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Queensland Arts Showcase Program (QASP)


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.



  • Supports the development and presentation of new arts and cultural works by individual Queensland artists, organisations, and communities.
  • Strengthens skills development, and provide new employment and career development opportunities for artists and arts workers.
  • Grows a pipeline of high-quality arts, cultural products, and experiences.


The Fund supports applications from individuals and organisations for projects and programs at different stages of development and across multiple stages from creative development through to production, presentation, and distribution.

For example, you can apply for just the creative development stage of a new work or apply to fund the project from its early stages through to a tour of the finished work.

The fund will also support costs towards artistic collaboration with a nationally or internationally significant artist or company for an outcome in Queensland.

In addition, applicants have the options to apply for the fees for the commissioning of new live or recorded music as part of your project.

Funding available

  • Single year projects—up to $70,000 for projects and programs for up to 12 months.
  • Two-year projects—up to $150,000 to support the development and delivery of single projects and programs across financial years. These are projects and programs that need a larger and/or longer scale of development of up to two-years and include presentation and/or distribution.

Applicants may only receive 1 QASP grant per calendar year.

Additional funding available

PLUS up to $10,000 towards fees for Queensland-based composers, musicians or librettists to support the commissioning of new live or recorded music as part of your project.


Important dates for the Queensland Showcase Arts Program funding applications

 Funding rounds



Notification expected

Activity Start Date

Round 4
(single and 2-year projects)
28 August 2023 CLOSED
2pm, 9 October 2023
Mid-January 2024 From 29 January 2024
Round 5
(guidelines to be confirmed)
4 March 2024 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

How to apply

1. Visit our supporting documents page to view the:

  • QASP guidelines
  • General Funding guidelines

2. Complete the online application form. 

Arts Queensland uses Smartygrants, an online grant application system. If you are unable to access Smartygrants contact:

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