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VACS Major Commissioning Projects (Individuals and Groups)

Applications Close: 06 Dec 2022

This program funds new visual arts and craft commissions to be created for presentation nationally and internationally.

These grants deliver investment to individuals and groups as part of the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy. Each year a designated number of grants are available to each state or territory reflecting the population spread of the country of which the Strategy is based.

Grants of $100,000 are available. The new commission proposed must be presented to audiences by 31 December 2024.

In 2023 the program will award grants to the following states and territories:

  • New South Wales
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Tasmania
  • Victoria
  • Western Australia.

The Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory will both have grants awarded in 2024, alongside New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia and Victoria.

Please note that successful recipients of Major Commissioning Projects grants in this round are not eligible to apply for this grant again until 2026. They are also not eligible to apply to the Arts Projects for Individuals and Groups grant category until the March closing date in 2025.

Please note: Your project must consider the latest government advice regarding COVID-19.

Please read through the following grant guidelines.

If you need advice about applying, contact an Artists Services Officer

Key dates

Applications close: Tuesday 6 December 2022 at 3pm AEDT, for projects beginning after 1 April 2023.

Please note: To apply you must be registered in our application management system a minimum of two business days prior to the closing date.

Amount: $100,000

Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by March 2023.

📷: Installation view, ‘Jacobus Capone: Orisons’, UNSW Galleries, Sydney, 2022. Photography: Jacquie Manning. Courtesy of Moore Contemporary.

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