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There are a number of arts grants at a local, state and national level – the nature and requirements of which change and evolve. You can speak with us at Arts Mid North Coast to help you identify the right opportunities, the nature of your applications and whether we are able to provide a letter of support or other assistance.

Make sure to visit our Grants Finder Page to find the latest opportunities available. [Click Here ]

Some of the key opportunities are listed below:

Regional Arts NSW Quick Response Grants (Quicks)
Made available under the Regional Arts Fund allocation for NSW, Quick Response Grants (‘Quicks’) offer funding for regional artists, arts organisations and communities to respond to unique arts opportunities that present themselves at very short notice. Individuals can apply for up to $3000, organisations can apply for up to $5000.

Quick Response Grants are delivered monthly from February to November and all applications will be competitively assessed at the end of each month, you will not be advised about your grant application until five days after the end of each month. There is no minimum grant amount.  There is a limited amount in this funding pool, so please ensure your budgets are accurate and you are only applying for the amount that you actually need.

The program is intended to:

  • support professional development opportunities for artists and arts workers involved in community programs that will increase their knowledge, skills and experience
  • support skills and or arts development for individuals and groups in regional communities through the employment of arts and cultural workers to conduct workshops, seminars and forums.

Contact:  02 9270 2502

Regional Arts Fund (RAF)

The Regional Arts Fund provides grants for arts and cultural activities in regional NSW that are sustainable, have long term cultural, economic and social benefits, develop partnerships and cultural networks and provide skills development opportunities.

Further information is available online.

Country Arts Support Program (CASP)

CASP provides small grants to artists and community organisations and local arts councils in regional NSW for short term, locally initiated projects. The aims of the program are:

  • to assist locally determined cultural activities;
  • to increase opportunities for regionally based groups to access a diverse range of arts programs;
  • to enable communities to explore and express their cultural identities;
  • to encourage communities to work together to develop and participate in cultural experiences;
  • to bring social and economic benefits to the community through training, employment and promotional activities; and
  • to leads to greater awareness and appreciation of cultural diversity in rural and regional New South Wales.

Further information is available through Arts Mid North Coast.

Create NSW

Create NSW is the NSW Government’s arts and culture policy and development body. The department provides support to artists and key arts and cultural organisations through infrastructure and funding programs, and targeted strategies. Arts NSW works collaboratively with the NSW cultural institutions, the arts and cultural sector and partners within government.

Go to for more details. Arts Mid North Coast notifies all key closing dates though our website, Arts Blast and social media.

Australia Council

Each year, The Australia Council delivers more than $200 million in funding for arts organisations and individual artists across the country. The Grants section of the website provides you with information about their funding programs and the funding application process.

Visions of Australia Regional Exhibition Touring Fund

The Regional Exhibition Touring program supports Australian cultural material to reach regional and remote communities across Australia. Grants are available to support the costs to develop and tour exhibitions of cultural material that has historic, scientific, design, social or artistic significance.

Playing Australia: Regional Performing Arts Touring Fund.

The Regional Performing Arts Touring program supports performing arts to reach regional and remote communities across Australia. Grants are available to support the costs associated with a national tour.

Festivals Australia. Regional Festivals Project Fund.
The Regional Festivals Project Fund supports the inclusion of an arts project at festivals in regional and remote Australia. Grants are available to support the costs to produce and present an arts activity.

Other Sources
In addition to the more established arts grants, artists and groups are encouraged today to think laterally for there are a host of other funding bodies and grants that may be applicable as the silos fall down and increased realisation that art is relevant to tourism, community development, health and many other sectors.

Local Councils: Many of our Local Councils on the Mid North Coast run community grant programs that support local Arts & Cultural Activities. Get in touch with your Local Council to find out what’s available or visit our Grants Finder

Club Grants: ClubGRANTS is one of Australia’s largest grant programs, providing more than $100 million in cash each year to a variety of worthy causes across NSW.

NSW Office of Youth The Youth Opportunities program provides one-off, time-limited grants for youth-led and youth-driven community projects.

NSW Government Regional Growth Fund:

Destination NSW Events Funding & Tourism Grants

Visit our Grants Finder Page to find more grant opportunities. [Click Here ]

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