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Individuals Fund Now open

The Queensland Government’s Individuals Fund will help to build opportunities and increase employment for Queensland artists and arts workers.  The Individuals Fund provides support of up to $7000 for Queensland artists and cultural workers looking to extend their practice, upgrade skills, undertake new projects or participate in important professional development opportunities.

Individuals Fund 2021 supported 29 emerging and established Queensland artists reach their professional goals with more than $185,000 in funding.

Award-winning Queensland writer Dr Jacqueline Ryan received $4750 last year to expand the audience for her Burger Force graphic novel series, with over 500 social media engagements, ricocheting the project through its extensive networks of performers, bringing new attention to Burger Force and to its cast.

Dr Ryan said, “This funding isn't just a stepping-stone for my career as an arts practitioner – it's also a unique opportunity for new audiences to connect with my work. Thanks to Arts Queensland, new readers can discover my Burger Force comics and enjoy their showcase of iconic Brisbane landmarks.”

Cambodian-Australian storyteller Mr Egan Sun-Bin received $3777 in 2021 to support the development of his new play Blue Iris aimed at engaging young people.

Mr Sun-Bin said, “This funding will help elevate and showcase emerging theatre creatives and the stories we wish to tell. We don't see many contemporary characters or actors my age on the Brisbane stages so I'm thankful to see that Arts Queensland believes not only in the project but also in the next generation of storytellers.”

The Individuals Fund is open until 4 March for projects commencing 30 May 2022. Click here to review the guidelines and FAQs. Submit your application via SmartyGrants by Friday, 4 March, 2022.


  • Image 1 (thumbnail and header) - Image of dancer Alexis McLean for Riley Baldwins Wild Card. Riley was a recipient of the Individuals Fund 2021. Photo by Pointe Shoot Love Photography.
  • Image 2 (thumbnail and header) - Mason Hope-Kassulke recipient of Individuals Fund 2021. Photo by Ellie M Photography.
  • Image 3 (header) - Distinct Raw marks, Kuweini Dias Mendis, recipient of Individuals Fund 2021. 
  • Image 4 (header) - Uluru Embroider, Qingmin (Jenny) Gaom recipient of Individuals Fund 2021. Photo by Jenny Gao.