Closing Soon - Australia Council Grants

Arts funding is currently available through Australia Council for the Arts. Grants exist for regional touringdeveloping new worksartists projects and leadership development; with some grants open to individuals and organisations. Find out if you, your band, your project or organisation are eligible for the current round of funding.

For 2017, the closing dates for the following grants are:

Midnight, Tuesday 3 October 2017 
for projects starting after 1 January 2018

Contemporary Music Touring Program - Up to $15,000

The Contemporary Music Touring Program supports national touring activity undertaken by Australian musicians performing original contemporary music. It provides support of up to $15,000 for tours in Australia that include performances in regional and remote areas.  Up to an additional $15,000 can be requested for remote and very remote touring. The Australia Council offers two grant rounds each year for the Contemporary Music Touring Program.

Playing Australia: Regional Performing Arts Touring Fund

This program supports performing arts to reach regional and remote communities across Australia. Grants are available to support the net touring costs associated with a national tour. There is no limit on the amount that can be requested. The Australia Council offers three grant rounds each year for Playing Australia.

The Australia Council offers three grant rounds each year for this category.

Arts Projects for Individuals and Groups - $10,000 - $50,000

Our arts projects program funds a range of activities that deliver benefits to the arts sector and wider public, including national and international audiences:

Career Development Grants for Individuals - $5,000 - $25,000

If you are an individual artist, arts worker or group of artists, this grant can provide support to further develop your skills or improve your capacity to build an enduring career. Grants are available from $5,000 to $25,000. 


Additional opportunities exists for those seeking leadership development, as part of the Future Leaders Program, and for delegates seeking to attend key international arts conferences.

See the Australia Council for the Arts website for more information.

Published: 14 Sep 2017 by QMusic Newsdesk