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Queensland Arts funding programs

Arts Queensland also provides the following funding programs.

These funds are currently closed, but will reopen in the future for further funding rounds. 

Organisations Fund 2022-2025

View the 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.

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

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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.

  • Funding recipients - View the 2022-2025 recipients here
  • Now Closed - Closed on 16 September 2021

Regional Arts Development Fund

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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.

Indigenous Regional Arts Development Fund (IRADF) 

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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.

These funding programs have now closed or have been replaced by the current funding programs.

Guidelines and resources for current recipients of previous funding programs are available on the respective funds web page.

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 included 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.

Funds included:

Live music support

The Live Music Support Program - Round 4  provided grant funding to Queensland-based indoor live music venues to offset revenue losses and stabilise business operations in 2021 for costs incurred from 1 October 2021 to 31 December 2021. The program built on earlier support delivered via the Queensland Government’s Arts and Cultural Recovery Package

Individuals Fund

The Individuals Fund provided support for 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 list (XLSX) (105.6 KB)  in Excel format.

Touring funding

Touring Queensland Quick Response Fund 

The Touring Queensland Quick Response Fund provided 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 to 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)

Playing Queensland Fund 

The Playing Queensland Fund (PQF) supported performing and visual arts projects by Queensland artists and organisations including activities targeted at schools and kindergartens in regional Queensland. Artists and organisations looking for funding are encouraged to view Touring Queensland Fund.

Download previous PQF recipients.