Recent Funding Opportunities

The Year of Indigenous Tourism Festivals and Events Fund – OPEN NOW

Supported by a $10 million commitment from the Queensland Government to create tourism jobs for Indigenous Queenslanders and to position the state as the nation’s leader in Indigenous tourism.




Other Funding Opportunities

The Elyne Mitchell Photo Story Competition
Closes: 1 Mar 2021

Running alongside the Man from Snowy River Bush Fest, this photo story competition consists of an image with the theme ’The Gathering’. With a maximum of 200 words, could be a gathering of anything from people, to vehicles, to clouds, to flowers or animals. Select an image and then write about what that particular gathering means to you.
More information: bushfestival.com.au

The Gallipoli Art Prize
Closes: 10 Mar 2021

Australian (and other eligible) artists are invited to enter one piece of original work produced in oil, acrylic, water colour or mixed medium in the 2021 $20 000 Gallipoli Art Prize competition.
More information: gallipoliartprize.org.au

The Australian Antarctic Arts Fellowship
Closes: 26 Mar 2021

Experience life on the ice first hand, with a rare opportunity to travel to Antarctica and the Southern Ocean as an expeditioner via ANAT! This  program aims to increase Australian and international awareness and appreciation of Antarctica, the sub-Antarctic, Southern Ocean and the Australian Antarctic Program. 
More information: anat.org.au

COVID 19 Arts Sustainability Fund
Closes: 31 Mar 2021

This fund aims to provide ‘last resort’ funding assistance to significant Australian Government funded arts organisations that are assessed to be at imminent risk of insolvency as a direct result of COVID-19, having taken all reasonable action to maintain their financial position.
More information: grants.gov.au

The Fineman New Photography Award
Closes: 23 Apr 2021

This award places the focus on photographic artists working throughout the Asia-Pacific region, seeking to find those whose work is beginning to receive critical attention and deserves to be seen by international audiences. 
More information: ballaratfoto.org

Martin Kantor Portrait Prize
Closes: 1 May 2021

Open to all photographers and photo media artists, giving you the chance to have your work displayed and viewed at the Ballarat International Foto Biennale from 28 August to 24 October 2021 in Ballarat.
More information: ballaratfoto.org

The RISE Fund
Closes: 31 May 2021

The RISE Fund is supporting the arts and entertainment sector to reactivate. The program is targeting funding towards the arts and entertainment sector organisations who are seeking to restart, re-imagine or create new activities. The program is intended to assist by providing finance to assist the presentation of new or re-shaped cultural and creative activities and events.
More information: www.arts.gov.au

Birdport Flash Fiction Prize
Closes: 31 May 2021

With first, second and third prizes, your story will feature in the Bridport Prize anthology which opens access to other competitions. The Prize is open to writers of any nationality writing in English aged 16 and over at the time of the closing date
More information: bridportprize.org.uk

Symposium of Lace in Art & Design
Closes: 4 June 2021

Doily Free Zone is offering 10 scholarships for students currently enrolled in tertiary courses of: Art, Fashion, Textile & Industrial Design, Architecture, Engineering and Mathematics. One scholarship will be given every month leading up to the symposium in June 2021.
More information: doilyfreezone.net

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