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Funding programs and partners

To help mitigate the impact of COVID-19, Arts Queensland has implemented a number of measures and new funding opportunities to support the arts sector.  The Queensland Government’s $22.5 million two-year Arts and Cultural Recovery Package as part of Queensland’s Economic Recovery Strategy: Stage Two underpins this. The Arts and Cultural Recovery Package  is a down payment on Creative Together: A 10-year Roadmap for arts, culture and creativity in Queensland  that aims to help revitalise creative industries, support infrastructure and jobs, and power Queensland’s plan for economic recovery, and will support the Roadmap’s first two-year action plan, Sustain 2020-2022.

Visit the Information for Arts Funding Applicants page for information for applying for arts funding.

We encourage you to explore your funding options as outlined below.

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Queensland Arts Showcase Program (QASP)

Supporting vibrant and accessible arts and cultural experiences for Queensland by individuals, organisations or collectives across three categories: Arts Accelerate, Arts Activate and Arts Advantage. 

View QASP case studies or download recipient outcomes from 2015 to 3 July 2020 (XLSX) (2.02 MB). From 14 July 2020, QASP is delivered in rounds - download Rounds 1 - 6 Outcomes (XLSX) (709.51 KB)   

Arts Accelerate and Arts Activate - Round 7 opened 3 May 2022. Closed 17 June 2022.
Arts Advantage - Round 7 opened 3 May 2022. Closed 1 July 2022.


Touring Queensland Fund

The Touring Queensland Fund provides funding support for tour-ready performing arts, exhibition or educational work with demonstrated community interest and demand to tour to and from regional Queensland communities.

Funding recipients - download recipients from February to August 2021 (DOCX) (37.42 KB)

Now closed - Closed 20 May 2022

Transforming Markets for First Nations Arts, Craft and Design

Seven Queensland-based First Nations artists and arts organisations will receive funding of more than $625,000 through the Palaszczuk Government’s First Nations Art, Craft and Design: Transforming Marketplaces program.

Live Performance Impact Fund

Live Performance Impact Fund - Funding is available up to $20 000 to meet costs associated with the cancellation, rescheduling of indoor and outdoor programmed live performances or implementation of new COVID health and safety measures at a dedicated live performance venue between the periods of 13 December 2021 to 26 February 2022

This fund is delivered via the Queensland Government’s Arts and Cultural Recovery Package

Now closed - Closed 20 April 2022

Live Music Support program - Round 4

The Live Music Support Program (LMSP) Round 4 provides grant funding to Queensland-based indoor live music venues to offset revenue losses and stabilise business operations in 2021 for costs incurred from 1 October 2021 to 31 December 2021. 

This builds on earlier support delivered via the Queensland Government’s Arts and Cultural Recovery Package

Now closed - Closed 18 April 2022

Touring Queensland Quick Response Fund

The Touring Queensland Quick Response Fund (TQF Quick) provides Queensland-based artists, arts organisations and presenters (including performing arts venues, galleries and museums, community or local government presenters) with grants of up to $20,000 support the delivery of touring performances and community engagement activities allied to performing arts or exhibitions touring.

Funding recipients - download recipients from February to August 2021 (DOCX) (45.58 KB)

Now closed - 31 March 2022

Arts and Cultural Recovery Package

The Queensland Government announced (16 June 2020) a $22.5 million two-year Arts and Cultural Recovery Package for Queensland’s arts and cultural sector.

The Arts and Cultural Recovery Package includes a range of measures to strengthen the sector’s foundations for the future, drive new creative work, employ artists and arts workers, retain our skilled and talented creatives, and importantly, ensure the activation of our venues.

Individuals Fund

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

View Individuals Fund case studies or download previous Individuals Fund recipients list (XLSX) (105.6 KB)  in Excel format. Find out more about Individuals Fund.

Now closed - 9 March 2022 at 4pm

Independent Creation Fund

The Independent Creation Fund provides support to Queensland small to medium arts and cultural organisations, producers and performing arts venues to employ independent artists and arts workers to deliver new projects.

Now closed - Closed 17 January 2022

Organisations Fund 2022 - 2025 - Recipients

The Organisations Fund 2022-2025 provides multi-year operational funding for Queensland's small to medium arts sector to deliver artistic outcomes, grow employment opportunities for creative and cultural workers, and engage communities.

Find out more about the Organisations Fund. Download the Organisations Fund 2022-2025 and  2017-2020 funding recipients list.

View Organisations Fund case studies

Now closed - Closed 1 June 2021


First Nations Commissioning Fund

The First Nations Commissioning Fund is for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander arts and cultural practitioners, organisations, collectives or communities to commission and deliver uniquely Queensland Indigenous stories, arts and cultural experiences, products and celebrations.

Now Closed - Closed on 26 November 2021
Funding recipients - View the Round 2 recipients here

First Nations Pathways – Performing Arts Emerging Organisations Fund 2022-2025

First Nations Pathways - Performing Arts Emerging Organisations Fund 2022-2025 provides up to $100,000 per annum for operational costs and up to an additional $30,000 per annum for business development support for eligible Queensland-based First Nations emerging arts or cultural organisations.

Now Closed - Closed on 16 September 2021
Funding recipients - View the 2022-2025 recipients here

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. View RADF case studies.

Find out more about RADF.

Indigenous Regional Arts 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.  

View IRADF case studies or download previous IRADF recipients list (XLSX) (32.63 KB) in Excel format. Find out more about IRADF.

Now Closed - Closed 22 January 2021.