Festivals and events sponsorships

Festivals and events sponsorships

Festivals and events

Through the festivals and events sponsorship program, the City aims to support festivals and events that celebrate, develop and engage the city’s communities.

The City provides support for festivals and events under 2 categories:

  • Artform festivals and events that provide a contemporary overview of developments in each artform, including innovative contexts for the work of artists, connect artists to audiences and meet the City’s broader cultural priorities.
  • Village and community festivals and events that celebrate the spirit of a community and build opportunities to share its cultural characteristics with a wider public, or events that nurture and amplify the unique characteristics of the city and village precincts, meet the City’s broader place-making objectives and showcase a local community, including local business.

Please see grants and sponsorship guidelines for expected program outcomes, assessment criteria, and eligibility.

Funding available

Funding is available for a 1 year program or a program of up to 3 years, generally for amounts between $5,000 to $30,000 for new applicants or localised festivals. For all other festivals currently supported under 3 year agreements, funding requests need to be negotiated before submitting an application for further support.


For more information about this program or how to apply, please contact: 

Grants Team02 9265 9333

Key dates

Grant round Applications open Applications close Project timeframe
Round 1 27 January 2015 2 March 2015 1 June 2015–30 June 2016
Round 2 3 August 2015 7 September 2015 1 January 2016–31 December 2016

Last updated: Wednesday, 16 September 2015