kids Program.

Providers can apply for up to $5,000 for project expenses, including equipment, to support digital and online skills development and the delivery of online arts and cultural program/s for which Creative Kids vouchers are accepted.

Closes Friday 6 November 2020 (or before this date if funds are expended). Grant activities must commence at least three weeks from the date you submit your application and be completed by 31 December 2020.

For an application form and grant guidelines, please click here.

 

Location Incentive (GO1543)

The objective of this grant is to ensure that Australia remains competitive in attracting large budget international film and television productions, thereby providing employment opportunities for Australian cast and crew, as well as commercial opportunities for post-production companies and other screen production service providers.  

The expected outcome is that on average two to three large budget international screen productions will be filmed each year in Australia.

The grant amount is $35 million each year over four years.

Closing date 30 June 2023. 

Grant Guidelines

 

Arts Industry Support Package for COVID-19—supporting Indigenous visual arts centres

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The $7 million contribution to the Indigenous Visual Arts Industry Support (IVAIS) Program will support Indigenous Art Centres and Indigenous Art Fairs during the COVID-19 crisis. Payments will be made directly to IVAIS-funded Indigenous Art Centres and IVAIS-funded Art Fairs to maintain operations and employment levels, ensuring that they continue to support artists and their communities.

 

Indigenous Program

Funds are available through Screen Australia to invest in outstanding television drama projects which are based on strong, original ideas and can demonstrate the potential to reach an audience.

Production investment is intended primarily to assist in the professional development of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander key creatives, as well as to provide opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander filmmakers to extend their vision and skills.

For more information, please click here.

 

National Cultural Heritage Account

This grant helps Australian public cultural institutions buy significant objects that they could not otherwise afford. These institutions include museums, art galleries, libraries, archives, historic buildings, national trusts, local history museums and galleries, and Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander keeping places for sacred/secret material.

This grant ensures that Australian protected objects are kept in Australia, preserved and made accessible to the public.

Applications can be made at any time. Funding is approved on a case-by-case basis.

$500,000 is available each year.

For more information on cultural heritage grants, please click here.

 

Community Grants (Northern Beaches Council)

The Community Grants Program runs each financial year. This year there are three separate grant streams:
•Arts and Creativity - available to artists, arts and cultural organisations, and creatives of all kinds.
•Community Development - improving equality, reducing disadvantage and creates stronger and more connected communities.
•Environmental - grants for environmental and sustainability issues in the Northern Beaches Council area.

Closes 30 June 2020.

For grant guidelines, please click here.

 

ABC Fresh Start Fund

This grant provides urgent support to independent Australian producers.  It safeguards local content and creativity in response to COVID-19.

The Fresh Start Fund will promote Australian stories for the future and is divided into five streams:

1. Enhanced Development and Production Funding

2. Innovation

3. Arts Digital

4. Children

5. Australian Music

Closes 12 June 2020

For more information, please click here.

 

Screen NSW

Slate Development Program

This program aims to provide significant development opportunities for all eligible screen content that is produced and/or post-produced in NSW for any eligible NSW production company that is significantly affected by COVID-19.

Grants of up to $100,000 are available for a slate of three or more projects.

This grant is open on an ongoing basis.

https://screen.nsw.gov.au/funding/development/slate-development


Made in NSW - International Footloose Production

This grant is a $55 million fund over four years (2019/20 and 2022/23) to support the attraction to NSW of significant international and domestic feature film and major TV drama production.

For more information and an application form, please click here.

 

Production Support: Production Finance Fund

This grant provides funding for programs produced or post-produced in NSW.

$100, 000 to more than $400, 000.

Closes 6 July 2020

https://www.screen.nsw.gov.au/funding/production-support/production-finance

 

Production Support: Time Critical Shooting

$10, 000 maximum

Closes 30 June 2020

https://www.screen.nsw.gov.au/funding/production-support/time-critical-shooting

Travel Support: Market Travel

$5,000 maximum

Closes 30 June 2020 - Temporarily suspended due to COVID-19

https://www.screen.nsw.gov.au/funding/travel-support/market-travel

Advanced Development

$50, 000 maximum

Closes 30 June 2020

https://www.screen.nsw.gov.au/development/advanced-development

Travel Support: Festival Travel

$5,000 maximum

Closes 30 June 2020 - - Temporarily suspended due to COVID-19

https://www.screen.nsw.gov.au/funding/travel-support/festival-travel

Early Development

Maximum $50, 000 but it is expected that most requests are between $2,000 and $20,000.

Closes 30 June 2020

https://www.screen.nsw.gov.au/funding/development/early-development

 

Strategic Opportunities Program

Maximum $2,000

Closes 30 June 2020

https://www.screen.nsw.gov.au/funding/industry-support/strategic-opportunities-fund

 

Location Scouts and Inbound Program

Encourages screen projects to film in Sydney and NSW. Eligible projects include feature films, telemovies, mini-series, tv-series, reality shows.

Closes 30 June 2020

https://www.screen.nsw.gov.au/funding/incentives/location-scouts-and-inbounds-program

 

NSW Cultural Grants Program

The Cultural Grants Program is a Create NSW funding program administered by the Royal Australian Historical Society on behalf of the NSW Government. This program seeks to support the work of historical research and publication undertaken by local historical societies and similar bodies across New South Wales in the historical research and publication of local, community and regional history projects.

Eligible activities include:
- Research
- Publication
- Collation and preparation
- Conservation
- Education programs
- Professional support
- Travel expenses

The maximum grant is $5000 out of a total pool of $50, 000.

Closes 10 June 2020

For grant guidelines, please click here.


Industry Development Program

COVID-19 Update - in this current environment, Screen NSW is conscious that applicants may be concerned that they will not be able to deliver on the outcomes they have outlined in their funding application. Screen NSW would like to assure applicants that there will be flexibility around delivery dates and outcomes where projects have been affected by the spread of COVID-19. Screen NSW has processes in place that enable funded clients to vary their agreements.

The Industry Development Program provides funds to organisations that create professional development opportunities for NSW screen practitioners at various stages of their career.

Funding is provided for one-off or annual events including workshops, masterclasses, forums and professional development activities.

Events and programs that stimulate screen content and innovative practice in NSW and supports high-quality activity, engagement and participation with one or more of the following Priority Areas are of particular importance:
•people living and/or working in regional NSW
•people living and/or working in Western Sydney
•Aboriginal people
•people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
•people with disability
•women
•LGBTQI people
•young people.

There are two types of funding available:
1. Single-year funding between $2000 and $10000 for a single project.

2. Multi-year funding which is uncapped, however, the majority will be between $10,000 and $30,000 per year. An organisation will need to demonstrate an outstanding track record and impact on the NSW screen sector or industry to be considered for the upper amounts.

Closes 1 June 2020

For more information contact Amelia Carew-Reid on (02) 8289 6417 or by email to enquiries@screen.nsw.gov.au if you would like to discuss your proposed project.

For grant guidelines, please click here.


Audience Development Program

COVID-19 Update: In this current environment, Screen NSW is conscious that applicants may be concerned that they will not be able to deliver on the outcomes they have outlined in their funding application. Screen NSW would like to assure applicants that there will be flexibility around delivery dates and outcomes where projects have been affected by the spread of COVID-19. Screen NSW has processes in place that enable funded clients to vary their agreements.

The Audience Development Program supports public screenings, festivals or tours that provide opportunities for audiences to see and experience quality screen content and innovative practice, and one-off or annual events including those in single or multiple venues.

Events and programs that support high-quality activity, engagement and participation with one or more of the following Priority Areas are of particular importance:
•people living and/or working in regional NSW
•people living and/or working in Western Sydney
•Aboriginal people
•women
•people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
•people with disability
•LGBTQI people
•young people.

There are two types of funding available:
1. Single-year funding between $2000 and $10000 for a single project.

2. Multi-year funding which is uncapped, however, the majority will be between $10,000 and $30,000 per year. An organisation will need to demonstrate an outstanding track record and impact on the NSW screen sector or industry to be considered for the upper amounts.

Closes 1 June 2020

For more information contact Amelia Carew-Reid (02) 8289 6417 or by email to enquiries@screen.nsw.gov.au if you would like to discuss your proposed project.

For grant guidelines, please click here.

 

Arts and Cultural Funding - Small Project Grants

This grant supports the creation, development and presentation of new work and professional development or promotion for NSW-based professional artists and arts and cultural workers.

Grants between $500 and $5,000 are available.

Closes 30 June 2020.

For grant guidelines, please click here.