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Youth And Arts Pathways

Youth And Arts Pathways helps to attract and retain young people within the arts and cultural sector, and focuses on activities which support ongoing employment and career development.

Youth And Arts Pathways is part of the Queensland Government's Arts and Cultural Recovery Package of $22.5 million over two years to stabilise Queensland’s arts companies, secure employment for artists and arts workers and deliver COVID-safe cultural experiences for Queensland audiences


Youth And Arts Pathways supports Queensland’s young people within the arts and cultural sector during the phase of COVID-19 recovery where social distancing impacts the usability or viability of the sector. Arts Queensland is interested in supporting applications which best achieve career development for young people.

Youth And Arts Pathways provides funding for costs including but not limited to the delivery of training programs, workshops, placements or practical and technical skills development activities within professional arts practices.

Funding available 

Funding, up to the maximum of $80,000, is intended to support activities that will occur after 25 September 2020 and before 30 April 2021.

Eligibility criteria

All applicants must:

  • be an arts and cultural organisation based in Queensland
  • have an active Queensland-registered Australian Business Number (ABN) that is in the name of the applicant
  • have satisfied the reporting requirements of any previous Arts Queensland funding
  • conduct the activity in Queensland

Additional eligibility criteria apply. See guidelines for a full list of eligibility requirements.

Applications open: 31 July 2020 

Applications close: 28 August 2020

How to apply

  1. Read the support documents: guidelines (DOCX) (331.69 KB) and frequently asked questions (DOCX) (321.66 KB)  
  2. Apply online

Online submission through SmartyGrants is Arts Queensland's preferred method for receiving application forms and outcome reports for our funding programs.

If circumstances prevent you from providing your application or outcome report in this format please contact an Arts Investment Officer on (07) 3034 4016 or toll free 1800 175 53, or email


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