Funding and Grant Resources

Top 5 Funding and Grant Resources for Artists

1. Australia Council

The Australia Council for the Arts is the Australian Government’s arts funding and advisory body. There are a range of activities funded through Australia Council Grant Programs and the Programs delivered on behalf of the Government.

2. Funding Centre

The Funding Centre is Australia’s best grants & fundraising hub.

3. Ian Potter Foundation

A major Australian philanthropic foundation that supports and promotes excellence and innovation, facilitating positive social change, and developing Australia’s creativity and capacity as a nation.

4. The Myer Foundation and Sidney Myer Fund

The Myer Foundation and Sidney Myer Fund make grants across Australia in accordance with our vision to improve peoples’ lives in lasting and positive ways. Grants are made across a number of different areas.

5. Philanthropy Australia

How to seek funding. If you’re seeking funding from Australian philanthropic trusts and foundations see this  website.


Funding and Grant Resources for Artists

Arts Qld

Explore funding options available through Arts Queensland

Arts ACT

The ACT Arts Fund program is funded by the ACT Government and managed by artsACT. The ACT Arts Fund supports high quality work across a broad range of artforms and practices through a number of funding categories.

Arts South Australia

Through funding assistance and other support, the South Australian Government, via its arts and cultural agency Arts South Australia, promotes and recognises the strengths of our artists and arts organisations.

Arts NSW

Offering direct funding to artists, organisations and arts workers through programs. The program funds everything from multiyear programs and projects to professional development, and across theatre, dance, visual arts and more.

The Department of Culture and the Arts –  WA

The Department of Culture and the Arts supports the development and delivery of culture and the arts in Western Australia through the provision of funding to individual artists and organisations, devolved funding through selected organisations, and partnerships with Commonwealth, State and local government agencies.

Dept Arts & Museums Northern Territory

Arts NT programs include the NT Arts Grants Program and the Australian Government Regional Arts Fund. Funded programs help the development of artists and organisations in the Northern Territory (NT). These programs aim to explore, express and showcase NT identity through arts and culture.

Australian Competitive Grants Register

The ACGR lists schemes that provide competitive research grants to higher education providers (HEPs).

Worldwide Initiatives for Grantmaker Support

The Worldwide Initiatives for Grantmaker Support (WINGS) is a network of almost 100 philanthropy associations and support organizations in 38 countries around the world whose purpose is to strengthen, promote and provide leadership on the development of philanthropy and social investment.

The Foundation Center

The Foundation Center is the world’s leading source of information on philanthropy, fundraising, and grant programs.

Grants Victoria

The Victorian Government grants directory enables you to search for government grants and assistance within the state of Victoria. Find here the community, education, legal and business grants or financial assistance which are available to you.

Reichstein Foundation

The Reichstein Foundation works for social justice and environmental sustainability by investing strategically in inspirational people, projects and organisations. It is a catalyst for more effective philanthropy in Australia.

Victorian Multicultural Commission

The Victorian Government has consolidated and streamlined grants programs in the Multicultural Affairs portfolio to better meet the needs of the community.

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