Grants and Funding

Information for researching, understanding and acquiring grants.

The Regional Arts Fund (RAF)
An Australian Government program designed to benefit regional and remote arts practitioners, arts workers, audiences and communities. Following a state-wide Expression-of-Interest (EOI) process, Flying Arts Alliance has been selected to be the Queensland RPA from July 2018.
Australia Council for the Arts
The Australian Government’s arts funding and advisory body. Read more here.
Arts Queensland
Dedicated to growing a vibrant and sustainable arts and cultural sector in Queensland, Arts Queensland recognises the public value of Queensland’s dynamic arts and cultural sector specifically, its contribution to the creation of jobs and a diverse economy, and building safe, caring and connected communities.
Festivals Australia
Supporting community participation in and access to the arts, as well as aiming to support partnerships and collaboration across the sector. Read more here.
Copyright Agency Ltd
An Australian not-for-profit organisation that has been standing up for creators for more than 40 years. They enable the reuse of copyright-protected words and images in return for fair payment to creators.
The Tim Fairfax Family Foundation
The TFFF exists to support rural, regional and remote communities in Queensland and the Northern Territory to address the particular challenges they face due to their geographic location.
The John Villiers Trust
This trust gives grants to charities which support Queensland communities to participate in projects that will enrich lives and strengthen social spirit. We have a focus on organisations operating in remote and regional Queensland, particularly Central Queensland, as it was in these areas that John Villiers spent much of his life.
The Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal
FRRR’s mission is to champion the economic and social strength of Australia’s rural, regional and remote communities through partnerships with the private sector, philanthropy and governments.
Regional Arts Development Fund
RADF promotes the role and value of arts, culture and heritage as key drivers of diverse and inclusive communities and strong regions. RADF invests in local arts and cultural priorities, as determined by local communities, across Queensland and is delivered in partnership with 58 Queensland local councils.
Advancing Queensland: an Age-Friendly Community Grants Program
Queensland Government’s vision is to build an age-friendly state in which all Queenslanders, regardless of their age, can stay active and connected, and contribute economically, socially and culturally.
Creative Partnerships
At Creative Partnerships Australia, artists and arts organisations are provided with the tools, skills and resources to flourish. From fundraising programs, opportunities and business partnerships, to practical campaigning tips and capacity building workshops.
Pro Bono Australia
Pro Bono Australia is one of the country’s best known social businesses. They have provided news, jobs, education, skilled volunteering opportunities and other resources to support purpose-driven organisations across Australia to maximise their impact, covering all sectors under the umbrella of the purpose-economy from impact investing to philanthropy, volunteering, corporate social responsibility, not for profits and social enterprise.
The Queensland Destination Events Program
QDEP seeks to leverage the crucial link between events and the destinations in which they are staged, extending the flow of the economic, marketing and social benefits of events throughout metropolitan and regional Queensland. Offering two funding options for regional events, the streams can be used for marketing costs, strategic plan development, engagement of short-term specialised personnel and hire of temporary infrastructure.