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Arts Grants

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

 

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 their skills.

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Council of the Arts

The fund prioritises outcomes that directly involve and benefit Australian artists in platforms like tours, presentations, exhibitions and translations of Australian work.

Eligible artforms are:

  • Literature, Community Arts and Cultural Development
  • Performing Arts (Dance, Theatre, Emerging and Experimental Arts, Music), Community Arts and Cultural Development
  • Visual Arts, Community Arts and Cultural Development

Grant amount: $5, 000 to $30, 000

Round 10 closes 21 January 2020

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Screen Australia Grants

General Drama and Children’s Programs

Screen Australia will contribute up to 40% of the total budget, capped at $2 million, for a general television drama. For co-productions, the 40% cap applies only to the Australian component of the budget.

Screen Australia will contribute up to 45% of the total budget, capped at $2 million for a children’s television drama. For co-productions, the 45% cap applies only to the Australian component of the budget.

Where Screen Australia’s total contribution (including any development funds) is $500,000 or under, funding will be in the form of a grant.

Where Screen Australia’s total contribution (including any development funds) is more than $500,000, funding will be in the form of recoupable equity investment, with copyright and recoupment terms in accordance with the agency’s Terms of Trade.

Applicants are advised to call 1800 507 901 before applying.

The next closing date is 7 February 2020.

For more information on grants for general tv dramas, please click here.

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Feature Films

This program aims to support Australian films that reflect the unique characteristics of Australia.

Funding is available for:
1. Official co-productions
2. Low-budget feature films with a total production budget under $1.5 million
3. Post-production funding capped at $250,000.

Screen Australia will provide up to $2 million for a single feature film, up to 65% of the total budget, inclusive of any Producer Offset amount. At the Board’s discretion, total funding can go as high as 75%.

Where Screen Australia’s total contribution (including any development funds) is $500,000 or under, funding will be in the form of a grant. Funding of more than $500,000 will be in the form of recoupable equity investment.

The next closing date is 7 February 2020.

Applicants are advised to call 1800 507 901 before applying.

For more information on grants for feature films, 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.

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