Creative grants

Supports cultural and creative activity in our communities.

A night-time scene of a tree that has been turned into artwork. Branches have been added to the tree's trunk to form the face of a man.

Applications open in 2023 for projects starting from 1 July.

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02 9265 9333
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About this program

This program supports projects and initiatives that contribute to Sydney’s cultural life, provide opportunities for creative participation, enliven public spaces, and strengthen the sustainability and capacity of our cultural and creative industries.

The program funds projects and initiatives that align with priorities in our creative city cultural policy and action plan 2014–2024 and live music and performance action plan.

Funding available

Cash funding from $10,000 to $50,000 per year is available, for a one-year program or multi-year funding (up to 3 years).

Value-in-kind in the form of street banner and venue hire fee waiver is also available.

Applicants can apply for up to $5,000 worth of capital expenditure or equipment purchase.

For applications of more than $30,000, we recommend you contact our grants team on 02 9265 9333 to discuss your project and its alignment with the grants and sponsorship program guidelines.


How to apply

Applications for grants and sponsorship must be completed online.

Applications for this program will open in 2023.

If you’d like to discuss your proposal, please contact the Grants team on 02 9265 9333 or email [email protected]