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Funding programs and partners

To help mitigate the impact of COVID-19, Arts Queensland has implemented a number of measures and new funding opportunities to support the arts sector.  The Queensland Government’s $22.5 million two-year Arts and Cultural Recovery Package as part of Queensland’s Economic Recovery Strategy: Stage Two underpins this. The Arts and Cultural Recovery Package  is a down payment on Creative Together: A 10-year Roadmap for arts, culture and creativity in Queensland  that aims to help revitalise creative industries, support infrastructure and jobs, and power Queensland’s plan for economic recovery, and will support the Roadmap’s first two-year action plan, Sustain 2020-2022.

Visit the Information for Arts Funding Applicants page for information for applying for arts funding.

We encourage you to explore your funding options as outlined below.

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Organisations Fund 2022 - 2025 - Recipients

The Organisations Fund 2022-2025 provides multi-year operational funding for Queensland's small to medium arts sector to deliver artistic outcomes, grow employment opportunities for creative and cultural workers, and engage communities.

Find out more about the Organisations Fund. Download the Organisations Fund 2022-2025 and  2017-2020 funding recipients list.

View Organisations Fund case studies 


Touring Queensland Fund

The Touring Queensland Fund provides funding support for tour-ready performing arts, exhibition or educational work with demonstrated community interest and demand to tour to and from regional Queensland communities.

Funding recipients - download recipients from February to August 2021 (DOCX) (37.42 KB)

Opens: 18 August 2021 (Round 3)

Closes: 12pm, 13 October 2021

Touring Queensland Quick Response Fund

The Touring Queensland Quick Response Fund (TQF Quick) provides Queensland-based artists, arts organisations and presenters (including performing arts venues, galleries and museums, community or local government presenters) with grants of up to $20,000 support the delivery of touring performances and community engagement activities allied to performing arts or exhibitions touring.

Funding recipients - download recipients from February to August 2021 (DOCX) (45.58 KB)

Queensland Arts Showcase Program (QASP)

Supporting vibrant and accessible arts and cultural experiences for Queensland by individuals, organisations or collectives across three categories: Arts Accelerate, Arts Activate and Arts Advantage. 

View QASP case studies or download recipient outcomes from 2015 to 3 July 2020 (XLSX) (2.02 MB). From 14 July 2020, QASP is delivered in rounds - download Rounds 1-4 Outcomes (XLSX) (698.76 KB). 

Opens: 16 August 2021 (Round 5)

Closes: Arts Accelerate and Arts Activate close 1 October 2021. Arts Advantage closes 29 October 2021.



First Nations Commissioning Fund

The First Nations Commissioning Fund is for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander arts and cultural practitioners, organisations, collectives or communities to commission and deliver uniquely Queensland Indigenous stories, arts and cultural experiences, products and celebrations.

First Nations Pathways – Performing Arts Emerging Organisations Fund 2022-2025

First Nations Pathways - Performing Arts Emerging Organisations Fund 2022-2025 provides up to $100,000 per annum for operational costs and up to an additional $30,000 per annum for business development support for eligible Queensland-based First Nations emerging arts or cultural organisations.

Opens: 22 July 2021

Closed: 4pm, 16 September 2021

Live Music Support program (Closed)

The Live Music Support Program (LMSP) Round 2 is now closed. It offered contestable grant funding to Queensland-based indoor live music venues to offset revenue losses and stabilise business operations in 2021, building on earlier support delivered via the Queensland Government’s Arts and Cultural Recovery Package


Arts and Cultural Recovery Package

The Queensland Government announced (16 June 2020) a $22.5 million two-year Arts and Cultural Recovery Package for Queensland’s arts and cultural sector.

The Arts and Cultural Recovery Package includes a range of measures to strengthen the sector’s foundations for the future, drive new creative work, employ artists and arts workers, retain our skilled and talented creatives, and importantly, ensure the activation of our venues.

Individuals Fund

Supporting individual artists and cultural workers (emerging and established) to participate in transformational professional and career development opportunities.

View Individuals Fund case studies or download previous Individuals Fund recipients (XLSX) (93.86 KB) list in Excel format. Find out more about Individuals Fund.

Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF)

Partnering with local government to invest in the local development of quality arts and arts practice for and with regional communities. View RADF case studies.

Find out more about RADF.

Indigenous Regional Arts Development Fund (IRADF)

Partnering with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to ensure Indigenous communities in regional and remote areas of Queensland have access to arts and cultural services.  

View IRADF case studies or download previous IRADF recipients list (XLSX) (32.63 KB) in Excel format. 

Find out more about IRADF.

Playing Queensland Fund (PQF) (Closed)

Supporting performing and visual arts projects by Queensland artists and organisations that are ready to tour and have demonstrated community interest and demand. Includes activities targeted at schools and kindergartens in regional Queensland.


View PQF case studies or download current and previous PQF recipients list in Excel format. Read the fact sheets for schools, sector and for artist in residence projects.