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Funding calendar

The following tables list the key dates for Arts Queensland fund programs.

Note: Program opening and closing dates may be updated throughout the year. 


Grow Cultural Tourism Fund 

The Grow Cultural Tourism Fund will support the growth of arts and cultural events and programming across the state, build the local arts sector’s capacity, and activate communities to strengthen Queensland's reputation as a cultural tourism destination. 

Important dates for the Grow Cultural Tourism Fund applications
Funding rounds Open Fund closes Conversation with panel Notification Activity start date
Round 1 25 November 2023 CLOSED
(2pm, Thursday 29 February 2024)
Week of 25 March 2024 By May 2024 Activities starting 27 May 2023 

 


First Nations Arts Business Grants

Open: 26 October 2023

First Nations Arts Business Grants focus on strengthening business skills and capacity of First Nations artists, artsworkers and arts and cultural organisations. 

This is a rolling fund. Applications can be submitted at any time. Refer to the fund guidelines for more information. 


Performing Arts Market Development Fund

Open: 26 October 2023

The Performing Arts Market Development Fund will support interstate and overseas opportunities that grow Queensland’s cultural economy, increase exposure, facilitate business and career growth, and expand markets and export revenue potential for Queensland-based musicians, performing artists and organisations.

This is a rolling fund. Applications can be submitted at any time. Refer to the fund guidelines for more information.


Visual Arts Market Development Fund

Open: 26 October 2023

The Visual arts market development fund is focused on enabling key international opportunities that strengthen exposure, expand markets and revenue potential for Queensland’s visual arts craft and design sector.

This is a rolling fund. Applications can be submitted at any time. Refer to the fund guidelines for more information. 


First Nations Commissioning Fund

The First Nations Commission Fund  is focused on investing in opportunities that share First Nations stories and cultural knowledge and elevate awareness of Queensland’s exceptional First Nations arts and cultural products and experiences.

Important dates for the First Nations Commissioning Fund applications
Funding rounds

Open

Close

Notification expected

Activity start date

Round 4 (under new guidelines)

29 January 2024

CLOSED
(2pm, 11 March 2024)

Late May 2024

From 17 June 2024

Round 5 (under new guidelines)

1 July 2024

12 August 2024

Mid October 2024

From 11 November 2024

Round 6 (under new guidelines)

3 February 2025

17 March 2025

Late May 2025

From 23 June 2025


Queensland Arts Showcase Program

The Queensland Arts Showcase Program (QASP) is focused on celebrating Queensland’s artists and stories, ensuring Queenslanders’ access to high quality experiences and growing Queensland’s cultural reputation.

Important dates for the Queensland Arts Showcase Program applications
Funding rounds

Open

Close

Notification expected

Activity start date

Round 5 

4 March 2024

2pm, 15 April 2024

Mid July 2024

From 22 July 2024

Round 6 (guidelines to be confirmed)

29 July 2024

9 September 2024

Mid November 2024

From 1 January 2025


Touring Queensland Fund

The Touring Queensland Fund is focused on supporting regional community access to quality arts and cultural events and products.

Important dates for the Touring Queensland Fund applications
Funding rounds

Open

Close

Notification expected

Activity start date

Round 3 (Single year and multi-year touring stream)

18 August 2023

CLOSED
(2pm, 28 September 2023)

Mid December 2023

From 1 January 2024

Round 4 (Single year and multi-year touring)

18 March 2024

29 April 2024

Mid July 2024

From 29 July 2024

      Round 5 (Single year and multi-year touring)

       19 August 2024       30 September 2024        Mid December 2024        From 13 January 2025

Strategic Partnerships Fund

The Strategic Partnerships Fund is focused on leveraging Queensland Government investment into the state’s arts sector through co-investment, partnerships and collaboration, strengthening creative business growth, and creating inclusive, high-quality, creative experiences that will drive positive change for Queenslanders.

Due to high interest in the Strategic Partnerships Fund, Arts Queensland will pause the fund from 31 July 2023 to consider the current pipeline.