Charles Perkins Centre Writer in Residence Fellowship

The Charles Perkins Centre Writer in Residence Fellowship will recognise an Australian writer working in a creative genre (including fiction, poetry, performance, creative non-fiction, digital media, screen) who has published a major work, or has had it performed/produced professionally within the past five years.

The Charles Perkins Centre Writer in Residence Fellowship will be for one year (2017 – 2018), and will include:

  • a grant of AUD$100,000
  • an honorary appointment at the University of Sydney
  • a base in the Charles Perkins Centre Research and Education Hub
  • full library access
  • the opportunity to meet and work with a diverse range of researchers, educators and clinicians at the Charles Perkins Centre.

Closes 5pm, 10 February 2017. Read the guidelines and apply here



The City of Sydney is seeking expressions of interest for the Art & About Sydney 2017/18 program.

We are looking for big ideas that temporarily transform public and unusual spaces in the City of Sydney’s local area. We wish to engage, involve and inspire Sydneysiders, and seek creative projects that share this aim.

Ideas and proposals from all art disciplines are welcome including but not limited to visual artists, curators, performers, collectives, filmmakers, musicians, writers, composers, theatre companies, storytellers, producers, choreographers, architects, designers and anyone with a big creative idea that meets our creative brief.

Closes 5pm, Friday 10 March 2017. More info and submit EOIs here

Creative Partnerships MATCH Lab

MATCH Lab is the new iteration of Creative Partnerships’ matched funding program for independent artists and groups. It supports artists to build fundraising skills, increase knowledge of philanthropy and arts partnerships, develop broader arts business knowledge and create sustainable sources of revenue for their work into the future.

There are two key changes to the program this year:

1) MATCH Lab is placing a stronger emphasis on long-term skills development. If you’re successful, you’ll take part in a professional development clinic AND be eligible for matched funding for your fundraising campaign.

2) MATCH Lab matches funds raised from a variety of fundraising approaches, not just crowdfunding.

Applications close: 17 February 2017 For more information and to apply click here


PPCA Performers’ Trust Foundation

Established in 1975, the PPCA Performers’ Trust Foundation provides grants to promote and encourage music and the music-related performing arts.

The grants provided are non-recurring (i.e. one-off grants rather than a periodical payment) and are determined by the four trustees of the trust.

  • Two (including the Chairman) are appointed by the PPCA;
  • One is appointed by the Musicians’ Union of Australia;
  • One is appointed by the Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance (formerly Actors’ Equity)

The trustees of the trust typically meet four times a year (approximately once every three months) to consider applications. For more information or to get in touch with PPCA click here

Ian Potter Cultural Trust Emerging Artists Grants

The Ian Potter Cultural Trust aims to support and nurture a vibrant, diverse arts sector in Australia, and encourage the pursuit of excellence. Individual artists are the essential ‘building blocks’ of the sector, so the Trust’s grants work to reward commitment and passion, and support our most talented artists to develop their skills and achieve their potential.

The Trust offers grants of up to $7,000 to assist early career artists of exceptional talent to undertake professional development, usually overseas. Your application for a grant will be considered by The Ian Potter Cultural Trust’s Board. The Board meets three times a year and you will be notified of the decision within two weeks of the meeting.

For more information and to apply click here

Arts NSW Aboriginal Regional Arts Fund (ARAF)

The 2017 NSW Aboriginal Regional Arts Fund (ARAF) supports arts projects that celebrate and promote Aboriginal cultural identities in regional NSW and, by doing so, make the rich and diverse Aboriginal cultures of regional NSW more visible and accessible.

Before you apply, please read the 2017 NSW Aboriginal Regional Arts Fund Guidelines for more comprehensive information, including special eligibility requirements and assessment criteria for this funding category.

Applications close: 27 February 2017 (5pm, AEST – Sydney time)

Arts NSW Aboriginal quick response

As part of the NSW Aboriginal Arts and Cultural Strategy, funding is available throughout the year to help Aboriginal artists, organisations and partnerships explore market development opportunities in the creative industries by attending trade fairs and export markets.

Closing dates: Open Funding limit: Up to $5,000 for travel and related expenses

Who can apply? Individuals and organisations, partnerships and groups

For more information and to apply please go to Arts NSW  N.B. TNN would like to advise that the Arts NSW representative listed on this site is no longer current and enquires should be through the contact details provided at NSW Aboriginal Regional Arts Fund Guidelines (above) or through email:


Australia Council for the Arts ARTISTS WITH DISABILITY FUNDING

Artists with disability funding provides support for artists and groups who identify with disability. There is only one closing date for this funding round in 2016. Applications will be available again in 2017.

Individuals and groups may apply for artists with disability funding. The Australia Council will offer one grant round in 2017. That grant round will close on Tuesday 7 February for projects starting after 1 May 2017.

For more information and to apply click here

Australia Council Playing Australia: Regional Performing Arts Touring Fund

The Australia Council offers three grant rounds each year for Playing Australia. The next round will close on: Tuesday 7 February for projects starting after 1 May 2017

The Regional Performing Arts Touring 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. For more information and to apply for this and other Australia Council funding click here

And don’t forget: Australia Council grants program supports a diverse range of artists, organisations, artistic practice and arts activity. Follow the link to find full list of available grants. 2017 funding rounds close Feb 7, June 6 and Oct 3.

Arts On Tour Community Presenter Touring Grants

Arts On Tour are excited to start the year with an increase in funding for its new Community Presenter Touring Grants.

The Grant is designed to broaden access to professional productions to audiences in regional and remote NSW, and local councils, community groups, professional arts organisations as well as artists themselves area all encouraged to apply. Grant funds can be used to support up to 50% of the performance/delivery fee of a touring production.

With the increased funding applicants can now apply for: between $500 and $4,000 per venue & up to $15,000 for a tour of four or more venues.

Next Funding round is April 10, 2017 for projects between 1 June, 2017 and 31 December, 2018. Applications open on March 13, 2017 to get more information go directly to Arts On Tour!


Willoughby City Council Kaleidoscope Expressions of Interest

Opportunity to transform an outdoor space

Willoughby Council wants to transform its laneways, thoroughfares, street corners, parks and other public spaces so it is looking for artists who can bring life to the municipality with temporary installations or performances.

The opportunity comes through the Willoughby Visual Arts Biennial (WVAB), a local festival which is running its second iteration this year after a successful inauguration in 2015. This year Willoughby Council is calling for expressions of interest from artists and creatives to submit ideas for the Willoughby Visual Arts Biennial (WVAB), responding to the theme Kaleidoscope.

Rather than offering only Council art spaces as previously, the Council has gone bigger by expanding into outdoor spaces around Chatswood. The Council has chosen the outdoor format with the aim of increasing public awareness and participation in the event. For artists, it has the advantage of an opportunity to reach a broad audience and make a considerable public impact with meaningful, dramatic or quirky public art. Expressions of Interest close 20 March.  Click here for more information

Applications are open to artists who work in installation, sculpture, performance and new media such as video, projection and sound. The Council is particularly keen for applications from artists from diverse backgrounds.


Playwriting Australia PWA Lab 2017

The PWA Lab 2017 is a week-long workshop opportunity encouraging artists to examine the possibilities of including playwrights in innovative processes, aiming to bring the unique skills of a writer to an ever-widening theatre-making practice. The PWA Lab supports non-traditional forms of theatre, multi-authored text and non-writer-led work. We are inviting proposals from artists, collectives and companies with a desire to workshop a new idea, a new partnership or a new form. Proposals must have a writer involved and include details of other creative team members attached to the project.

Applications close: 27 February 2017. For further details on the program and to apply click here. N.B. Dates on this link refer to 2016 PWA Lab.




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