While the crazy-hazy days of the 70s may be over, there are still bits of money available out there for our various creative professions and pursuits. It
may not be much moola, but at least it's there. Check out the following links and resources to help you find arts grants Australia-wide (and some
internationally) and learn more about how to catch one (or many!). Not all are arts-based, but some of the business and community ones might help!
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The Department of Loads of Things that are Vaguely Related
offers GrantsLINK, a website that helps you find funding available
under a variety of grant programs for individuals, businesses and
communities. Not all are arts and culture, but its worth a look.
Grant Finder links you to non-arts grants and other funding programs
that are available from the federal, state and territory governments, and
in some cases from local councils. You will need Flash for this site!
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Arts.gov has a long list of national and state based
grants, as well as links to grant-related services. It's
all over the place but a good start.
You can also try the following state and territory Arts bodies...
CB Online has Information about grants and fundraising opportunities available to
community broadcasting stations and/or programmers. This includes links to a
huge range of grant pages including the Small Rural Communities program,
Sydney City's matching grants program, regional partnership programs and more.
Australia Council for the Arts – Grant Finder allows you to search for grants Australia-wide in
various art forms, including the visual arts. When you visit this page you'll be asked a variety of
questions, mainly about your creative area, your age and ethnicity, and the kind of grant you are
looking for. It's a fantastic resource! Also available from Oz Co are the Arts Funding Guide, and the
very useful Information for Applicants.
The Community Funding Centre provides free help sheets, services, newsletters, books and training
to help community groups improve their fundraising abilities and become healthier and more viable.
If your work specifically targets the community sector, this might be the place for you.
Philanthropy Australia is the national peak body for philanthropy and is a non-profit
membership organisation. Subscription to either their hard copy or online directory gives you
access to a listing of their members which are foundations and trusts which provide funding.
They also offer a range of services to support those seeking grants from philanthropic sources,
including publications, workshops and subscription to the Knowledge Centre.
Parliamentary Library – A Guide to Community Grants provides links to selected sources of
Commonwealth, State and Territory financial assistance to community groups, as well as links to non-
government organisations which provide community grants and commercial services providing grant
information via subscription. The guide does not include links to scholarships, fellowships or research
This Commonwealth Government Entry Point provides links to State and Territory Governments.
From the various State Government home pages, follow the links to the arts and/or culture Ministry in
your State or Territory for information on grants for the arts and cultural industries.
You can also access industry-specific grants through some industry bodies.
Click here to access the Freelance Success Organisations page for more info.
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