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stART grant program (closed)

The stART Grant Program was established by Arts Queensland to support Queensland independent creative practitioners including artists, artist collaborators, producers, designers, technicians, freelance and other arts workers impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Eligible creative practitioners applied for $3000 to support ideation, preparation, planning and collaboration activities focussed on future creative opportunities during COVID recovery phase.

Arts Queensland engaged Delivery Partners across the state to deliver the stART Grant Program. Funding will be distributed through the Delivery Partners with outcomes to be announced in July.

Ipswich and Logan Access Community Services through BEMAC
Far North Queensland/Cape York JUTE
Central Queensland Crossroads Arts
South East Queensland North Creative Arts Alliance
South West Queensland Empire Theatre
Western Queensland Red Ridge
North Queensland Queensland Music Festival
Brisbane Metro Arts
Gold Coast Placemakers* Gold Coast
Music applications (state-wide) QMusic


Download the Delivery Partner Map (PDF) (3.03 MB) .


Applications to the stART Grant Program were submitted as an Expressions of Interest (EOI) Application form to the Delivery Partner in the region in which you live. Applications are not submitted to Arts Queensland.


Read the stART documents: guidelines (PDF) (459.95 KB), frequently asked questions (FAQs) (PDF) (615.04 KB) and important information for applicants

Applications Open date 15 June 2020

Closing date 22 June 2020. Outcomes to be announced in July.