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Funding programs and partners

To help mitigate the impact of COVID-19, Arts Queensland is implementing 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 for Queensland’s arts and cultural sector as part of Queensland’s Economic Recovery Strategy: Stage Two underpins this.

The Arts and Cultural Recovery Package works 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.

These new funding opportunities are also supported by the redesign of several Arts Queensland funding programs.

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

I am interested in funding for

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.