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Arts Queensland Funding

The Queensland Government's approach to investing in arts and culture is outlined in the Arts Queensland Arts and Cultural Investment Framework, which is currently being redrafted to include the recent 2017/18 budget outcomes.

We encourage you to read the investment case studies and explore your funding options below.

Queensland Arts Showcase Program (QASP)

Supporting vibrant and accessible arts and cultural experiences for Queensland by individuals, organisations or collectives. QASP replaced the Projects and Programs (PAP) fund in September 2015.

Find out more about QASP | View QASP recipients (XLSX) (37.83 KB) | View previous PAP recipients (XLSX) (25.93 KB) | View Terms of Funding (DOCX) (66.19 KB)

Organisations Fund

Supporting outstanding arts and cultural organisations.

Find out more about Organisations Fund | View Organisations Fund recipients  

Arts Leverage Fund

Promoting private sector giving by matching eligible cash sponsorship and philanthropy dollar for dollar, while leveraging government investment in Queensland-based arts and cultural organisations.

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Playing Queensland Fund (PQF)

Supporting the delivery of performing and visual arts projects that are ready to tour and have demonstrated community interest and confirmed demand.

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Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF)

Partnering with local government to invest in the local development of quality arts and arts practice for and with regional communities.

Find out more about RADF.

Indigenous Arts Regional Development Fund (IRADF)

Partnering with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to ensure Indigenous communities in regional and remote areas of Queensland have access to arts and cultural services.

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Artists in Residence program

The Artists in Residence (AIR) program 2016-17 provides arts and education funding to kindergartens and schools seeking to increase their engagement with arts and culture through partnerships with artists, arts organisations or arts facilities. 

Find out more about Artists in Residence | Apply online  | View AIR recipients 2016-17 (XLSX) (21.66 KB) (XLSX) (21.54 KB)  | View case studies of previous AIR projects.

Regional Arts Fund (RAF)

An Australian Government initiative to benefit regional and remote arts practitioners, arts workers, audiences and communities.

Arts Queensland has taken on the responsibility to administer the Queensland Regional Arts Fund for the remainder of 2017.  

​Find out more about the Regional Arts Fund.

Creative Sparks

Partnering with Brisbane City Council to support creative projects that enrich Brisbane's communities and develop the professional practice of local artists and cultural workers.

Find out more about Creative Sparks.

Backing Indigenous Arts (BIA)

Building a stronger, more sustainable and ethical Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts industry in Queensland.

Find out more about BIA.  View Terms of Funding (DOCX) (66.19 KB) for BIA projects

Visual Arts and Crafts Strategy (VACS)

Partnering with the Australia Council for the Arts to increase the viability and vitality of Australia’s contemporary visual arts and craft sector in Queensland.

Find out more about VACS.

Arts Business Innovation Fund (ABIF)

Supporting innovative and transformative arts business ideas.

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Individuals Fund

Supporting individual artists and cultural workers (emerging and established) to participate in transformational professional and career development opportunities.

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Billy Thorpe Scholarship

Supporting emerging musicians to establish a professional career.

Find out more about the Billy Thorpe Scholarship.

Grant McLennan Fellowship

Providing an opportunity to travel to New York, London or Berlin to further develop artistic skills in an immersive music culture.

Find out more about the Grant McLennan Fellowship.


Funding partners

Ministry for the Arts

The Australian Government's arts and culture policy body.

Check out the Ministry for the Arts.

Australia Council for the Arts

The Australian Government’s arts funding and advisory body.

Check out the Australia Council for the Arts.

Tourism and Events Queensland (TEQ)

A statutory body of the Queensland Government and the state's marketing, destination and experience development and major events agency.

Check out TEQ.

Tim Fairfax Family Foundation

Supporting rural, regional and remote communities in Queensland and the Northern Territory to address the particular challenges they face due to their geographic location.

Check out the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation.