Festivals and events sponsorships

Festivals and events sponsorships

Currently closed

For the next round see the key dates below.

To find out more contact the grants team on 02 9265 9333.

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 8 February 2017 13 March 2017 1 August 2017 - 31 July 2018
Round 2 19 June 2017 24 July 2017 1 January 2018 - 31 December 2018

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Last updated: Monday, 24 July 2017