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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. 

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

Activity start date

Round 1 (Single year projects only)

14 October 2022

12pm, 5 December 2022

Week of 23 January 2023

From 13 February 2023

Round 2 (Single and 2-year projects)

16 January 2023

12pm, 13 March 2023

Week of 15 May 2023

From 5 June 2023

Round 3 (single and 2-year projects)

17 April 2023

12pm, 5 June 2023

Week of 14 August 2023

From 4 September 2023

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

Activity start date

Round 1 (Single year projects only)

14 October 2022

12pm, 5 December 2022

Week of 23 January 2023

From 13 February 2023

Round 2 (Single and 2-year projects)

16 January 2023

12pm, 13 March 2023

Week of 15 May 2023

From 5 June 2023

Round 3 (single and 2-year projects)

17 April 2023

12pm, 5 June 2023

Week of 14 August 2023

From 4 September 2023

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

Activity start date

Round 1 (Single year touring)

14 October 2022

12pm, 14 November 2022

Week of 19 December 2022

From 9 January 2023

Round 1 (Single year and multi-year touring stream)

14 October 2022

12pm, 27 February 2023

Week of 24 April 2023

From 15 May 2023

Round 2 (includes single year and multi-year touring)

1 May 2023

12pm, 26 June 2023

Week of 21 August 2023

From 11 September 2023

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.

Important dates for the Strategic Partnerships Fund applications

Stage

Submitting a proposal

Notification

Proposal submission

Rolling submission with proposals accepted at any point

Notification within six (6) weeks of outcome either:

  • Application is approved
  • Application is not approved
  • Application is inivited to present to the Panel

Panel presentation

Within three (3) weeks of invitation

 Notification within 3 weeks of Panel recommendations