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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 Officers can provide assistance with funding enquiries. Please phone 07 3034 4016 to speak with an officer.

Arts Queensland's Arts Acumen online funding toolkit provides you with handy funding application tips, budget samples and selection criteria checklists, plus a calendar list of workshops and webinars relevant to the arts and culture sector. Click here to find out more!

Arts and Cultural Investment Framework

  • Queensland Arts Showcase Program - provides funding to support vibrant and accessible arts and cultural experiences for Queensland by individuals, organisations or collectives. (Rolling - applications accepted anytime)
  • Organisations Fund - For outstanding arts and cultural organisations. (Closing 31 Jul 2013 for Jan 2014 to Dec 2016)
  • Individuals Fund - Professional and career development for individual artists and cultural workers - emerging and established. 2015 rounds have now closed. 2016 round dates will be published on the Arts Queensland website in early 2016. Please check Arts Queensland website for funding opportunities.
  • Arts Business Innovation Fund - Funding for innovative and transformative arts business ideas, programs and practices. (Rolling - applications accepted anytime)
  • Arts Leverage Fund - Dollar for dollar matched funding. (Rolling - applications accepted anytime)
  • Playing Queensland Fund - support for touring. (Rolling - applications accepted anytime)

Other funding and awards for organisations and individuals:

Funding through strategic partnerships:

Where else is assistance available?

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:

The 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:

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.

Other funding sources

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.

Foundations funding arts and culture

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.

Crowd funding

Funding results