Cultural and creative grants

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

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 are now closed

  • Recommendations to Council: 27 June 2022

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 the grants and sponsorship program guidelines.

Eligibility