Cultural sector innovation grants

This grant supports cultural organisations and businesses to innovate, adapt and grow through recovery from the impacts of Covid-19.

Applications are open

Applications close on 7 December 2020.

Project timeline

  • Applications open: 29 October 2020
  • Applications close: 7 December 2020
  • Projects may commerce from early February 2021 for 12 months, pending approval

About this program

This grant supports cultural organisations and businesses to innovate, adapt and grow through recovery from the impacts of Covid-19.

Funding available

Funding is available up to $20,000 cash.

Sole traders can apply for up to $10,000 cash.

Funds are available for any combination of the following:

  • pilot new operational models
  • transform program or project delivery
  • collaborate on and initiate new innovations.

The proposed budget for this program is $500,000.

Covid-19 Recovery Grants

Webinar and general briefing session 12 November 2020

How to apply

Applications for grants and sponsorship must be completed online.

Apply now

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

We also have dedicated support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people with disability to assist with the grants process. For more information contact the grants team on 02 9265 9333 or email [email protected].

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