Artform festivals and events sponsorship

Celebrates, develops and engages our communities.

Crowd of people watching stage performers at a festival

Applications are now closed

  • Recommendations to Council: 27 June 2022

About this program

This program supports festivals and events that celebrate, develop and engage the city’s communities.

Festivals and events make an important contribution to the economy and cultural ecosystem of the city, locally and internationally. They may provide forums to share knowledge, create opportunities for active community participation and celebrate the unique social and cultural character of a village.

We also provide support for festivals and events under the village and community category

Funding available

Funding is available up to $30,000 per year, for a 1-year program or a program of up to 3 years. Funding for established or other festivals and events are negotiated on consultation.

At our discretion, we may offer a multi-year funding sponsorship agreement based on demonstrated audience attendances, ongoing demand, the applicant’s organisational and financial performance and the quality of its programs.

This program also includes value-in-kind support in the form of street banners and venue hire fee waiver for City of Sydney owned facilities.

For-profit organisations requesting support must match the funding requested with cash. Value-in-kind is not accepted.

For applications of $20,000 and over, please contact our grants team on 02 9265 9333 to discuss your project and its alignment with the grants and sponsorship guidelines.