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Funding opportunities

A suite of new and streamlined arts funding programs are now available to support Creative Together’s action plan, Grow 2022 – 2026. Arts Queensland’s funding initiatives work to drive creative employment, and grow new creative work and events that will activate Queensland communities and showcase uniquely Queensland stories.

Information on this page relates to current open and future funding opportunities. Key dates for current opportunities are outlined in the funding calendar. View information on closed, or previously offered funding programs.

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

The following programs are now available

First Nations Commissioning Fund

FUNDING ROUND OPEN


Single & 2-year projects
(Round 4)

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OPEN:
29 January 2024


CLOSE: 2pm  
11 March 2024
 
The First Nations Commissioning 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. View previous recipients
 

Queensland Arts Showcase Program (QASP)

ROUND 5 OPENS 4 MARCH 2024


Single & 2-year projects
(Round 5)

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OPEN:
4 March 2024


CLOSE: 15 April 2024
 


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. View previous recipients.
 

Touring Queensland Fund


ROUND 4 OPENS 18 MARCH 2024


Single and multi-year projects
(Round 4)

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OPEN:
18 March 2024


CLOSE: 29 April 2024


The Touring Queensland Fund is focused on supporting regional community access to quality arts and cultural events and products. Download previous recipients

 

Grow Cultural Tourism Fund

FUNDING ROUND OPEN 


Round 1
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OPEN:
25 November 2023


CLOSE: 2pm,
29 February 2024

The Grow Cultural Tourism Fund will support the growth of arts and cultural events and programming across the state, build the local arts sector’s capacity, and activate communities to strengthen Queensland's reputation as a cultural tourism destination. 
 

Visual Arts Market Development Fund

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FUNDING ROUND OPEN


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OPEN:
26 October 2023

The Visual arts market development fund is focused on enabling key international opportunities that strengthen exposure, expand markets and revenue potential for Queensland’s visual arts craft and design sector.

This is a rolling fund. Applications can be submitted at any time. Refer to the fund guidelines for more information. 
 

Performing Arts Market Development Fund

FUNDING ROUND OPEN


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OPEN:
26 October 2023

The Performing Arts Market Development Fund will support interstate and overseas opportunities that grow Queensland’s cultural economy, increase exposure, facilitate business and career growth, and expand markets and export revenue potential for Queensland-based musicians, performing artists and organisations.

This is a rolling fund. Applications can be submitted at any time. Refer to the fund guidelines for more information.

First Nations Arts Business Grants

FUNDING ROUND NOW OPEN

 

Round 1 
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OPEN:
26 October 2023

First Nations Arts Business Grants focus on strengthening business skills and capacity of First Nations artists, artsworkers and arts and cultural organisations. 

This is a rolling fund. Applications can be submitted at any time. Refer to the fund guidelines for more information. 
 

Strategic Partnerships Fund

FUNDING ROUND CLOSED


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. View previous recipients