Phonographic Performance Company of Australia Limited Performers’ Trust Foundation Grants

Established in 1975, the PPCA Performers’ Trust Foundation provides grants to promote and encourage music and the performing arts. The grants provided are non-recurring (i.e. one-off grants rather than a periodical payment). Closing date: Ongoing (applications are considered at three monthly meetings). For further information:

NAVA – The Freedman Foundation Travelling Scholarship for Emerging Artists

The Freedman Foundation Travelling Scholarship for Emerging Artists provides assistance towards travel (for educational purposes) and/or tuition costs for young people building a career in the visual arts broadly in the areas of painting, photography or sculpture. Four candidates will be awarded $5,000 each (excluding GST). Applications to travel overseas (preferably for the first time) to undertake formal study, a residency or a planned program with a professional artist or mentor will be considered, as will informal study for a planned research project. Applications must submitted online by 5pm Monday 23 June 2014. 

John T Reid Charitable Trusts

The John T Reid Charitable Trusts are a national funding organisation with a wide ranging commitment to philanthropy around Australia. For arts and cultural heritage, the Trustees’ focus is often to enable equitable access to the arts for disadvantaged people and providing arts programs in rural or remote communities. This will often involve projects that focus on community education. The preservation and understanding of Australia’s cultural heritage is also the focus of many projects funded. New enquiries can be made after 3 June 2014. For further information:

Premier’s Cultural Diversity Awards

The Premier’s Cultural Diversity Awards, formerly the Queensland Multicultural Awards, recognise the valuable contributions of Queenslanders who support our state’s cultural diversity and help build an inclusive, harmonious community. Are you part of a business that prioritises cultural diversity in the workplace or do you know of an active volunteer in your community? Get involved and nominate those who work to build a more inclusive Queensland! Award winners will be announced at a ceremony hosted during Queensland Cultural Diversity Week, a state-wide celebration of cultural diversity held from 30 August to 7 September 2014. Nominations will close at 5pm on Monday, 16 June 2014. 

BoardConnect: Developing alliances and collaborations in the NFP sector: tricks and traps

With funding increasingly difficult to secure, the concept of teaming up with other organisations is being considered by many non-profits. Should you be looking at sharing resources or market development with another organisation? How do alliances work? What do you need to know? This session will identify some of the drivers for approaching an alliance or collaboration, models to structure arrangements – including for possible mergers – and what might be needed to ensure the initiative is a success. Join Heather Watson, Partner, McCullough Robertson Lawyers, for this informative breakfast briefing. Wednesday 11 June 7.30am – 9.00am, Brisbane Cost: Free for arts orgs with an annual turnover <$500,000, & $75+GST for arts orgs with an annual turnover >$500,000. To book go to:

Australia Council grants 

Grant programs closing in June include:

  • Market Development – Art Fare; International markets (Music Managers); International showcase (Music Makers); Contemporary Touring Initiative: Regional Exhibition Touring Fund; Playing Australia: Regional Performing Arts Touring Fund; Visions of Australia: Regional Exhibition Touring Fun
  • Theatre – Cite Residency


Arts for All Queenslanders Strategy

The Strategy is a digital interactive strategy. New posts include:

  • Tim Ellis discusses the role of the Mossman Gorge Culture Centre in strengthening local tourism
  • Lynnette Griffiths discusses the growth of a new Indigenous fabric and fashion enterprise.
  • Professor Ryan Daniel discusses the responsibilities of higher education programs to prepare students for the reality of work in creative industries.
  • Arts Queensland notes arts and cultural organisations are increasingly successful in attracting Community Benefit funding.


Articles & Reports


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