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Resources Update 2016

Arts Queensland – Organisations Fund (2017-2020) Expressions of interest (EOI) now open

The Organisations Fund provides multi-year funding to contribute to the core operations of small to medium organisations in delivering arts and cultural activities that generate public value to Queensland.

EOI’s are now open for the Organisations Fund 2017 – 2020, and will close at 2pm, 11 March 2016. Arts Queensland, through our Arts Acumen initiative, has a range of tools and templates available to support funding applications.


Gambling Community Benefit Fund 

The Gambling Community Benefit Fund round 88 is now open and will close at midnight on 29 February 2016 for grants up to $35,000 for not-for-profit organisations. The application formfunding guidelines and computer requirements are now available.


Advance Queensland Young Starters Program

The Advance Queensland Young Starters Program aims to help young Queenslanders to develop and pitch their great ideas to the world. The Young Starters Fund is open and will provide funding up to $20,000 to eligible not-for-profit organisations to deliver events and activities that build entrepreneurial and technology startup skills in young Queenslanders, aged 15–24.


Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal – Small Grants for Rural Communities

Small Grants for Rural Communities of up to $5,000 are available for projects and activities that offer clear public benefit for communities in rural, regional or remote Australia. Priority is given to communities of 10,000 or fewer. Applicants must be not-for-profit community organisations with an ABN or incorporation certificate. Applications close 24 March 2016.


Epic – Community Grants program

EPIC’s Community Grants program aims to help build healthier, more accessible and more inclusive Australian communities. Grants of up to $10,000 to organisations for minor infrastructure, recreational and cultural activities/projects and community support programs. There are two rounds per year closing 28 February and 31 October.


Ministry of the Arts - Catalyst

Catalyst is the Australian Government's new funding program for the arts. It will invest $12 million each year in innovative projects and initiatives from arts and cultural organisations. Projects by, or that involve, small to medium organisations will be given priority. The fund may also support some gallery, library, archive, museum, arts education and infrastructure projects. Applications can be made at any time.


Australia Council for the Arts – grants and residencies

The next round of Development Grants for Individuals and Groups, Arts Projects for Individuals and Groups and Arts Projects for Organisations close 7 June 2016.


Ministry of Arts – Visions Australia

The Visions of Australia regional exhibitions touring program will support the development and touring of exhibitions of cultural material originating or created in Australia, as well as cultural material originating from elsewhere that is held in Australian collections. Visions of Australia funds tours to and from regional Australia. To be eligible for funding, a tour must include at least three venues located outside of the applicant's state or territory, with consecutive exhibition dates. The next funding round opens on Monday 8 February 2016 and closes on Friday 11 March 2016.


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