Cultural and creative grants

We provide a number of grants and sponsorships that support cultural and creative activity.

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Applications are closed

  • Applications opened: 24 February 2021
  • Applications closed: 29 March 2021
  • Project time frame: from 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022
  • Recommendations to Council: mid 2021

Grants team

We’d like to help you choose the right grant and provide tips for a successful application.

phone number
02 9265 9333
email address
[email protected]

About this program

Our cultural and creative grants and sponsorship program supports projects and initiatives that provide opportunities for creative participation, enhance creativity in the public domain 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

Funding is available in amounts from $5,000 to $50,000, for annual project funding or multi-year project (funding up to 3 years).

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

  • for-profit organisations requesting support are required to match the funding requested with cash – value-in-kind will not be accepted
  • applicants may be required to provide sponsorship benefits back to our communities in return for funding. These benefits will be negotiated on a case-by-case basis and can be up to the value of the funding provided.

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

Eligibility

Grants team

We’d like to help you choose the right grant and provide tips for a successful application.

phone number
02 9265 9333
email address
[email protected]

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How to apply

Applications for grants and sponsorship must be completed online.

The below resources and examples can help you prepare your application and supporting documents.

Sample budget – cultural and creative grants and sponsorshipPDF · 271.62 KB · Last modified
Standard measure cultural and creative grants and sponsorshipPDF · 802.6 KB · Last modified