Festivals and events sponsorships

Festivals and events sponsorships

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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-focused festivals and events that provide important contexts for the work of artists, showcase innovation in artform and help build connections between artists and audiences.
  • 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, and 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. New village and community festivals and events can apply for up to $30,000. Funding for established or other festivals and events will be negotiated upon consultation.


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 2016 5pm 7 March 2016 1 July 2016–30 June 2017
Round 2 1 August 2016 5pm 5 September 2016 1 January 2017–31 December 2017

Last updated: Tuesday, 6 September 2016