Creative fellowships fund

Creative fellowships fund

Applications closed

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Applications closed

These grants will help individuals and collectives develop new projects during the Covid-19 pandemic. Projects can be presented during or after the pandemic has passed.

Who can apply

Artists, creative producers, curators and other creative workers.

What the funds can be used for

  • Materials and equipment
  • Your time – project development
  • Fees for people working with you
  • Training and professional development

How much you can apply for

Up to $20,000

Types of projects we’re looking for

  • Research or creative development of new arts projects or performances.
  • Innovative ways to keep creative professionals collaborating and working during restrictions on public gatherings.
  • Methods for artists to engage with diverse communities.
  • Creative solutions to help communities recover from the pandemic.
  • Developing networks and resources for the sector to deal with shocks, adapt to change and build long-term resilience.

What you’ll need to demonstrate

  • A significant loss of revenue
  • You’re an individual, sole trader or a group auspiced by a cultural organisation
  • Networks and professional experience within local cultural and creative sectors
  • You can develop new projects and work with community and cultural organisations
  • How you’ll develop and share your project within 6 months of receiving funds

Contact us

We’d like to help you choose the right grant and provide tips for a successful application. Call us on 02 9265 9333 or email


  • Applications close: 5pm, 27 April 2020
  • Council meeting: 18 May 2020
  • Funds released from: 1 June 2020

We are currently revising our operational plan in response to Covid-19 pandemic, including allocating the funding to this grants program. Any decision to grant financial assistance will not be made until after Council has approved the revised operational plan at its May Council meeting.

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Last updated: Tuesday, 28 April 2020