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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.

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

I am interested in funding for

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.

Artists in Residence Fund (AIR)

Artists in Residence funding supports regional Queensland schools and kindergartens to partner with artists and arts organisations to deliver innovative projects.  Funding for artists in residence projects is now available through the new Arts and Education stream of the Playing Queensland Fund which is open year round.

The standalone Artists in Residence Fund (AIR) has now closed.

View AIR case studies and historic fund guidelines and other documents, or download the AIR 2016-19 recipients list in Excel format.

Creative Sparks

Partnering with Brisbane City Council to support creative projects that enrich Brisbane's communities and develop the professional practice of local artists and cultural workers.  

Find out more about Creative Sparks.

Billy Thorpe Scholarship

Supporting emerging musicians to establish a professional career.  

Find out more about the Billy Thorpe Scholarship.

Grant McLennan Fellowship

Providing an opportunity to travel to New York, London or Berlin to further develop artistic skills in an immersive music culture.  

Find out more about the Grant McLennan Fellowship.

Visual Arts and Crafts Strategy (VACS)

Partnering with the Australia Council for the Arts to increase the viability and vitality of Australia’s contemporary visual arts and craft sector in Queensland.  

Find out more about VACS.