Funding to support artists, arts and cultural workers and organisations is available through Arts Queensland and via many other sources including other government agencies, not-for-profit organisations, philanthropic foundations and online through crowd sourcing sites.
This information will help you connect to possible funding sources including information on how to apply and how applications are assessed.
Arts Queensland's Grant Support Officer, Linda Dreghorn, can help you with arts funding queries. Linda can be contacted on telephone 07 3034 4077 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Arts Investment Advisory Board role includes reviewing and making recommendations to the Arts Minister on Arts Queensland grant programs, applications and assessment processes. The Board has been instrumental in developing Arts Queensland's new Arts and Cultural Investment Framework. The Framework streamlines Arts Queensland's funding programs while opening up selection criteria and simplifying the application process.
Service organisations give information and assistance in identifying funding sources and providing assistance in completing funding applications:
Creative Partnerships Australia (formerly the Australia Business and Arts Foundation and Australia Council's Artsupport) promotes private sector support for the arts through partnering, volunteering and giving programs and assists organisations to access philanthropic funding: www.abaf.org.au
The Community Funding Centre provides free help sheets, services, newsletters, books and training to help community groups improve their funding abilities and become healthier and more viable: www.ourcommunity.com.au/funding
There are also private providers who may be able to assist on a fee for service basis. If you or your organisation provides grants/funding assistance and would like to register your interest to be included on a list of fee for service providers, please complete this form.
There are many government and not-for-profit agencies that support the art and culture. Here is a list of some possible funding sources:
Local Councils RADF programs - contact your local council for information.
There are a number of philanthropic foundations which have supported the arts. You should check the guidelines for each foundation. This is not an exhaustive list.