Cultural and creative grants

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

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]

Applications have now closed

Grant round 1

  • Applications open: 5 February 2020
  • Applications close: 9 March 2020
  • Project timeframe: 1 August 2020 to 31 July 2021
  • Recommendations to Council: 29 June 2020

Councillors discuss and assess applications during recommendations to Council.

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 over $5,000 and up to $50,000.

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

Annual project funding or multi-year project (funding up to 3 years).

  • 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.


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How to apply

Applications for grants and sponsorship must be completed online. Application forms are available once the grant round opens.

The below resources and examples can help you prepare your application and supporting documents once the round is open.

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