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					                         2012 GRANTS
        For museums, galleries and other
collecting & exhibiting institutions in Queensland




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Grants and funding information:
Museum & Gallery Services Queensland has compiled a listing of funding and grant opportunities of interest to
museums, galleries and other collecting institutions in Queensland.
The grants and funds are organised into areas of ACTIVITY. These include:
   CAPITAL WORKS
   STAFFING AND ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS
   EQUIPMENT
   WORKSHOPS, SEMINARS, CONFERENCES, TRAINING including funds for hire of consultants and speakers
   CONSERVATION/PRESERVATION
   PROJECT WORK inc. exhibitions (travelling exhibitions), public programs, events (inc. special events), collection projects
   INDIGENOUS PROGRAMS
   RESIDENCIES/INTERNSHIPS/MENTORSHIPS/INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPMENT
   DISASTER RELIEF

This resource is intended as a starting point only and does not necessarily represent all levels of funding available to any particular
group. This information is also subject to change. Grant seekers should check the funding body’s website and speak to a funding
body representative before submitting an application. This listing does not include: funding for film, television or radio projects;
sponsorship opportunities; or funding for for-profit arts businesses.

Accompanying Documents
   Grants Calendar 2012
   Philanthropic Funding 2012


Updated February 2012




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GRANTS 2011

Activity         Funding Body                           Grant Details                                                 Closing Date
Capital Works    Arts Queensland – Grittier Places      Recycling redundant or under-utilised council buildings       Check providers    website
                 Program                                                                                              for 2012 closing   dates.
                 Arts Queensland – Regional             To assist regional venues with redevelopments and             Check providers    website
                 Infrastructure Grant Program           upgrades which strengthen their capacity to deliver arts      for 2012 closing   dates.
                                                        and cultural services and experiences to the people of
                                                        Queensland.
                 Brisbane City Council – Lord Mayor’s   To increase the environmental sustainability of existing      This program is currently
                 Sustainability Grants                  community facilities.                                         deferred.
                 Breakwater Island Casino               Capital expenditure and equipment                             31 May and 30
                 Community Benefit Fund                 Eligible area: Northern Qld (see listing for further info)    November 2012
                 Department of Regional Australia –     To support Australia’s regions and enhance the                Check provider’s website
                 Regional Development Australia         economic development and liveability of their
                 Fund (RDAF)                            communities.
                 Building Rural Communities Fund:       For capital items to implement projects that improved         Closed but check website
                 Qld Department of Employment,          the economic, social, cultural and environmental              after election.
                 Economic Development and               capacity of a Blueprint for the Bush community (or
                 Innovation                             communities).
                 Gambling Community Benefit Fund        Minor capital works (except where the facilities are          28 February, 31 May, 31
                 (GCBF)                                 owned by an individual or private company).                   August, 30 November
                                                                                                                      2012
                 Jupiters Casino Community Benefit      Capital expenditure/fixed assets:                             28 February, 31 May, 31
                 Fund (JCCBF)                               Equipment used in research                               August, 30 November
                                                            Purchase of property / buildings /accommodation          2012
                                                            Office equipment and furnishings
                                                            Specialised equipment
                                                            Storage facilities
                                                            Upgrade/refurbish facilities.
                                                        Eligible areas: Qld / NSW border to the northern
                                                        boundaries of the Central Queensland
                 Local Councils Funding                 Local Councils often provide funding for local community      Visit
                                                        arts and culture.                                             http://www.localgovern
                                                                                                                      ment.qld.gov.au for your
                                                                                                                      local council.
                 Reef Hotel Casino Community            Capital works and equipment                                   28 February and 31
                 Benefit Fund                           Eligible area: Far North Qld (see listing for further info)   August 2012

Staffing &       Arts Queensland Small to Medium        The s2m program provides funding towards the core             Check provider’s website
Administrative   Organisations Program                  operations of a wide range of small to medium arts and        for 2011 closing dates
Costs                                                   cultural organisations recognised as industry leaders in


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                                                 their chosen fields.
            Australia Council – ArtStart         Starting a business or arts practice, including:              2 March and 20
                                                     Business skills and costs                                September 2012
                                                     Marketing and promotion
                                                     Training and skills development
                                                     Office, space and equipment/tools
                                                     Community partnerships skills
            Grants to Voluntary Environment      Administrative costs. Consideration will also be given to     Check provider’s website
            and Heritage Organisations (GVEHO)   providing funds to cover the cost of small office and         for updates
                                                 non-office capital items to assist delivering activities of
                                                 the organisation where there is significant and long-term
                                                 public benefit in the purchase.
            Jupiters Casino Community Benefit    Appointment of staff and associated costs to conduct          28 February, 31 May, 31
            Fund (JCCBF)                         pilot programs                                                August and 30 November
                                                 Eligible areas: Qld / NSW border to the northern              2012
                                                 boundaries of the Central Queensland
            Local Council                        Local Councils often provide funding for local community      Visit
                                                 arts and culture                                              http://www.localgovern
                                                                                                               ment.qld.gov.au for your
                                                                                                               local council.
Equipment   Arts Queensland – Regional           To assist regional venues with redevelopments and             Check providers website
            Infrastructure Grant Program         upgrades which strengthen their capacity to deliver arts      for 2012 closing dates.
                                                 and cultural services and experiences to the people of
                                                 Queensland.
            Australia Council – ArtStart         Starting a business or arts practice, including:              2 March and 20
                                                     Business skills and costs                                September 2012
                                                     Marketing and promotion
                                                     Training and skills development
                                                     Office, space and equipment/tools
                                                     Community partnerships skills
            Breakwater Island Casino             Capital expenditure and equipment                             31 May and 30
            Community Benefit Fund               Eligible area: Northern Qld (see listing for further info)    November 2012
            Department of Families, Housing,     Small equipment, sporting items and fuel costs to help        Check provider’s website
            Community Services & Indigenous      existing volunteers and to encourage more people to           for 2012 closing dates.
            Affairs – Volunteer Grants Program   become volunteers.
            Gambling Community Benefit Fund      Equipment associated with the activities of the               28 February, 31 May, 31
            (GCBF)                               organisation                                                  August, and 30
                                                                                                               November 2012
            Grants to Voluntary Environment      Administrative costs including essential office supplies      Check provider’s website
            and Heritage Organisations (GVEHO)   and equipment                                                 for updates

            Jupiters Casino Community Benefit    Capital expenditure / fixed assets. Grants are not made       28 February, 31 May, 31
            Fund (JCCBF)                         for equipment requiring regular replacement.                  August and 30 November

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                                                            Eligible areas: Qld / NSW border to the northern               2012
                                                            boundaries of the Central Queensland
                     Local Council                          Local Councils often provide funding for local community       Visit
                                                            arts and culture projects.                                     http://www.localgovern
                                                                                                                           ment.qld.gov.au for your
                                                                                                                           local council.
                     National Library of Australia –        Purchase and installation of environmental control and         Opening 1 March 2012
                     Community Heritage Grants              monitoring equipment when based on the prioritised             check providers website
                                                            recommendations of a preservation survey.                      for closing date.
                     Reef Hotel Casino Community            Capital works and equipment                                    28 February and 31
                     Benefit Fund                           Eligible area: Far North Qld (see listing for further info)    August 2012
Workshops,           Arts Queensland – Regional Arts        One-off, short term projects that offer professional arts,     Contact your local
seminars,            Development Fund (RADF)                cultural and heritage opportunities                            council’s RADF Liaison
conferences,                                                                                                               Officer for closing dates.
training including
funds for hire of
consultants and
speakers
                     Australia Council – Aboriginal &          Development of ideas and skills, not necessarily with      16 July and 19
                     Torres Strait Islander Arts (ATSIA)        a public outcome                                           November 2012
                     Board – Skills and Arts Development       Mentorship programs involving the sharing of artistic
                                                                and cultural skills and knowledge
                                                               Support for arts workshops
                                                               Professional development projects
                                                               Conferences or seminars
                                                               Management planning and development
                     Australia Council – Visual Arts –         Exhibitions                                                20 August 2012
                     Presentation and Promotion                Publications
                                                               Conferences
                                                               International visitors
                     Brisbane City Council – Community      Provides support to increase the community's access to,        2 April 2012
                     History Grants                         and appreciation of Brisbane's history and heritage and
                                                            support projects that raise the profile and accessibility of
                                                            Brisbane's history and heritage.
                     Brisbane City Council – Creative       Professional development of young and emerging artists         2 April 2012
                     Sparks Grants                          Creative projects within a community context

                     Brisbane City Council – Lord Mayor’s   Development of young and emerging local artists by             2 April 2012
                     Young & Emerging Artists               participating in national or international training and
                     Fellowship                             professional development programs
                     Gambling Community Benefit Fund        Special one-off events and activities including:               28 February, 31 May, 31
                     (GCBF)                                 Community arts and recreation events                           August, 30 November
                                                            Conferences                                                    2012

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                                      Community education activities.
                                      Community development and organisational
                                      development including:
                                          Access and equity projects
                                          Research projects
                                          Organisational review and redevelopment
                                          Fundraising initiatives
                                          Volunteer support.
Jupiters Casino Community Benefit         Community Education/Training                          28 February, 31 May, 31
Fund (JCCBF)                              Community Workshops                                   August, 30 November
                                      Eligible areas: Qld / NSW border to the northern           2012
                                      boundaries of the Central Queensland

Local Council                         Local Councils often provide funding for local community   Visit
                                      arts and culture projects.                                 http://www.localgovern
                                                                                                 ment.qld.gov.au for your
                                                                                                 local council.
Museum & Gallery Services Qld –       To assist public museums and galleries to undertake        1 July 2012
Standards Program Grant               strategic projects or new initiatives that builds on
                                      outcomes from M&GSQ’s Standards Program.
Museums Australia Queensland –        To assist individual gallery/museum volunteers and paid    First of every month until
Individual Professional Development   staff to attend seminars, conferences or courses. Grants   funds are expended.
Bursaries                             can be used towards conference registration fees,
                                      associated workshop fees, travel, accommodation and
                                      living expenses during the period of the
                                      course/conference.
National Library of Australia –       Preservation and collection management training            Check providers website
Community Heritage Grants                                                                        for details
Program
Optus Connecting Communities          Projects aimed at connecting disengaged youth and/or       Check provider’s website
Grants Program                        reducing social isolation.                                 for closing dates
Queensland Arts Council - Regional    Provide opportunities for regional communities to          February – November
Arts Fund – Regional Quick            employ professional artists to conduct seminars and        2012. Response of
Response Grants                       forums which develop skills within the community           outcome within 5
                                                                                                 business days
Queensland Arts Council – Regional       Developmental opportunities for professional and/or    12 March and 10 August
Arts Fund – Community Project             emerging professional artists, arts organisations,     2012
Program                                   and/or arts and cultural workers in regional
                                          Queensland.
                                         Regional skills development and access to
                                          information
Arts Queensland - Regional Arts       Building community cultural capacity: for community        Contact your council's
Development Fund (RADF)               groups to engage a professional artist or artsworker to    RADF Liaison Officer for

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                                                          work with them on developing their arts practice or to                  closing dates
                                                          run arts development workshops or community projects.
                Regional Galleries Association of         Grants to assist volunteer-run galleries to undertake                   First day of every month
                Queensland (RGAQ) Professional            organisational initiatives. These might include:                        until funds are expended
                Development Bursaries for                 Costs towards improvements in the gallery/museum
                organisational initiatives                exhibition program such as touring exhibition fees and
                                                          display improvements.
                                                          An appropriate consultant to work with the institution on
                                                          skill development in areas such as Education and Public
                                                          Programs; Exhibition Development; or Strategic
                                                          Planning and Policy Development.
                                                          On-site training workshops and seminars in specialist
                                                          areas such as volunteer recruitment, board
                                                          management and museum/gallery practice.
                Telstra Connected Seniors Grant Program   To help older Australians learn about new technologies to enable them   17 April 2012
                                                          to confidently use mobile phones and Internet to keep in contact with
                                                          family, friends and the world around them.

Conservation/   Arts Queensland – Regional Arts           Contemporary collections/stories: to preserve and                       Contact your council's
Preservation    Development Fund (RADF)                   provide access to locally held collections of significance,             RADF Liaison Officer for
                                                          and collect and tell local stories from the past and the                closing dates
                                                          present that can demonstrate state and/or local
                                                          significance.
                Australian National Maritime                 Collection management                                               31 August 2012
                Museum and the Australian                    Conservation
                Government – Maritime Museums of
                Australia Project Support Scheme
                (MMAPSS)
                Department of Veteran’s Affairs –            Restoration or upgrading of community war                           Accepted anytime.
                Saluting their Service -                      memorials and their surrounds                                       Funding decisions are
                Commemorations Grants                        Restoration, preservation and interpretation of                     made every two months,
                                                              Australian wartime memorabilia for public display                   contact provider for
                                                             Restoration of and new commemorative plaques and                    updates.
                                                              honour boards on public display
                Local Council                             Local Councils often provide funding for local community                Visit
                                                          arts and culture projects.                                              http://www.localgovern
                                                                                                                                  ment.qld.gov.au for your
                                                                                                                                  local council.
                Department of Regional Australian,        Assistance with purchase of ‘Australian protected                       Applications accepted
                Local Government, Arts & Sport -          objects’ as defined by the Protection of Movable Cultural               anytime
                Office for the Art - National Cultural    Heritage Act 1986.
                Heritage Account
                Department of Sustainability,             To streamline the delivery of heritage funding, program                 Check provider’s website


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                  Environment, Water, Population and    guidelines for National Historic Sites and                  for 2012 closing dates
                  Communities – National Historic       Commemorating Eminent Australians have been
                  Sites                                 incorporated into the new Your Community Heritage
                                                        Program Guidelines.

                  National Library of Australia –       Preservation and collection management training             Opening 1 March 2012
                  Community Heritage Grants             Significance assessment                                     check providers website
                                                        Preservation survey                                         for closing date
                                                        Implementation of recommendations of a preservation
                                                            survey
Project work      Arts Queensland – art + place –       Public art projects that:                                   31 March and 30
including:        Queensland Public Art Fund               Enliven Queensland’s public places, precincts,          September 2012
Exhibitions (&                                              buildings and meeting places
travelling                                                 Work with the best artists from Queensland,
exhibitions)                                                interstate or overseas
Public programs                                            Use best-practice public art commissioning practices
Events                                                     Use innovation in both creative and commissioning
Collection                                                  processes
projects                                                   Engage artists, fabricators, builders, writers,
                                                            curators, craft workers, designers and other cultural
                                                            sector workers
                  Arts Queensland – Regional Arts          Contemporary collections/stories                        Contact your council's
                  Development Fund (RADF)                  Arts Policy Development and Implementation              RADF Liaison Officer for
                                                           Concept Development                                     closing dates
                                                           Regional Partnerships
                                                           Interest-Free Arts Loan
                                                           Cultural Tourism
                  Arts Queensland – Sector Project         Development and presentation/ creating &                30 April and 31 August
                  Grants Program – Development and          presenting new work                                     2012
                  Presentation Grants                      Promoting and showcasing
                  Arts Queensland – Regional            To support regional galleries to develop exhibitions and    29 February 2012
                  Galleries Partnership Program         associated activities
                  Australia Council – Community         Major community arts and cultural development projects      Applications accepted
                  Partnerships – Creative               with a life beyond the end of the project                   anytime
                  Communities Partnership Initiative
                  Australia Council - Community         Production of high quality work                             25 May 2012
                  Partnerships – Creative Producer
                  Australia Council - Community         One-off funding for community arts and cultural             2 March, 25 May and 7
                  Partnerships – Projects with Public   development projects                                        September 2012
                  Outcomes
                  Australia Council - Community         To undertake further development of effective arts          Applications accepted
                  Partnerships – Partnership            partnerships                                                anytime
                  Development


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Australia Council - Community        One-off funding for community art and cultural                 2 March, 25 May and 7
Partnerships – Projects              development projects                                           September 2012
Australia Council - Community        One-off funding for artists or arts workers to build their     2 March, 25 May and 7
Partnerships – Professional          professional capacity as community arts and cultural           September 2012
Development                          development workers.
Australia Council - Community        Community art and culture activities and projects              25 May 2012
Partnerships – Program
Australia Council – Creative         To support artists wishing to explore innovative ideas         1 August 2012
Australia – New Art Creative         and collaborations to make major new art work.
Development
Australia Council – Visual Arts –    Opportunity for emerging artists participate in                1 February 2012
Artist Run Initiatives               residencies, mentorships, exchanges, forums,
                                     exhibitions, publications, sound art and media art.
Australia Council – Visual Arts –    Creation of new work or development of work for an             16 April 2012
New Work – Early Career              exhibition, production or publication by an emerging
                                     artist
Australia Council – Visual Arts –    Creation of new work or development of work for an             18 April 2012
Established – New Work -             exhibition, production or publication by an established
Established                          artist
Australia Council – Visual Arts –    Creation of new work or development of work for an             18 April 2012
New Work – Mid Career                exhibition, production or publication by a mid career
                                     artist
Australia Council - Visual Arts –        Exhibitions                                               20 August 2012
Presentation and Promotion               Publications
                                         Conferences
                                         International visitors
Australian National Maritime             Presentation                                              31 August 2012
Museum and the Australian                Exhibition development
Government – Maritime Museums of         Education programs
Australia Project Support Scheme
(MMAPSS)
Brisbane City Council – Access and   Funds projects around social inclusion initiatives and         16 April 2012
Inclusion Community Partnership      accessibility for people with a disability, carers, seniors,
Program                              people with temporary impairments or parents with
                                     young children.
Brisbane City Council – Community    Provides support to increase the community's access to,        2 April 2012
History Grants                       and appreciation of Brisbane's history and heritage and
                                     support projects that raise the profile and accessibility of
                                     Brisbane's history and heritage.
Brisbane City Council – Creative     Creative projects within a community context                   2 April 2012
Sparks Grants                           New work
Department Of Immigration and        To develop projects that promote inter-community               9 March 2012
Citizenship – Diversity and Social   harmony and understanding.

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Cohesion Program
Department Of Immigration and        The Multicultural Arts and Festivals Grants (MAFG) are a     Check providers website
Citizenship – Diversity and Social   subset of the Diversity and Social Cohesion Program          for details
Cohesion Program – Multicultural     (DSCP). MAFG provides assistance to host multicultural
Arts and Festivals Grants            arts and festivals projects, providing opportunities for
                                     Australians of all backgrounds to come together and
                                     experience different cultural traditions.
Department of Regional Australia,    Cultural projects at regional and community festivals        Round 34 closes 10
Local Government, Arts and Sport –                                                                February 2012
Office for the Arts – Festivals
Australia
Department of Regional Australia,    Development: assists with the costs associated with          June and December
Local Government, Arts and Sport –   planning and developing touring exhibitions.                 2012
Office for the Arts – Visions of
                                     Touring: assists with the costs associated with touring
Australia
                                     an exhibition.
Department of Regional Australia,    Development: assists with the costs associated with          June and December
Local Government, Arts and Sport –   planning and developing touring exhibitions.                 2012
Office for the Arts – Contemporary
                                     Touring: assists with the costs associated with touring
Touring Initiative
                                     an exhibition.
Department of Sustainability,        In 2011-13, Your Community Heritage program will offer       2011-12 funding round
Environment, Water, Population and   four different funding areas:                                closed 20 December
Communities – Your Community             Protecting National Historic Sites                      2011. Check provider’s
Heritage                                 Recovering from Natural Disasters                       website for 2012-13
                                         Commemorating Eminent Australians                       round closing dates.
                                     Focuses on supporting activities to conserve existing
                                     graves and memorials of Australians whose life and
                                     work has made a significant contribution to Australia
                                     and/or the world.
                                         Sharing Community Heritage Stories
                                     Focuses on identifying, recording and sharing stories
                                     that have important historic, cultural or social relevance
                                     to local communities.
                                         Celebrating Community Heritage
                                     Focuses on enhancing community engagement and
                                     building capacity in local communities.

Department Of Veteran’s Affairs –    Up to $3,000 is available for restoration, preservation      Ongoing. Funding
Saluting Their Service               and interpretation of Australian wartime memorabilia for     decisions every two
Commemorations Grant                 public display; commemoration of significant                 months, contact provider
                                     anniversaries of battles and other military operations;      for decision dates.
                                     publishing unit wartime histories, where none exists.

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                                       Up to $4,000 is available for restoration and upgrading
                                       community war memorials.
Australian Artists’ Grants (formerly   Public presentation of visual arts, craft and design       15 February, 15 May, 15
Janet Holmes A Court Artists’ Grant)                                                              August, and 15
                                                                                                  November 2012
Local Council                          Local Councils often provide funding for local community   Visit
                                       arts and culture projects.                                 http://www.localgovern
                                                                                                  ment.qld.gov.au for your
                                                                                                  local council.
Multicultural Affairs Queensland –     Multicultural festivals and events                         Check provider’s website
Multicultural Queensland               Multicultural projects                                     for updates
Partnership Program
National Library of Australia –        Significance assessment projects                           Check provider’s website
Community Heritage Grants                                                                         for updates
Optus Connecting Communities           Projects aimed at connecting disengaged youth and/or       Check provider’s website
Grants Program                         reducing social isolation.                                 for updates.
Queensland Arts Council – Regional         Developmental opportunities for professional and/or   12 March and 10 August
Arts Fund – Community Project               emerging professional artists, arts organisations,    2012
Program                                     and/or arts and cultural workers in regional
                                            Queensland.
                                           Regional skills development and access to
                                            information
Queensland Week Sponsorship            Funding for events, during Queensland Week, that           Funding for events in
Program                                reflect the unique culture, heritage and aspirations of    2012 has closed. Check
                                       Queenslander’s own communities.                            provider’s website for
                                                                                                  details.
Events Queensland – Queensland         Funds events which will:                                   17 February 2012
Events Regional Development               Increase local economic activity and development       3 August 2012
Program (EQRDP)                           Enhance the appeal of the destination in which they
                                           are held
                                          Enhance the visitor experience
Regional Galleries Association of      Grants to assist volunteer-run galleries to undertake      The first day of every
Queensland (RGAQ) Professional         organisational initiatives. These might include:           month until funds are
Development Bursaries for                 Costs towards improvements in the gallery/museum       expended
organisational initiatives                 exhibition program such as touring exhibition fees
                                           and display improvements.
                                          An appropriate consultant to work with the
                                           institution on skill development in areas such as
                                           Education and Public Programs; Exhibition
                                           Development; or Strategic Planning and Policy
                                           Development.
                                          On-site training workshops and seminars in
                                           specialist areas such as volunteer recruitment,


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                                                        board management and museum/gallery practice.

             Arts Queensland - Visual Arts &        For projects that that provide visual artists and/or craft   Check provider’s website
             Craft Strategy – Projects by Artist-   practitioners with innovate ways to approach, present        for updates
             Run Initiatives                        and promote their practice.

Indigenous   Arts Queensland – art+place –          Public art projects that:                                    31 March and 30
Programs     Queensland Public Art Fund                Revitalise the design, experience and appreciation of    September 2012
                                                        Queensland’s public buildings, precincts, cultural
                                                        amenities and public spaces — interior or exterior
                                                       Foster innovation, quality and best practice in
                                                        contemporary public art practice
                                                       Contribute to jobs creation by commissioning
                                                        Queensland, Australian and international artists,
                                                        craft workers, designers and cultural professionals.
             Arts Queensland – Indigenous              Individual professional development                      The program is offered
             Regional Arts Development Fund            New work, exhibitions and productions                    on an annual basis.
             (IRADF)                                   Industry and business development                        Indigenous communities
                                                       Cultural engagement and development                      are invited to make an
                                                                                                                 application for funds.
             Arts Queensland – Backing              Helps Indigenous artists get an economic return for their    Check provider’s website
             Indigenous Arts                        work                                                         for updates
             Arts Queensland – Regional Arts        One-off, short term projects that offer professional arts,   Contact your local
             Development Fund (RADF)                cultural and heritage opportunities                          council’s RADF Liaison
                                                                                                                 Officer for closing dates.
             Arts Queensland – Sector Project          Development and presentation/ creating &                 Round 1 closes 30 April
             Grants Program – Development and           presenting new work                                      2012 and Round 2 closes
             Presentation Grants                       Promoting and showcasing                                 31 August 2012
             Australia Council – Aboriginal &          Employment of an Indigenous artsworker                   16 July 2012
             Torres Strait Islander Arts
             (ATSIA)Board – Indigenous Arts
             Workers Program
             Australia Council – Aboriginal &          New work                                                 16 July and 19
             Torres Strait Islander Arts (ATSIA)                                                                 November 2012
             Board – New work
             Australia Council – Aboriginal &          Publications                                             16 July and 19
             Torres Strait Islander Arts (ATSIA)       Recordings                                               November 2012
             Board – Presentation and Promotion        Performances
                                                       Exhibitions
                                                       International export
             Australia Council – Aboriginal &          Development of ideas and skills, not necessarily with    16 July and 19
             Torres Strait Islander Arts (ATSIA)        a public outcome                                         November 2012
             Board – Skills and Arts Development       Mentorship programs involving the sharing of artistic


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                                         and cultural skills and knowledge
                                        Support for arts workshops
                                        Professional development projects
                                        Conferences or seminars
                                        Management planning and development
Australian Institute of Aboriginal      Supports a wide range of research areas in              2012 Grants Round has
and Torres Strait Islander Studies       Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies           been suspended and is
(AIATSIS) – Research Grants -                                                                    not running.
History (Community & Family
History)
Cultural Heritage Grants Program-       This program aims to protect and preserve               Check providers website
Qld Department of Environment and        Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural          for details.
Resource Management                      heritage in Queensland.
Department of Education, Training       New approaches to Indigenous Education, Training        Check provider’s details
and the Arts – Indigenous                and the Arts                                            for closing date
Lighthouse Grants
Department of Regional Australia,    To fund activities that encourages culturally vibrant       3 February 2012
Local Government, Arts & Sport -     Indigenous communities and contributes to the cultural
Office for the Arts – Indigenous     wellbeing of Indigenous individuals and communities.
Culture, Languages and Visual Art    There are three funding categories:
                                        Indigenous Culture Support
                                        Indigenous Languages Support
                                        Indigenous Visual Arts Industry Support
                                     The last two categories replace the Maintenance of
                                     Indigenous Languages and Records and the National
                                     Arts and Crafts Industry Support respectively.
Department of the Prime Minister        Conservation                                            Check providers website
and Cabinet, Office for the Arts –      Identification of Indigenous places                     for details.
Indigenous Heritage Program             Heritage planning
                                        Small-scale heritage-related business activities
                                        Interpretation of places
                                        Construction of keeping places (limited to $30 000)
Healing Foundation                   The education and training initiative provides resources    Check providers website
                                     to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations so   for details.
                                     they can work with community members to further the
                                     discussion on trauma, and enable a healing process to
                                     begin.
Local Council                        Local Councils often provide funding for local community    Visit
                                     arts and culture projects.                                  http://www.localgovern
                                                                                                 ment.qld.gov.au for your
                                                                                                 local council.
Optus Connecting Communities         Projects aimed at connecting disengaged youth and/or        Check provider’s website
Grants Program                       reducing social isolation.                                  for updates.


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               Queensland Arts Council – Regional          Developmental opportunities for professional and/or   12 March 2012 and
               Arts Fund – Community Project                emerging professional artists, arts organisations,    10 August 2012
               Program                                      and/or arts and cultural workers in regional
                                                            Queensland.
                                                           Regional skills development and access to
                                                            information
               Queensland Dept of Premier and          Awards are offered for community organisations or          9 March 2012
               Cabinet Reconciliation Awards 2012      groups that operate on a not-for-profit basis and have
                                                       programs and/or initiatives in place that actively
                                                       promote reconciliation; businesses, community
                                                       organisations, government
                                                       departments, government agencies or local councils
                                                       working in partnership to promote reconciliation.
Residencies/   Arts Queensland – Artist in             The Artists in Residence program places professional       30 March 2012
Internships/   Residence Connect Arts with             artists in selected Queensland primary and secondary
Mentorships/   Education                               schools to give students better access to creative
Individual                                             opportunities in the classroom and to give teachers
development                                            engaging arts experiences and resources.
               Arts Queensland – Regional Arts         Developing Regional Skills                                 Contact your council's
               Development Fund (RADF)                                                                            RADF Liaison Officer for
                                                                                                                  closing dates
               Arts Queensland – Sector Project        To assist individual practitioners to achieve career or    Applications accepted
               Grants Program – Career                 artform advancement                                        anytime
               Development Grants
               Asialink Centre and Australia Council   Residencies for arts managers to work in an Asian          2012 applications have
               – Arts Management Residencies in        country                                                    closed. Please check
               Asia                                                                                               provider’s website for
                                                                                                                  next round dates.
               Australia Council – ArtStart            Starting a business or arts practice, including:           2 March and 20
                                                          Business skills and costs                              September 2012
                                                          Marketing and promotion
                                                          Training and skills development
                                                          Office, space and equipment/tools
                                                          Community partnerships skills
               Australia Council - Community           Recognises distinguished efforts in fostering and          2 March 2012
               Partnerships – Ros Bower Award          furthering the philosophies and principles espoused by
                                                       Rosalie (Ros) Bower
               Australia Council – Community           To recognise leadership among young community arts         2 March 2012
               Partnerships – Kirk Robson Awards       and culture practitioners
               Australia Council - Inter-Arts –        Artist-initiated residencies                               1 May 2012
               Residencies
               Australia Council – Visual Arts –       Professional development                                   22 August 2012
               Skills and Arts Development –


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General
Australia Council – Visual Arts –      Opportunity for emerging artists participate in               1 February 2012
Artist Run Initiatives                 residencies, mentorships, exchanges, forums,
                                       exhibitions, publications, sound art and media art.
Australia Council – Visual Arts –      Professional development                                      16 April 2012
Fellowship
Australia Council – Visual Arts –      Professional development for emerging and established         22 August 2012
Curatorial Research Projects –         curators
Emerging and Established
Australia Council – Visual Arts –      Professional development                                      20 August 2012
Skills and Arts Development –
Residencies
Australian National Maritime           Internship at the Australian National Maritime Museum         31 August 2012
Museum – Internship Program –          in Sydney for unpaid heritage workers
Maritime Museums of Australia
Project Support Scheme (MMAPSS)
Brisbane City Council – Creative       Creative projects within a community context                  2 April 2012
Sparks Grants                             New work
Brisbane City Council – Lord Mayor’s   Development of young and emerging local artists by            2 April 2012
Young & Emerging Artists               participating in national or international training and
Fellowship                             professional development programs
Brisbane City Council – Lord Mayor’s   Research of Brisbane’s history or an aspect of it             Check provider’s website
Helen Taylor Award for Local History                                                                 for 2012 closing date.
                                                                                                     The next round is
                                                                                                     projected to open in June
                                                                                                     2012.
Churchill Fellowship                   International travel                                          29 February 2012
                                       Living expenses
Museum & Gallery Services              Mentorship, Exchange and Fellowship Program for paid          2012 is closed. Check
Queensland – Mentorship, Exchange      staff and volunteers working in regional Queensland           provider’s website for
and Fellowship Program                 museums and galleries in 2012.                                updates.
Museums Australia Queensland –         To assist individual gallery/museum volunteers and paid       First of every month until
Individual Professional Development    staff to attend seminars, conferences or courses. Grants      funds are expended.
Bursaries                              can be used towards conference registration fees,
                                       associated workshop fees, travel, accommodation and
                                       living expenses during the period of the
                                       course/conference.
NAVA Curator Mentorship Initiative     Opportunity for emerging and mid-career curators in the       10 April 2012
                                       visual arts, craft and design sector to gain mentored
                                       placements within a gallery, art institution or university.
Regional Galleries Association of      Available for individual museum and gallery volunteers        The first day of every
Queensland (RGAQ) Professional         or paid staff to attend seminars, conferences or courses.     month until funds are
Development Bursaries for              Grants can be used towards conference registration            expended

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                  individual museum or gallery          fees, associated workshop fees, travel, and
                  volunteers or paid staff              accommodation/living expenses during the period of the
                                                        conference.
                  Youth Arts Queensland – Jump –        To support the career development of artists aged 18-         The 2012 round is
                  National Mentoring Program For        30, and in the first five years of their professional         closed. Check providers
                  Young And Emerging Artists            practice, by facilitating mentorships with professional       website for details.
                                                        artists regarded highly in their chosen artform.
                  Queensland Smithsonian Fellowship     International travel                                          9 March 2012
                                                        Living expenses
Disaster relief   Arts Queensland – Arts-led Recovery   This process will become a permanent part of the suite        Check with your RADF
                  Quick Response Grants                 of RADF resources, and will enable Councils that have         Officer and local Council.
                                                        been affected by a disaster, to administer RADF grants
                                                        in a simplified and responsive way until it is practical to
                                                        return to the usual RADF grant rounds and RADF
                                                        Committee processes.
                  Foundation for Rural and Regional     To help community groups, clubs and volunteer                 Check provider’s website
                  Renewal – National Natural Disaster   organisations recover from natural disasters.                 for updates
                  Recovery Community Grant Program
                  Department of Sustainability,         In 2011-13, Your Community Heritage program will offer        2011-12 funding round
                  Environment, Water, Population and    four different funding areas:                                 closed 20 December
                  Communities – Your Community             Protecting National Historic Sites                        2011. Check provider’s
                  Heritage                                 Recovering from Natural Disasters                         website for 2012-13
                                                        To undertake natural disaster recovery and mitigation         round closing dates.
                                                        activities relating to local historic heritage places
                                                           Commemorating Eminent Australians
                                                           Sharing Community Heritage Stories
                                                           Celebrating Community Heritage




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ARTSLINK QUEENSLAND - REGIONAL ARTS FUND - COMMUNITY PROJECT PROGRAM
http://qac.org.au/Regional_Arts_Fund
Funds available: $5,000 to $30,000
Closes:
Round 1 2012 – 12 March 2012 for projects commencing after 1 July 2012
Round 2 2012 – 10 August 2012 for projects commencing after 1 January 2013
Purpose: To support projects by regionally based artists and arts organisations that result in
arts and cultural development activity in regional, remote and isolated Queensland
communities.
Eligible applicants: Projects must be managed or auspiced by a not-for-profit, legally
incorporated organisation that is registered in Queensland. Applicants must meet regional and
specific program eligibility criteria required by the Australian Government.
Specific Program Criteria
Applications for project support by the Regional Arts Fund must address the following
assessment criteria. RAF applications should explain (where applicable) how they will:
 Provide developmental opportunities for professional and/or emerging professional artists,
    arts organisations, and/or arts and cultural workers in regional Queensland. A clear
    statement of the outcomes of the proposed activity relating to the program criteria must be
    provided.
 Address a key issue/s in regional arts and cultural development as identified through your
    own regionally specific research, such as local government corporate plans and cultural
    audits.
 Contribute to longer-term arts and cultural development activity in regional communities.
 Develop collaborations and partnerships within and across regions.
 Demonstrate community support.
 Lead to regional skills development and provide access to information.
 Demonstrate viability through adequate financial planning, organisational structures and
    timelines, providing relevant support material and confirmation of artists’ roles and
    availability and stating clearly roles of project partners.
 In the case of Indigenous projects – should reflect support of their Community or Elders.
    Indigenous artists, arts organisations and Indigenous communities are actively encouraged
    to apply. Non- Indigenous artists and arts and cultural development organisations applying
    must demonstrate a partnership with an Indigenous individual, community or organisation
    where the project targets Indigenous artists or communities.
Ineligible activities:
 Ongoing organisational administration costs associated with the project
 Individual development that does not connect to regionally identified cultural priorities or
    have clear community benefit (e.g. individual exhibition costs, self publishing or attending
    entertainment events)
 Infrastructure projects (e.g. building purchase, renovation or maintenance) or purchase of
    assets
 Heritage activities (although arts projects located at heritage buildings or sites are eligible
 Ongoing activities of collecting institutions for collection development, maintenance,
    conservation and interpretation
 Touring projects that primarily involve touring from major urban centres to Regional.
    Remote or Very Remote/Isolated communities
 Components of projects that are already in receipt of funding through programs delivered
    by the Department of Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts
 The core costs of organising and running competitions, prizes, awards or fundraising events
 Curriculum/school-based activities (including school musicals and excursions) or courses of
    ongoing education and vocational training in government or private institutions in Australia
    or overseas, academic activity, including wages or course work that is required as part of
    any academic program
 Repeat projects or projects that have been commenced or been completed
 Projects managed by grantees who have not acquitted previous grants from the Regional
    Arts Fund or any other Australian Government funding program
 Organisations and /or projects outside the geographic area designated as regional by the
    Australian Government for the Fund. Ineligible cities include Brisbane, Ipswich, Gold Coast,
    Logan and Redland. Ineligible regional councils include Moreton Bay and Sunshine Coast.
Contact: Phone: 07 3226 4000 Email: letitia.norton@qac.org.au

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ARTSLINK QUEENSLAND – REGIONAL ARTS FUND – REGIONAL QUICK RESPONSE
GRANTS
http://qac.org.au/Quick_Response_Grants
Funding available: Up to $1,500
Please note: A phone call to discuss your project with the Regional Arts Manager or Funding
Officer is essential before submitting your application.
Closes: Applications for this program can be received at any time and an answer given to its
success or otherwise within 5 business days. The Quick Response Grant Scheme operates
during the months of February to November each year.
Purpose: The program provides support for professional or community skills development and
other opportunities for the development of cultural activities in regional Queensland,
particularly in remote areas.
Eligible Applicants: All regional arts and community groups and individual artists will be
eligible for funding. Projects must be managed, or in the case of individuals, auspiced, by a
not-for-profit, legally incorporated organisation that is registered in Queensland. For the
purposes of the Regional Arts Fund, the term ‘regional’ is defined as anywhere in Queensland
outside the Brisbane / Ipswich / Moreton Bay / Sunshine Coast / Gold Coast hub.
Eligible projects: Grants are available to:
 Assist Regional Artists, arts organisations and communities who would otherwise be
    disadvantaged by being ineligible for other forms of financial assistance.
 Provide opportunities for professional or skills development through participation in arts
    activities and workshops (the proposal should demonstrate how such professional
    development will benefit the regional community).
 Provide opportunities for regional communities to employ professional artists to conduct
    seminars and forums which develop skills within the community.
 Enable communities to bring artists or arts workers into their community to assist in the
    concept development of more significant arts projects.
 Assist in the participation or development of the arts and culture within regional
    communities.
Proposals should:
 Demonstrate that there is no other funding program for which the proposal is eligible either
    by its nature or its timing
 Demonstrate that funding is urgently required to ensure the success or the completion of
    the project
Ineligible activities:
 Ongoing administration costs of the organisation associated with the project
 Individual development that does not connect to regional priorities or have direct
    community benefit (e.g. individual exhibition costs, self publishing or attending
    entertainment events)
 Infrastructure projects (e.g. building purchase, renovation or maintenance) or purchase of
    assets
 Heritage activities (although arts projects located at heritage buildings or sites are eligible
 Ongoing activities of collecting institutions for collection development, maintenance,
    conservation and interpretation
 Touring projects that primarily involve touring from major urban centres to Regional.
    Remote or Very Remote/Isolated communities
 Components of projects that are already in receipt of funding through programs delivered
    by the Department of Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts
 The core costs of organising and running competitions, prizes, awards or fundraising events
 Curriculum/school-based activities (including school musicals and excursions) or courses of
    ongoing education and training in government or private institutions in Australia or
    overseas, academic activity, including wages or course work that is required as part of any
    academic program
 Repeat projects or projects that have been commenced or been completed
 Projects managed by grantees who have not acquitted previous grants from the Regional
    Arts Fund or any other Australian Government funding program
Contact: Phone: 07 3226 4000 Email: info@qac.org.au



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ARTS QUEENSLAND - ART+PLACE - QUEENSLAND PUBLIC ART FUND
http://www.arts.qld.gov.au/funding/pub-art-funds.html
Funds available:
Stream 1: Signature projects (requests for art+place funds over $400,000 to $2 million)
Stream 2: Significant projects (requests for art+place funds over $100,000 to $400,000)
Stream 3: Major projects (requests for art+place funds over $50,000 to $100,000)
Queensland Government departments and agencies can apply to the fund for 100% of the
public art project costs. Individual Queensland local government councils, not-for-profit arts
and cultural organisations and arts and cultural festivals based in Queensland can apply to
art+place for funding up to $50,000 per annum for artist fees and costs associated with
commissioning public art, or for the implementation of temporary public art projects.
Applicants must identify the financial contribution they will be making to the project. Private
developers undertaking projects in Queensland may apply to art+place for funding up to
$25,000 per annum for artist fees associated with commissioning public art. Applicants must
identify the financial contribution they will be making to the total project.
Closes: 31 March and 30 September 2012.
Purpose: Encourages the commissioning of high-quality projects that bring together artists
and communities, enliven public places, build local identity, and engage communities. Provides
funding for public art projects to local government, not-for-profit arts and cultural
organisations, arts and cultural festivals and private sector entities, as well as Queensland
Government departments. Eligible applicants have the opportunity to propose public art
projects that:
 Enliven Queensland’s public places, precincts, buildings and meeting places
 Work with the best artists from Queensland, interstate or overseas
 Use best-practice public art commissioning practices
 Use innovation in both creative and commissioning processes
 Engage artists, fabricators, builders, writers, curators, craft workers, designers and other
    cultural sector workers
Eligible projects:
Public art may include or contribute towards the:
 Development of community facilities
 Development of public precincts and places
 Cultural animation and cultural programming, including festivals and public events.
Public art project outcomes may result in:
 Visual artworks including painting, sculpture, installation and digital media
 Artworks that have functional aspects such as reception areas, street furniture and signage
 The design treatment of architectural spaces and hardware
Eligible applicants:
 Queensland Government departments and agencies
 Queensland local government councils
 Not-for-profit arts and cultural organisations and arts and cultural festivals based in
    Queensland
 Private developers undertaking projects in Queensland
Contact: Robyn Daw, A/Government Curator, art+place, phone: 07 3405 6223, email
art.place@arts.qld.gov.au


ARTS QUEENSLAND – ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE CONNECT ARTS WITH EDUCATION
http://www.arts.qld.gov.au/policy/artists-residence.html
Funds available: Up to $20,000
Closes: 30 March 2012
Purpose: The Artist in Residence program places professional artists in selected Queensland
primary and secondary schools to give students better access to creative opportunities in the
classroom and to give teachers engaging arts experiences and resources.
Eligible applicants: Queensland schools or clusters (both state and non-state schools),
recognised artists and arts workers, arts and cultural organizations, professional associations
and tertiary institutions. The projects must involve collaboration between the education and


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the arts sectors, and the project residency must take place in either a Queensland school or a
pre-service teacher training institution.
Contact: Arts Development Officer, Creative Communities, Arts Development, Arts
Queensland Phone: 07 3224 5767 Email: susan.king@arts.qld.gov.au


ARTS QUEENSLAND – BACKING INDIGENOUS ARTS
http://www.arts.qld.gov.au/funding/backing-indig-arts.html
Closes: Check provider’s website for 2012 closing dates.
Purpose: Recognises the importance of art to Indigenous culture and aims to help Indigenous
artists get an economic return for their work.
Contact: Email: info@arts.qld.gov.au Address: GPO Box 1436, Brisbane QLD 4000


ARTS QUEENSLAND – GRITTIER PLACES PROGRAM
http://www.arts.qld.gov.au/funding/gritty-places.html
Funds available: Rural and remote area: $65,000 with a 65% maximum contribution from
Arts Queensland; Provincial and metropolitan area: $50,000 with a 50% maximum
contribution from Arts Queensland.
Closes: Check provider’s website for 2012 closing dates.
Purpose: To transform disused or underutilised council owned facilities into creative spaces
and places and provide access to dedicated spaces for the creation and presentation of arts
and cultural work to address demand from artists, arts and cultural workers, and communities.
Eligible applicants: Local Councils
Eligible projects: Adaptive reuse of council buildings for arts use.
Contact: Grittier Places contact officer at Arts Queensland Phone: 07 3225 8082. Email:
grittierplaces@arts.qld.gov.au Address: GPO Box 1436, Brisbane QLD 4000


ARTS QUEENSLAND – INDIGENOUS REGIONAL ARTS DEVELOPMENT FUND (IRADF)
http://www.arts.qld.gov.au/funding/iradf.html
Closes: The program is offered on an annual basis. Indigenous communities are invited to
make an application for funds, which are then assessed by a panel and at least one industry
expert on Indigenous art and culture.
Purpose: Provides funding to support the development of Indigenous art, artists and cultural
workers through arts and cultural activities that keep culture strong, engage community
members and support and encourage economic development and independence through the
creation of employment for Indigenous artists and project managers.
Eligible applicants: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and arts workers in regional
areas and their local councils.
Eligible projects: Individual professional development; new work, exhibitions and
productions; industry and business development; and cultural engagement and development.
Contact: Interested Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and arts workers in regional
areas should contact their local council for information on how to access funding or phone the
Arts Queensland office in Cairns: 07 4048 1411 Fax: 07 4048 1410 or in Brisbane: 1800 175
531


ARTS QUEENSLAND – REGIONAL ARTS DEVELOPMENT FUND (RADF)
http://www.arts.qld.gov.au/funding/radf.html
Purpose: The Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) supports the professional development
and employment of arts and cultural workers in regional Queensland. RADF is a partnership
between State Government, through Arts Queensland, and local government.
How to Apply: Contact your council's RADF Liaison Officer for copies of the application forms,
for information regarding guidelines and funding criteria and for closing dates.
Eligible applicants: Individual professional artists, emerging professional artists, artsworkers,
cultural workers or project coordinators who are based in the Council area, or if based outside
the Council area are able to demonstrate how the project will directly benefit arts and culture
in the Council area; are permanent residents or Australian citizens; have an ABN or who will be
auspiced by an incorporated organisation or individual with an ABN.

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Incorporated arts and cultural organisations, or unincorporated organisations auspiced by an
incorporated body based in the Council area, or those based outside the Council area that are
able to demonstrate how the project will directly benefit arts and culture in the Council area.

There are nine categories of funding available for individuals, groups or Councils. They are:

1. Developing regional skills
Objective — for individual professional artists and artsworkers living in regional Queensland
to attend professional development seminars or activities; master classes; mentorships with
recognised arts and cultural peers; and placements with recognised arts and cultural
organisations.
 RADF grants will support intrastate and interstate activities only. (Arts Queensland’s Career
   Development grants support international activities, including overseas travel.)
 Assistance is available for up to 65 per cent of the total costs for registration,
   accommodation and travel to a maximum of $1,000 for activities in Queensland and
   $2,000 for activities in other states.
Councils may also support Quick Response Grants under this category for opportunities for
professional development that unexpectedly become available out of the normal local RADF
rounds.
 Applications usually need to be submitted at least six weeks before the event/activity.

2. Building community cultural capacity
Objective — for community groups to engage a professional artist or artsworker to work with
them on developing their arts practice or to run arts development workshops or community
projects.
 RADF grants will support travel, accommodation and fees associated with employing
   professional artists or artsworkers to work on community projects or workshops in the local
   community.
 Assistance is available for up to 65 per cent of the total costs of the project or workshop.
 This category is also open to Councils that wish to assume a co-ordination role for projects.

3. Interest-free arts loan
Objective — for arts activities that will generate an income greater than the amount of the
loan, and where no other funding source is available.
 RADF Interest-free Arts Loans will support activities that can demonstrate a prior
   commitment from a distributor or producer, e.g. a publisher, gallery or venue that can
   confirm and substantiate revenue forecasts.
 The total amount of the loan must be paid back at the conclusion of the activity.


4. Cultural tourism
Objective — for projects and activities that focus on communities’ locally distinct arts, culture
and heritage both for members of that community and for visitors.
RADF grants can support initiatives and activities that focus on:
 Product development by professional artists, either as individuals or in partnership with
    individual community members or community groups
 Marketing of professional artistic product.

5. Contemporary collections/stories
Objective — to preserve and provide access to locally held collections of significance, and
collect and tell local stories from the past and the present that can demonstrate state and/or
local significance. The priorities for this category are proposals for post-1960 heritage and
Indigenous stories that can demonstrate strong community participation and ownership.
RADF grants can support:
 The development of a Statement of Significance (see Important Definitions in the RADF
   Resource Kit available at www.arts.qld.gov.au/funding/radf)
 Documentation, preservation, interpretation projects. Applicants must provide a Statement
   of Significance with their application.
 Collection management training through community-based workshops. Applicants must
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 Community stories documentation, which may be through various forms and mediums,
  including plays, videos, artwork, digital exhibitions, education programs, oral histories and
  publications. This is open to community organisations and individuals and does not need a
  Statement of Significance.

6. Regional partnerships
Objective — to encourage innovative and energising arts and cultural projects where artists,
communities and Councils work together in their community, or in partnership with another
community, to achieve enhanced outcomes from RADF grants.
RADF grants will support projects that can demonstrate a partnership between:
 Artists and local industry
 Artists and community arts organisations
 Artists and non-arts community organisations
 Cross-Council collaborations.
This category is also open to Councils.

7. Concept development
Objective — to develop arts and cultural research ideas and project proposals to the
implementation stage and identify funding sources outside of RADF to implement project
proposals.
RADF grants will support individuals and groups who wish to engage in professional research
and the development of ideas and project proposals to the implementation stage. No specific
artform product is required, however, the project should demonstrate how it will contribute to
future arts and cultural development.
Potential funding sources for the implementation of the project do not need to be identified
prior to making the application.
This category is also open to Councils.

8. Arts policy development and implementation
This category is only open to applications from Council.
Objective — to support Councils to:
 Develop arts and cultural policy, cultural mapping, visioning and planning proposals
 Partner on regional arts and cultural policy co-ordination activities
 Cross-regional arts and cultural planning
 Development of cultural tourism plans
 Community consultation, facilitation and preparation of the documents (but not
   publishing)
 RADF Committee training.

RADF Arts-led Recovery Quick Response Grants
This enables Councils that have been affected by a disaster, to administer RADF grants in a
simplified and responsive way until it is practical to return to the usual RADF grant rounds and
RADF Committee processes.
Contact: Contact your local RADF Liaison Officer at your Council.


ARTS QUEENSLAND – REGIONAL GALLERIES PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM
http://www.arts.qld.gov.au/funding/reg-gal-partnership.html
Funds available: Up to $50,000
Closes: 29 February 2012
Purpose: To support regional galleries to develop exhibitions and associated activities.
Eligible applicants: Public, not-for-profit, non-commercial galleries in regional Queensland.
Applicants must:
 Be a regional gallery based in Queensland
 Have satisfied the reporting requirements of any previous Arts Queensland grants
 Demonstrate that the project involves professional artists, craftworkers and/or designers
 Provide evidence of support from local council
Contact: Phone: 1800 175 531 Email: sam.creyton@arts.qld.gov.au




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ARTS QUEENSLAND – REGIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE GRANT PROGRAM
http://www.arts.qld.gov.au/funding/regional-grant.html
Funds available:
 Up to $150,000 for NARPACA venues with funding matched by the local council.
 Up to $50,000 for regional art galleries with funding matched by the local council.
 Local councils with a NARPACA venue and a regional gallery are eligible to lodge a separate
   application for each venue.
Closes: Check providers website for 2012 closing dates.
Purpose: To assist regional venues with redevelopments and upgrades which strengthen their
capacity to deliver arts and cultural services and experiences to the people of Queensland.
Eligible applicants: Northern Australia Regional Performing Arts Centres Association
(NARPACA) venues that did not apply or were unsuccessful in receiving funding in year 1. In
year 2 (2011-12), council owned and/or operated regional art galleries outside the Brisbane
City Council Local Government Area were eligible to apply. Check provider’s website for year 3
(2012-13) details.
Eligible projects: The upgrade or replacement for regional art galleries of (for example):
 Exhibition and storage spaces
 Seminars and workshop spaces
 Audio, visual, and lighting equipment
The upgrade or replacement for NARPACA venues of (for example):
 Audio, visual, lighting and staging equipment
 Electrical and mechanical machinery
 Rehearsal and workshop spaces
 Foyer spaces
Contact: Phone: 07 3225 8082 Email: rig@arts.qld.gov.au


ARTS QUEENSLAND – SECTOR PROJECT GRANTS PROGRAM – CAREER DEVELOPMENT
GRANTS
http://www.arts.qld.gov.au/funding/career-dev-grant.html
Funds available: Maximum $5,000
Closes: Applications are accepted throughout the year and applicants are generally notified of
outcomes within five to eight weeks of the submission.
Purpose: To support professional development activities that help individual practitioners to
advance their own career, develop their practice or provide significant benefits to the sector.
Proposals should represent a significant career milestone in relation to your past career
achievements and future plans.
Eligible applicants: Individual artists, artsworkers and designers who are Queensland
residents.
Contact: Phone: 07 3224 4896 or 1800 175 531 Email: grants@arts.qld.gov.au Address: GPO
Box 1436, Brisbane QLD 4000


ARTS QUEENSLAND – SECTOR PROJECT GRANTS PROGRAM – DEVELOPMENT AND
PRESENTATION GRANTS
http://www.arts.qld.gov.au/funding/ind-dev-pres-grant.html
Funds available: Maximum $50,000. For all applications requesting over $30,000 you will
need to speak with an Arts Development Officer to discuss your proposal before submission.
Closes: Round 1 closes 30 April 2012 and Round 2 closes 31 August 2012
Purpose: To support projects that will result in excellent and innovative artistic and/or cultural
work with a public outcome, deliver community benefits, including opportunities for
engagement and participation, and involve collaboration with other artists, organisations and
businesses.
Eligible applicants: individual artists, artworkers, cultural workers, designers and community
groups, and arts and cultural groups, organisations, creative businesses and Local Government
Authorities.
Please note: Development and Presentation applications should satisfy the aims of the Arts
Sector Plan goals and focus areas. (2010-2013 Queensland Arts and Cultural Sector Plan is
available at http://www.arts.qld.gov.au/policy/sectordevplans.html)


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Contact: Phone: 07 3224 4896 or 1800 175 531 Email: grants@arts.qld.gov.au Address: GPO
Box 1436, Brisbane QLD 4000


ARTS QUEENSLAND – SMALL TO MEDIUM ORGANISATIONS PROGRAM
http://www.arts.qld.gov.au/funding/s2m.html
Funds available: $50,000 minimum per annum. The s2m program has two funding
categories – triennial and annual. Only annual funding will be offered in 2012. Triennial
funding will be offered again in 2014.
Closes: Closing date for 2012 funding was 15 June 2011. Check provider’s website for 2012
closing dates (for funding in 2013).
Purpose: The s2m program provides funding towards the core operations of a range of small
to medium arts and cultural organisations recognised as industry leaders in their chosen fields.
Identified gaps for priority funding are:
     Quality programs and services by and for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and
      Culturally and Linguistically Diverse sectors
     Support for arts engagement of children and young people
There are also artform specific focus areas to which they hope the sector will respond:
 Creative Communities: Community engagement and participation; using arts and culture as a
      catalyst to foster a sense of identity, belonging, and build resilience; and organisational
      capacity building
 Dance and Music: Indigenous dance and music
 Theatre, Writing and New Media: Publishing, new media, presenters and support for new
      work
 Visual Arts Craft and Design: Writing and publishing, Artist-Run-Initiatives, international art
      strategies, craft and design.
Eligible applicants: not-for-profit, non-government organisations that are either an
incorporated association or a company and organisations auspiced by a Queensland
organisation that is registered under the law. Eligible organisations are required to
demonstrate that they undertake artistic or cultural activities as their main business and have
a track record of artistic achievement, sound management and financial accountability.
Contact: Phone: 07 3224 4896 or toll free 1800 175 531 Email: info@arts.qld.gov.au


ARTS QUEENSLAND – VISUAL ARTS & CRAFT STRATEGY - PROJECTS BY ARTIST-RUN
INITIATIVES
http://www.arts.qld.gov.au/funding/artist-run.html
Funds available: Up to $25,000
Closes: Check the provider’s website for updates.
Purpose: Supports projects that will result in excellent and innovative artistic or cultural work
wiht a public outcome, delivery community benefits including opportunities for engagement
and participation, and involve collaboration with other artists, organistions and businesses.
Eligible applicants: Unincorporated collectives of professional practicing visual artists or craft
practitioners and incorporated, non-profit organisations that identify themselves as Artist Run
Initiatives.
Eligible projects: Applications will be selected that best respond to one or more of the
following program objectives:
 Providing opportunities for artists to engage with an audience, particularly artists not
    represented by established public or commercial galleries;
 Providing a space for the creation of new work and experimentation within an artist’s
    practice;
 Building cohesive, vibrant, and innovative artistic communities;
 Support collaboration, resource sharing and peer-to-peer training.
Contact: Arts Queensland, phone: 07 3224 4896 or toll free 1800 175 531 Email:
sam.creyton@arts.qld.gov.au




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ASIALINK CENTRE AND AUSTRALIA COUNCIL – ARTS MANAGEMENT RESIDENCIES IN
ASIA
http://www.asialink.unimelb.edu.au/our_work/arts/arts_management/residencies
Funds available: Up to $6,000 for a 4-6 week residency, up to $12,000 for a 12-week
residency.
Closes: 2012 applications have closed. Please check provider’s website for next round dates.
Purpose: To broaden the experiences available to Australians in the Asian region, to develop
projects related to the host country and to encourage on-going involvement between
Australian and Asian arts managers and organisations. The residencies are a professional
development opportunity for Australian arts practitioners and also act to foster bilateral
relationships in the region.
Asialink also provides the Sir Edward ‘Weary’ Dunlop Asia Fellowship for young people to make
a lasting contribution to Asia-Australia relations including in the field of arts/culture. See
http://www.asialink.unimelb.edu.au/Sir_Edward_Weary_Dunlop_Asialink_Fellowship,_Awards_
and_Lectures/dunlop_fellowships
Eligible applicants: Arts managers in the area of performing arts, visual arts, and writing /
publishing who are Australian citizens or have Permanent Residency status in Australia and are
able to demonstrate a proven record of professional activity in arts management over at least
three years.
Ineligible projects: Academic study or research.
Contact: Phone: 03 9305 4921 Fax: 03 9347 1768 Email: e.roberts@asialink.unimelb.edu.au
Address: Asialink Arts Management Residency Program, Asialink Centre, The University of
Melbourne, Victoria 3010

AUSTRALIA COUNCIL - ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER ARTS BOARD –
NEW WORK
http://www.australiacouncil.gov.au/grants/grants/2012/new_work_-
_aboriginal_and_torres_strait_islander_arts
Closing date: 16 July and 19 November 2012.
Purpose: To assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and organisations to create
new work with an expected public outcome.
Eligible applicants: Indigenous artists, organisations, and non-Indigenous arts organisations
that employ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and artsworkers.
Eligible projects: Projects may be in any artform or combination of artforms, including
theatre productions, writing for publication, song writing for recording or performance, or the
creation of new works of art for exhibition. A project can span more than 12 months.
Contact: Phone: 02 9215 9065 Email: atsia@australiacouncil.gov.au


AUSTRALIA COUNCIL - ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER ARTS BOARD –
PRESENTATION AND PROMOTION
http://www.australiacouncil.gov.au/grants/grants/2012/presentation_and_promotion_-
_aboriginal_and_torres_strait_islander_arts2
Closing date: 16 July and 19 November 2012.
Purpose: To support projects which promote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and
their work regionally, nationally and internationally through publications, recording,
performances, exhibitions and international export.
Eligible applicants: Indigenous artists and organisations, and non-Indigenous arts
organisations that employ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and artsworkers.
Contact: Phone: 02 9215 9065 Email: atsia@australiacouncil.gov.au


AUSTRALIA COUNCIL - ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER ARTS BOARD –
SKILLS AND ARTS DEVELOPMENT
http://www.australiacouncil.gov.au/grants/grants/2012/skills_and_arts_development_-
_aboriginal_and_torres_strait_islander_arts
Closing date: 16 July and 19 November 2012.
Purpose: To assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and arts organisations develop
their ideas and skills, not necessarily with a public outcome.



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Eligible applicants: Indigenous individuals, groups or organisations, or non-Indigenous arts
organisations that employ Indigenous artists or artsworkers.
Eligible projects: They can support mentorship programs, arts workshops, professional
development projects, conferences, seminars or management planning and development.
Contact: Phone: 02 9215 9065 Email: atsia@australiacouncil.gov.au


AUSTRALIA COUNCIL - ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER ARTS BOARD –
INDIGENOUS ART WORKERS PROGRAM
http://www.australiacouncil.gov.au/grants/grants/2012/program_indigenous_arts_workers_-
_aboriginal_and_torres_strait_islander_arts
Closing date: 16 July 2012.
Purpose: To provide funding for an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander arts organisation to
employ an Indigenous artsworker or a program of activity for an Indigenous arts worker only.
Eligible applicants: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts organisations only.
Contact: Phone: 02 9215 9065 Email: atsia@australiacouncil.gov.au


AUSTRALIA COUNCIL – ARTSTART
http://www.artstartgrant.com.au/
Funds available: Up to $10,000
Closes: 2 March and 20 September 2012.
Purpose: To provide financial assistance to recent creative arts graduates who are committed
to establishing a career as a professional artist.
Eligible applicants: Artists wishing to establish a professional arts practice may apply. If you
plan to earn income or gain employment as a professional artist in the visual arts, hybrid and
media arts, performing arts, literature or in community arts and cultural development, you
may apply.
Eligible projects: Starting a business or arts practice, including:
       Business skills and costs
       Marketing and promotion
       Training and skills development
       Office, space and equipment/tools
       Community partnership skills
Contact: Phone: 02 9215 9129 Email: artstart@australiacouncil.gov.au


AUSTRALIA COUNCIL – COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS – CREATIVE COMMUNITIES
PARTNERSHIP INITIATIVE
http://www.australiacouncil.gov.au/grants/grants/2012/creativecommunitiespartnerships
Funds available: From $50,000 to $600,000 with a maximum of $200,000 in any one year
Closes: Applications accepted anytime.
Purpose: To support major community arts and cultural development projects of excellence
that align arts and non-arts partners and have clear outcomes that extend beyond the life of
the project. The initiative must address at least one of the community partnerships priority
areas. The objectives of creative communities partnerships are to:
     Increase opportunities for individuals and communities to actively participate in
        excellent artistic practices
     Deliver innovative community based arts programs with long term outcomes through
        arts and non-arts partnerships
     Stimulate innovation across organisations, governments and in communities in the use
        of the arts to address issues of community well being
     Undertake effective and appropriate evaluation so as to increase understanding of the
        contribution of community arts and cultural development.
Eligible applicants: Organisations only
Contact: Phone: 02 9215 9034 Email: cp@australiacouncil.gov.au




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AUSTRALIA COUNCIL - COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS – PARTNERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
http://www.australiacouncil.gov.au/grants/grants/2012/partnership_development_-
_community_partnerships2
Funds available: Maximum $5,000
Closing date: Applications accepted anytime. Decisions will be advised within eight weeks of
applications.
Purpose: To support the development of partnerships between arts and non-arts sectors that
seek to achieve community arts and cultural development outcomes in one or more of the
community partnerships priority areas. It does not support professional development,
presentation and promotion, or project production.
Eligible applicants: Artists, groups and organisations.
Eligible projects: The development of partnerships between arts and non-arts sectors that
seek to achieve community arts and cultural development outcomes in one or more of the
community partnerships priority areas.
Ineligible projects: Professional development, presentation and promotion, or project
production.
Contact: Phone: 02 9215 9034 Email: cp@australiacouncil.gov.au


AUSTRALIA COUNCIL – COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS – PROJECTS
http://www.australiacouncil.gov.au/grants/grants/2012/projects-community-partnerships-
closing-25may
Funds available: Maximum $20,000
Closes: 2 March, 25 May and 7 September 2012.
Purpose: To develop and implement community arts and cultural development projects with a
range of partners.
Eligible applicants: Individuals, groups and organisations.
Contact: Phone: 02 9215 9034 Email: cp@australiacouncil.gov.au


AUSTRALIA COUNCIL – COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS – PROFESSIONAL
DEVELOPMENT
http://www.australiacouncil.gov.au/grants/grants/2012/professional-development-community-
partnerships-closing-2mar
Funds available: Maximum $12,000
Closes: 2 March, 25 May and 7 September 2012.
Purpose: Provides funding for individual artists or arts workers to build their professional
capacity as community arts and cultural development workers.
Eligible applicants: Individuals.
Contact: Phone: 02 9215 9034 Email: cp@australiacouncil.gov.au


AUSTRALIA COUNCIL - COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS – PROJECTS WITH PUBLIC
OUTCOMES
http://www.australiacouncil.gov.au/grants/grants/2012/projects-with-public-outcomes-
community-partnerships-closing-3mar
Funds available: $20,000 to $35,000
Closing date: 2 March, 25 May and 7 September 2012.
Purpose: Provides funding for one-off community arts and cultural development projects that
must have strong public presentation outcomes and involve collaborations with a range of
cross-sectoral partners (arts and non-arts partners).
Eligible applicants: Individuals, groups and organisations.
Contact: Phone: 02 9215 9034 Email: cp@australiacouncil.gov.au


AUSTRALIA COUNCIL – COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP – CREATIVE PRODUCER
http://www.australiacouncil.gov.au/grants/grants/2012/creativeproducercommunitypartnershi
ps
Funds available: Up to $80,000 (which includes a $45,000 stipend towards personal
expenses and up to $35,000 project money).

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Closing date: 25 May 2012.
Purpose: Up to two creative producer grants will be offered for producers to deliver
community arts and cultural development projects, which engage artists and communities in
the creation and presentation of new artistic works.
Eligible applicants: Individuals only.
Contact: Phone: 02 9215 9034 Email: cp@australiacouncil.gov.au


AUSTRALIA COUNCIL - COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP – KIRK ROBSON AWARDS
http://www.australiacouncil.gov.au/grants/grants/2012/kirk-robson-awards
Funds available: $10,000
Closing date: 2 March 2012
Purpose: To recognise leadership among young community arts and cultural development
practitioners. The awards acknowledge leadership in community cultural development in the
areas of inclusiveness, consensus, self-determination, reconciliation and social justice.
Eligible applicants: Artists and artsworkers aged 30 and under can be nominated for the
award. Nominations will be accepted from organisations and individuals. Artists and
artsworkers may not nominate themselves.
Contact: Phone: 02 9215 9034 Email: cp@australiacouncil.gov.au


AUSTRALIA COUNCIL – COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS – ROS BOWER AWARD
http://www.australiacouncil.gov.au/grants/grants/2012/ros-bower-award
Funds available: $50,000
Closing date: 2 March 2012
Purpose: A lifetime achievement award to recognise distinguished community arts and
cultural development practitioners who foster and further the ideals of Ros Bower, the pioneer
of the Australia Council’s community arts sections.
Eligible applicants: Outstanding artists and artsworkers can be nominated for the award.
Nominations will be accepted from organisations and individuals. Artists and artsworkers may
not nominate themselves.
Contact: Phone: 02 9215 9034 Email: cp@australiacouncil.gov.au


AUSTRALIA COUNCIL – COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS – PROGRAM
http://www.australiacouncil.gov.au/grants/grants/2012/program_-_communtiy_partnerships
Closing date: 25 May 2012.
Purpose: To provide support for significant community arts and cultural development
programs consisting of a range of projects, targeting a variety of different groups and
engaging a number of cross-sectoral partners.
Eligible applicants: Organisations only.
Contact: Phone: 02 9215 9034 Email: cp@australiacouncil.gov.au


AUSTRALIA COUNCIL – CREATIVE AUSTRALIA – NEW ART CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT
http://www.australiacouncil.gov.au/grants/grants/2012/newart-creativedevelopment
Funding available: $30,000
Closes: 1 August 2012.
Purpose: To support artists wishing to explore innovative ideas and collaborations to make
major new art work.
Eligible applicants: Individuals and groups - independent artists, curators and producers
working from all artforms, including dance, literature, music, theatre, visual arts, hybrid,
digital and interdisciplinary art.
Eligible projects: Proposals that investigate possibilities of artistic practices that intersect
with broader cultural activity, including:
 Digital culture and creative opportunities for the National Broadband Network
 Indigenous and intercultural collaborations
 Community participation and artistic interventions into public spaces
 Artists working with urban renewal and ecology projects.


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Could include honing your plans and concepts, developing a model or prototype, finding
partners, and securing other sources of funding.
Contact: Phone: 02 9215 9110 Email: r.peach@australiacouncil.gov.au


AUSTRALIA COUNCIL – INTER-ARTS – RESIDENCIES
http://www.australiacouncil.gov.au/grants/grants/2012/residencies-interarts
Funding available: $20,000 per residency.
Closes: 1 May 2012.
Purpose: To support artists to initiate residencies for professional development working in
interdisciplinary and hybrid arts.
Eligible applicants: Artists and groups.
Eligible projects: Residencies with professional artists. Residencies must be three months or
more.
Contact: Phone: 02 9215 9077 Email: k.gray@australiacouncil.gov.au


AUSTRALIA COUNCIL – INTER-ARTS – PROJECTS
http://www.australiacouncil.gov.au/grants/grants/2012/projects_-_inter-arts
Closes: 3 December 2012.
Purpose: To support artists investigating emerging artistic practice through interdisciplinary
and hybrid arts. The main focus for this category is to support:
     Research and development
     Creative development
     Production and presentation.
Eligible applicants: Artists, groups and organisations.
Eligible projects: Applications are welcome from artists exploring participatory experiences
and innovation such as:
     Live performance and/or inter-activity in networked environments
     Creative agency for audiences, thus blurring the lines between ‘creator’ and ‘viewer’
     Innovative processes for artistic collaborations that involve new partners and resources
     Mixed or augmented realities that enhance public space and facilitate the interaction
       between diverse communities.
Contact: Phone: 02 9215 9077 Email: k.gray@australiacouncil.gov.au


AUSTRALIA COUNCIL – VISUAL ARTS – ARTIST RUN INITIATIVES
http://www.australiacouncil.gov.au/grants/grants/2012/aris
Funds available: Up to $20,000
Closing date: 1 February 2012
Purpose: To assist Artist Run Initiatives to present cross-artform or interdisciplinary projects
which develop the professional skills and/or networks for young and emerging artists.
Eligible applicants: An Artist Run Initiative can take many forms, but typically has some
these key factors:
 It is managed by artists
 Operates on a non-profit basis
 Has a continuing program of activities.
Eligible projects: Residencies, mentorships, exchanges, forums, exhibitions, publications,
sound art, media art
Contact details: Phone: 02 9215 9374 Email: e.blong@australiacouncil.gov.au


AUSTRALIA COUNCIL – VISUAL ARTS – NEW WORK – EARLY CAREER
http://www.australiacouncil.gov.au/grants/grants/2012/new-work-early-career-visual-arts
Funds available: $10,000
Closing date: 16 April 2012.
Purpose: To support the creation or research of new work or with the development of work
for an exhibition, production or publication.




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Eligible applicants: Individuals and groups of artists including craftspeople, designers, media
artists, visual artists and arts writers with less than five years’ professional experience or who
consider themselves emerging for other reasons.
Ineligible applicants: Eligibility requirements for this grant recently changed. Please see
providers website for further information.
Contact details: Phone: 02 9215 9374 Email: e.blong@australiacouncil.gov.au


AUSTRALIA COUNCIL – VISUAL ARTS – NEW WORK – MID CAREER
http://www.australiacouncil.gov.au/grants/grants/2012/new-work-mid-career-visual-arts
Funds available: $20,000
Closing date: 18 April 2012.
Purpose: To support the creation or research of new work or with the development of work
for an exhibition, production or publication.
Eligible applicants: Individuals and groups of artists who are mid career craftspeople,
designers, media artists, visual artists and arts writers who have more than 5 years continuous
professional experience or who consider themselves to be mid career for other reasons.
Contact details: Phone: 02 9215 9020 Email: s.saxon@australiacouncil.gov.au


AUSTRALIA COUNCIL – VISUAL ARTS – NEW WORK - ESTABLISHED
http://www.australiacouncil.gov.au/grants/grants/2012/new-work-established-visual_arts
Funds available: $20,000
Closing date: 18 April 2012.
Purpose: To support the creation or research of new work or with the development of work
for an exhibition, production or publication.
Eligible applicants: Individuals and groups of artists who are established craftspeople,
designers, media artists, visual artists and arts writers who have considerable professional
experience or who consider themselves to be established.
Contact details: Phone: 02 9215 9020 Email: s.saxon@australiacouncil.gov.au


AUSTRALIA COUNCIL – VISUAL ARTS – FELLOWSHIPS
http://www.australiacouncil.gov.au/grants/grants/2012/fellowships-visual-arts
Funds available: $120,000 over two years.
Closing date: 16 April 2012.
Purpose: To provide financial support to craftspeople, designers, media artists and visual
artists who have an outstanding record of achievement in their field. This two-year grant
allows artists to undertake ambitious projects and develop their practice.
Eligible applicants: Individuals.
Contact details: Phone: 02 9215 9020 Email: s.saxon@australiacouncil.gov.au


AUSTRALIA COUNCIL – VISUAL ARTS – CURATORIAL RESEARCH PROJECTS –
EMERGING AND ESTABLISHED
http://www.australiacouncil.gov.au/grants/grants/2012/independent_curators3
Funds available: Emerging Curator – up to $20,000. Established Curators – up to $50,000.
Closing date: 22 August 2012.
Purpose: To support professional independent curators who are developing their career
outside arts and cultural organisations.
Eligible applicants: Individuals only.
Eligible projects: Individual curatorial research projects that engage with innovative
contemporary curatorial practice and that will increase the awareness of the diversity of
Australian contemporary visual art, craft, media arts, design, within Australia or internationally
Contact details: Phone: 02 9215 9131 Email: v.lloyd@australiacouncil.gov.au


AUSTRALIA COUNCIL – VISUAL ARTS – PRESENTATION AND PROMOTION
http://www.australiacouncil.gov.au/grants/grants/2012/presentation_and_promotion_-
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Closing date: 20 August 2012.
Purpose: To assist arts organisations to present and promote contemporary Australian craft,
design, media and visual arts to audiences in Australia and overseas.
Eligible applicants: Organisations only
Eligible projects: Exhibitions, publications and conferences or to support significant
international visitors. Project must have a public outcome.
Contact details: Phone: 02 9215 9131 Email: v.lloyd@australiacouncil.gov.au


AUSTRALIA COUNCIL – VISUAL ARTS – SKILLS AND ARTS DEVELOPMENT - GENERAL
http://www.australiacouncil.gov.au/grants/grants/2012/skills-and-arts-development-general-
visual-arts
Closing date: 22 August 2012.
Purpose: To support excellence in the arts by providing professional development
opportunities for professional development opportunities for craftspeople, designers, media
artists, arts writers and curators.
Eligible applicants: Individuals and groups.
Eligible projects: Self-organised residencies, writing projects, curatorial projects,
mentorships, conference and workshop participation or research.
Contact details: Phone: 02 9215 9336 Email: r.petersen@australiacouncil.gov.au


AUSTRALIA COUNCIL – VISUAL ARTS – SKILLS AND ARTS DEVELOPMENT -
RESIDENCIES
http://www.australiacouncil.gov.au/grants/grants/2012/skills-and-arts-development-
residencies-visual-arts
Funds available:
$10,000: 3-month residency in Barcelona, Helsinki, Liverpool, London, New York, Paris, Rome
or Tokyo.
$25,000: 6-month residency in New York, known as the Australia Council for the Arts and
Anne & Gordon Samstag ISCP Residency Program.
$35,000: 12-month residency in Berlin.
Closing date: 20 August 2012.
Purpose: To support excellence in the arts by providing residencies for craftspeople,
designers, media artists and visual artists.
Eligible applicants: Individuals and groups of artists.
Contact details: Phone: 02 9215 9336 Email: r.petersen@australiacouncil.gov.au


AUSTRALIAN ARTISTS’ GRANT (formerly the JANET HOLMES A COURT ARTISTS’
GRANT)
http://www.visualarts.net.au/grants/australian-artists-grant
Funds available: $500 for individuals and $1,000 for groups.
Closes: 15 February, 15 May, 15 August, and 15 November 2012
Purpose: Provides assistance to professional artists for the public presentation of their work,
including in visual arts, craft and design.
Eligible applicants: Applications for this grant must be prepared and submitted by the
artist/s exhibiting, not their venue, agent or exhibition curator.
Eligible projects: This can include, but is not limited to, framing, media releases, media
photographs, advertising, space rental, installation costs, promotional printing, mail outs,
documentation, freight, travel, equipment rental, insurance, technical assistance and opening
costs.
Contact: Phone: 02 9368 1900 Email: nava@visualarts.net.au Address: PO Box 60, Potts
Point, NSW 1335


AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER STUDIES
(AIATSIS) – ‘RESEARCH GRANT’ – HISTORY (COMMUNITY & FAMILY HISTORY)
http://www.aiatsis.gov.au/research/grants/grants.html
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Purpose: Supports a wide range of research areas in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Studies, such as: archaeology, the arts, education and cultural transmission, health (social,
cultural and environmental aspects) and biological sciences history (including family and
community history), linguistics, politics, law, and public policy, social anthropology.
Eligible applicants: Individuals and/or organisations. All applicants must have an
Administering Institution. Applicants are not required to have formal qualifications.
Ineligible projects: Projects whose sole purpose is: publication or production costs; returning
materials to communities or repatriation of material; or research for Native Title claims. See
website for other project eligibility details.
Contact: Research Grants Administrator Phone: 02 6246 1144 Email: grants@aiatsis.gov.au
Address: PO Box 553, Canberra, ACT 2601


AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM – INTERNSHIP PROGRAM – THE
MARITIME MUSEUMS OF AUSTRALIA PROJECT SUPPORT SCHEME (MMAPSS)
http://www.anmm.gov.au/site/page.cfm?u=1515
Funds available: Internship (including up to $3,000 for a two weeks internship, to assist with
accommodation and travel expenses)
Closes: 31 August 2012
Purpose: Offers paid or unpaid heritage workers opportunities to develop new skills and
approaches to their chosen area of interest by spending up to two weeks working with the
Australian National Maritime Museum in Sydney.
Eligible applicants: Individuals from regional maritime museums or museums/institutions
holding a maritime collection (other than State or Commonwealth-owned organisations).
Contact: Phone: 02 9298 3743 Fax: 02 9298 3725 Email: mmapss@anmm.gov.au
Address: 2 Murray St, Sydney NSW 2001


AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM – MARITIME MUSEUMS OF AUSTRALIA
PROJECT SUPPORT SCHEME (MMAPSS)
Supported by the Australian Government through the Australian National Maritime
Museum
http://www.anmm.gov.au/site/page.cfm?u=1515
Funds available: up to $10,000
Closes: 31 August 2012
Purpose: Provides grants to maritime museums for heritage assistance.
Eligible applicants: All maritime museums legally incorporated as non-profit-making bodies
are eligible, whether they are privately or Government funded.
Eligible projects: Collection management (registration, storage, research); conservation
(documentation and care of collections); presentation (development of exhibitions, education
programs, workshops).
Contact: Phone: 02 9298 3743 Fax: 02 9298 3725 Email: mmapss@anmm.gov.au
Address: 2 Murray St, Sydney NSW 2001


BREAKWATER ISLAND CASINO COMMUNITY BENEFIT FUND (BICCBF)
http://www.olgr.qld.gov.au/grants/BICCBF/index.shtml
Funds available: Up to $5,000
Closes: 31 May and 30 November 2012
Purpose: Allocates grants for capital expenditure projects or items to non-profit community
organisations in North Queensland that provide facilities or services to the community.
Eligible applicants: Organisations in Queensland located within the areas of Townsville,
Thuringowa, Charters Towers, Mackay, Mount Isa, Hinchinbrook, Burdekin, Whitsunday,
Bowen, Mirani, Sarina, Nebo, Flinders, Richmond, McKinlay and Cloncurry. The term
‘organisation’ for the purpose of this fund includes community, educational, charitable,
religious, sporting, youth, cultural and health organisations as well as special interest groups.
See website for more eligibility criteria.
Eligible projects: Capital works and equipment only.
Ineligible projects: Motor vehicles, wages, hire costs of equipment, accommodation or travel


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Contact: Phone: 07 3247 4284 Email: cbf@treasury.qld.gov.au


BRISBANE CITY COUNCIL – ACCESS AND INCLUSION COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP
PROGRAM
http://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/community/grants-and-awards/community-groups-and-non-
profit/access-and-inclusion-community-partnership-program/index.htm
Funds available: $2,000 to $50,000
Closes: 16 April 2012
Purpose: Provides funding for projects or services that improve access and inclusion for
people with a disability or long term chronic condition; seniors with age related access
concerns, parents with young children and associated carers. The program aims to: support
innovative projects in response to existing or emerging issues experienced by people with a
disability and their carers at a local level; support initiatives that provide employment and
training opportunities for people with a disability; improve accessibility to a community facility,
service or venue; address barriers to access and inclusion in local community recreation,
culturaland social activities and mainstream community activities; improve community
awareness and understnading about access and inclusion.
Eligible applicants: Not-for-profit incorporated organisation, or one sponsored by an
incorporated organisation that is able to accept responsibility for the project
Eligible projects: Must directly benefit residents of the City of Brisbane local authority area
and could include: accessibility enhancements for a facility; reducing social isolation; inclusive
activities and/or inclusion in mainstream activities; raising community awareness.
Ineligible projects: Retrospective funding, private commercial ventures, an organisation’s
general running costs, equipment alone, capital works/facility enhancements that cannot be
completed within 12 months, projects that only benefit specific individuals and/or private
access, event or conference sponsorship, fundraising projects, prizes and award ceremonies,
projects that are core program funding responsibility of another level of government, debt
payment, staff wages.
Contact: Phone: Council Contact Centre on 07 3403 8888 Address: Brisbane City Council,
Brisbane Lifestyle, Community Grants Unit, GPO Box 1434, Brisbane QLD 4001


BRISBANE CITY COUNCIL – COMMUNITY HISTORY GRANTS
http://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/community/grants-and-awards/community-groups-and-non-
profit/community-grants-program/index.htm
Funds available: $2,000 to $10,000
Closes: 2 April 2012
Purpose: To support projects that increase the community's access to, and appreciation of
Brisbane's history and heritage; and to support projects that raise the profile and accessibility
of Brisbane's history and heritage.
Eligible applicants: Not-for-profit incorporated organisation, or one sponsored by an
incorporated organisation that is able to accept responsibility for the project
Eligible projects: Must directly benefit residents of the City of Brisbane local authority area.
Ineligible projects: Retrospective funding, private commercial ventures, an organisation’s
general running costs, equipment alone, event or conference sponsorship, fundraising projects,
prizes and award ceremonies, projects that are core program funding responsibility of another
level of government, debt payment, staff wages.
Contact: Phone: Council Contact Centre on 07 3403 8888 Address: Brisbane City Council,
Brisbane Lifestyle, Community Grants Unit, GPO Box 1434, Brisbane QLD 4001


BRISBANE CITY COUNCIL – CREATIVE SPARKS GRANTS
http://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/community/grants-and-awards/arts-and-history/creative-
sparks-program/index.htm
Funds available: Up to $20,000
Closes: 2 April 2012
Purpose: To support artists and cultural workers to implement creative projects within a
community context; to support artists and cultural workers in the development of new work


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and their creative practice; to support the professional development of young and/or emerging
artists; to assist in the development of arts/business partnerships.
The program offers three categories of funding: creative projects that enrich Brisbane’s
communities; development opportunities for artists and cultural workers; arts and business
partnerships.
Eligible applicants: Individual professional artists, artsworkers, cultural workers and project
coordinators who are residents of the Brisbane local authority area and are permanent
residents or Australian citizens. Incorporated cultural organisations based in the Brisbane local
authority area. Unincorporated organisations, auspiced by an incorporated body that is based
in the Brisbane local authority area.
Ineligible projects: Higher Education Contributions and/or Australian academic course work
leading to formal qualifications within Australia; purchase of capital items; fundraising events
including charitable events; operational or project funding for organisations or companies;
retrospective funding.
Contact: Phone: Council Call Centre on 07 3403 8888 Address: Brisbane City Council,
Brisbane Lifestyle, Community Grants Unit, GPO Box 1434, Brisbane QLD 4001


BRISBANE CITY COUNCIL – LORD MAYOR’S HELEN TAYLOR AWARD FOR LOCAL
HISTORY
http://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/community/grants-and-awards/arts-and-history/lord-mayors-
helen-taylor-history-award/index.htm
Funds available: Up to $10,000
Closes: Check provider’s website for 2012 closing date. The next round is projected to open in
June 2012.
Purpose: One award of up to $10,000 is given annually to a history student or independent
researcher whose work looks at Brisbane's history, or a particular aspect of it.
Eligible applicants: History/heritage students or independent researchers whose work
focuses on the history of Brisbane or an aspect of it.
Eligible projects: Reveal lesser known aspects of Brisbane’s history or heritage, make
Brisbane’s history or heritage accessible to a wide audience, focus on local Indigenous history
or heritage. Living expenses, travel costs to conduct research, acquisition of documents or
other materials to support research, printing costs associated with disseminating research,
production costs for displays or presentations of research.
Contact: Phone: Council Call Centre on 07 3403 8888 Address: Brisbane City Council,
Brisbane Lifestyle, Community Grants Unit, GPO Box 1434, Brisbane QLD 4001


BRISBANE CITY COUNCIL – LORD MAYOR’S SUSTAINABILITY GRANTS
http://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/community-support/grants-awards/lord-mayors-
sustainability-grants/index.htm
Funds available: $2,000 to $50,000
Closes: This program is currently deferred.
Purpose: To increase the environmental sustainability of existing community facilities through
water, energy savings and greenhouse gas reduction.
Eligible applicants: Applicants must be a not-for-profit incorporated organisation, or be
sponsored by a not-for-profit organisation that is incorporated and able to accept legal and
financial responsibility for the project or activity.
Eligible projects: Energy audits; solar hot water systems; heat pumps or heat exchanges for
hot water systems; insulation purchase and installation; solar photovoltaic panels.
Grants are for installations on buildings, land and facilities owned or leased by non-profit
community groups. To be eligible for funding, the project must directly benefit the residents of
the Brisbane Local Government Area.
The following may be funded:
• Public liability costs that are specific to the project are eligible
• Equipment
For community facilities projects – equipment is eligible where it relates to the installation of
energy and water saving devices, or the capital improvement of a community facility.
Contact: Brisbane City Council, Brisbane Lifestyle, Community Grants Unit Phone: Council
Contact Centre 07 3403 8888 Address: GPO Box 1434, Brisbane Q 4001

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BRISBANE CITY COUNCIL – LORD MAYOR’S YOUNG & EMERGING ARTISTS
FELLOWSHIP
http://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/community-support/grants-awards/lord-mayors-young-
emerging-artists-fellowships/index.htm
Funds available: Up to $20,000
Closes: 2 April 2012
Purpose: To develop the professional practice of young and emerging local artists and cultural
workers by providing support to participate in national or international training and
professional development programs that support their career development.
Eligible applicants: Independent artists and cultural workers between 17 and 30 years of age
who are residents of the Brisbane local authority. Applicants must be nominated by a
recognised individual or organisation from within the arts and cultural sector
Eligible projects: The fellowship activity can include travel and study, secondment to an
organisation, tuition, professional mentoring and instruction or a combination of these
activities.
Ineligible projects: Higher Education Contributions and/or Australian academic course work
leading to formal qualifications within Australia, fundraising events including charitable events,
retrospective funding.
Contact: Phone: Council Call Centre on 07 3403 8888 Address: Brisbane City Council,
Brisbane Lifestyle, Community Grants Unit, GPO Box 1434, Brisbane QLD 4001


CHURCHILL FELLOWSHIP
http://apply.churchilltrust.com.au/
Funds available: Average fellowship $25,000
Closes: 29 February 2012
Purpose: enables Australian citizens from all walks of life to travel overseas to undertake an
analysis, study or investigation of a project or issue that cannot be readily undertaken in
Australia.
Eligible applicants: Australian citizens over the age of 18. There are no prescribed
qualifications, academic or otherwise, for the award of most Churchill Fellowships. Merit is the
primary test, whether based on past achievements or demonstrated ability for future
achievement in any walk of life. Benefit to Australia is a significant factor.
Contact: Phone: 02 6247 8333 or 1800 777 231 Fax: 02 6249 8944
Email: info@churchilltrust.com.au Address: GPO Box 1536, Canberra City ACT 2601


COPYRIGHT AGENCY LIMITED – CULTURAL FUND
http://www.copyright.com.au/Cultural_Fund/Cultural_Fund.aspx
Closes: 24 February 2012
Purpose: To support a wide variety of projects which aim to encourage and provide practical
assistance to the Copyright Agency Limited (CAL)’s members and the Australian cultural
community. The priority area of funding is ‘supporting innovation in the Australian creative
industries to develop local and foreign markets for Australian works.’
Eligible applicants: If you have a project that meets the Cultural Fund’s guidelines, you may
forward your proposal to CAL.
Eligible projects: Applications are invited for projects that will empower CAL’s members and
Australian rights owners to:
 Support those who create copyright works in Australia, so that their ability to product work
    and live off it may be enhanced;
 Enhance the environment for the creation, production and distribution of, access to and
    appreciation of Australian literacy and artistic works; and
 Assist rights owners to manage their rights efficiently and equitably.
Contact: Phone: 02 9394 7600 Email: culturalfund@copyright.com.au


DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND TRAINING – INDIGENOUS LIGHTHOUSE GRANTS
http://education.qld.gov.au/schools/indigenous/pdfs/lighthouse_guidelines_2011.pdf

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Funds available: Up to $25,000. Previous applicants are eligible to apply again.
Closes: Check provider’s details for closing date
Purpose:
 Foster innovation and collaboration in Queensland across Training, Arts and Education
  portfolios
 Recognise and promote exemplars of good practice in Indigenous programs in Queensland
 Improve education, training and arts outcomes for Indigenous people in Queensland
 Celebrate initiatives in Indigenous Education, Training and the Arts in Queensland
 Increase cultural awareness and improve outcomes for Indigenous students.
Eligible applicants: Schools, TAFE institutes, individual artists and arts organisations, who
are able to demonstrate best practice in Indigenous programs.
Contact: Further information about the program can be obtained from Christina Macdonald,
Project Officer, Lighthouse Grants, phone 07 3237 1298, email
christina.macdonald2@deta.qld.gov.au


DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION –
BUILDING RURAL COMMUNITIES FUND
http://www.regions.qld.gov.au/dsdweb/v4/apps/web/content.cfm?id=16128
Closes: Check provider’s website for updates
Purpose: The Building Rural Communities Fund provided more than $2 million in funding over
two years for rural community capacity building projects in Blueprint for the Bush regions in
Queensland. These regions are:
   * Wide Bay Burnett
   * Darling Downs and South West
   * Central Queensland
   * Mackay Whitsunday
   * North Queensland; and
   * Far North Queensland.
Contact: Email: blueprint@deedi.qld.gov.au Phone: 1800 136 851


DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND RESOURCE MANAGEMENT – CULTURAL
HERITAGE GRANTS PROGRAM
http://www.derm.qld.gov.au/cultural_heritage/grant_programs.html
Funds available: up to $15,000
Closes: Future funding dates are yet to be announced. Check provider’s website
Purpose: The two streams under the program are:
1. Cultural Heritage Grants Program provides limited financial assistance of up to $15,000
towards projects aiming to preserve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural heritage sites
and areas in Queensland.
2. Cultural Heritage Body Grants Program provides financial assistance of up to $10,000 to
registered cultural heritage bodies in Queensland. The purpose of this program is to help
cultural heritage bodies fulfil their legislative responsibilities under the Aboriginal Cultural
Heritage Act 2003 and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Heritage Act 2003.
Eligible applicants: Non-profit incorporated groups or organizations; Specialist bodies
established to conserve or manage heritage places (e.g. National Trust of Queensland,
Newstead House Board); Local government authorities; Owners of places on the Queensland
Heritage Register; Owners of heritage buildings identified in a local government planning
scheme; Owners of rural heritage places; Owners of places identified in the state-wide
heritage survey.
Eligible projects: Projects that encourage the conservation and/or continued use of a
heritage building; Essential repairs, stabilisation or core structural works (e.g. pest treatment,
stumping, weatherproofing, essential drainage upgrades, damp treatment); Specific ''like with
like'' material replacement/maintenance projects that protect the integrity of heritage buildings
(e.g. slate or timber shingle roofing; copper gutters/downpipes; stonework; stained glass;
pressed tin ceilings); Fire regulation upgrades to enable contemporary use of heritage places;
Provision of equitable access (e.g. paths of travel in buildings, lifts, ramps); Preparation of
heritage conservation management plans.


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Contact: Phone: 07 3227 6834 Email: cultural.heritage@derm.qld.gov.au


DEPARTMENT OF FAMILIES, HOUSING, COMMUNITY SERVICES AND INDIGENOUS
AFFAIRS – VOLUNTEER GRANTS PROGRAM
http://fahcsia.gov.au/sa/volunteers/funding/Pages/volunteer_grants2010.aspx
Funds available: $1,000 – $5,000
Closes: Check the provider’s website for 2012 dates.
Purpose: To provide funding to help non-profit organisations to
 Contribute towards the costs of training courses for volunteers and/or undertaking
    background screening checks for volunteers; and/or
 Purchase portable, tangible, small equipment items to help volunteers; and/or
 Contribute towards fuel reimbursement for their volunteers, including those who use their
    cars to transport others to activities, deliver food and assist people in need.
Eligible applicants: Australian not-for-profit organisations whose volunteers’ work is aimed at
supporting families and/or communities in Australia. Must be a legal entity such as an
incorporated association.
Contact: Phone: 1800 183 374 Email: vg2010@fahcsia.gov.au

DEPARTMENT OF IMMIGRATION AND CITIZENSHIP – DIVERSITY AND SOCIAL
COHESION PROGRAM
http://www.immi.gov.au/living-in-australia/delivering-assistance/government-
programs/dscp/dscp-grants.htm
Funds available: up to $50,000
Closes: 9 March 2012
Purpose: There are 2 aims of the program:
Aim 1 - to promote respect, fairness and a sense of belonging for Australians of every race,
culture and religion. The aim primarily focuses on promoting inter-community harmony and
understanding.
Aim 2 – develop community capacity building skills of specific community groups under
significant pressure due to their cultural, religious or racial diversity. This aim primarily focuses
on supporting specific communities with the purpose of building their social cohesion capacity
and/or to promote their positive contribution to Australia.
Eligible applicants: Australian incorporated, not-for-profit organisations including schools,
service clubs, faith groups, art organisations, sporting bodies, community organisations, youth
organisations, local government authorities, and universities.
Ineligible applicants: Individuals, political organisations, for-profit organisations, un-
incorporated (exception government schools/local government), Australian state/territory
governments.
Eligible projects:
 Address the tensions between groups in the wider community directly (e.g. engage group
    members to discuss stereotypes, sources of conflict, ways to have more co-operative
    relations)
 Provide support through developing practical skills for a particular group and increase their
    ability to participate meaningfully in society more broadly
 Seek to engage a cultural group in mainstream activities including sport and a choir
 Seek to educate a group (or groups) about another culture through sharing information
    (including ‘Australian way of life’)
 Seek to develop ongoing knowledge about prejudice for ‘grass-roots’ groups and others
    (e.g. provide training to community leaders to develop their capacity to successfully plan
    and manage their own prejudice reduction projects).
Contact: Diversity and Social Cohesion Program (DSCP) helpdesk Phone: 1800 453 004
Email: comprog@immi.gov.au

DEPARTMENT OF IMMIGRATION AND CITIZENSHIP – DIVERSITY AND SOCIAL
COHESION PROGRAM – MULTICULTURAL ARTS AND FESTIVALS GRANTS
http://www.immi.gov.au/living-in-australia/delivering-assistance/government-
programs/dscp/mafg/
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Closes: Check providers website for closing date.
Purpose: The Multicultural Arts and Festivals Grants (MAFG) are a subset of the Diversity and
Social Cohesion Program (DSCP). MAFG provides assistance to host multicultural arts and
festivals projects, providing opportunities for Australians of all backgrounds to come together
and experience different cultural traditions. The MAFG support Aim 1 of the DSCP which is: to
promote respect, fairness and a sense of belonging for Australians of every race, culture and
religion. The aim primarily focuses on promoting inter-community harmony and
understanding.
Eligible applicants: Australian incorporated, not-for-profit organisations including schools,
service clubs, faith groups, art organisations, sporting bodies, community organisations, youth
organisations, local government authorities, and universities.
Ineligible applicants: Individuals, political organisations, for-profit organisations, un-
incorporated (exception government schools/local government), Australian state/territory
governments.
Eligible projects:
 Encourage social cohesion and mutual understanding through the sharing of different
    cultural experiences
 Address a genuine social cohesion issue, such as tensions between groups in a community
 Seek to educate groups about other cultures through information sharing.
Contact: Diversity and Social Cohesion Program (DSCP) helpdesk Phone: 1800 453 004
Email: comprog@immi.gov.au


DEPARTMENT OF PREMIER AND CABINET – RECONCILIATION AWARDS 2012
http://www.reconciliation.qld.gov.au/reconciliation/forumsandawards/queenslandreconciliation-awards
Funds available: $5000 per category; $25,000 in total
Closes: 9 March 2012
Purpose: To recognise businesses and community organisations who are taking positive steps
in advancing reconciliation in Queensland. In 2012, awards are offered in the following
categories Business, Education, Community Organisation, Partnerships.
Eligible applicants: Nominations are open to individuals, businesses and community
organisations operating in Queensland.
Contact: Email: reconciliation.awards@premiers.qld.gov.au Phone: (07) 3033 0672


DEPARTMENT OF REGIONAL AUSTRALIA, LOCAL GOVERNMENT, ARTS & SPORT -
OFFICE FOR THE ARTS – FESTIVALS AUSTRALIA
http://www.arts.gov.au/arts/festivals_australia
Funds available: Small projects – up to $12,000, large projects – above $12,000.
Closes: Round 34 closes 10 February 2012. Check provider's website for second closing date
in 2012.
Purpose: to provide assistance to Australian regional and community festivals for the
presentation of quality cultural projects, and to add a new or special sort of cultural activity
that has never been done before and could not otherwise be afforded.
Eligible applicants: Not-for-profit organizations managing regular festivals or significant one-
off community celebrations, or auspiced by an organisation that is incorporated and not-for-
profit (e.g. a local or shire council).
Ineligible applicants: Major cultural festivals in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and
Adelaide.
Eligible projects: For a single, arts-driven project that has not previously been included in
the festival and would otherwise not be affordable. While priority is given to new projects, in
exceptional circumstances a project in a format that has been included in the festival program
before may be funded if:
 The earlier project was a pilot, and the proposed project will be undertaken on a larger
    scale and demonstrates potentially significant cultural and social outcomes; or
 The festival necessarily has a narrow scope (such as a lantern festival, classical music
    festival, festival of traditional Indigenous culture or circus festival), or the project involves
    children or youth as active participants; and
 The project was funded over 5 years ago, in the same or a similar format and involves
    different artist(s) from those in the original activity.

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Ineligible projects: Administration, infrastructure, competitions, capital works or equipment,
tours of visual arts exhibitions or performing arts events, ongoing costs of running the festival,
international travel costs.
Contact: The Program Officer, Festivals Australia Phone: 02 6210 2905 or 1800 819 461
Email: festivals.australia@environment.gov.au Address: GPO Box 787, Canberra ACT 2601


DEPARTMENT OF REGIONAL AUSTRALIA, LOCAL GOVERNMENT, ARTS & SPORT -
OFFICE FOR THE ARTS – INDIGENOUS CULTURE, LANGUAGES AND VISUAL ART
http://www.arts.gov.au/indigenous/ICS
Funds available: Annual and triennial funding
Closes: 3 February 2012
Purpose: To fund activities that encourages culturally vibrant Indigenous communities and
contributes to the cultural wellbeing of Indigenous individuals and communities. There are
three funding categories:
 Indigenous Culture Support
 Indigenous Languages Support
 Indigenous Visual Arts Industry Support
The last two categories replace the Maintenance of Indigenous Languages and Records and the
National Arts and Crafts Industry Support respectively.
Eligible applicants: Any individual, group or organisation with an ABN
Ineligible projects: The program does not generally support projects that are the
responsibility of other Australian government programs, or other state or territory government
departments, projects with primarily commercial focus or intent.
Contact: Phone: 1800 006 992 Email: ics@pmc.gov.au


DEPARTMENT OF REGIONAL AUSTRALIA, LOCAL GOVERNMENT, ARTS & SPORT -
OFFICE FOR THE ARTS – INDIGENOUS HERITAGE PROGRAM
http://www.environment.gov.au/heritage/programs/ihp
Funds available: Up to $100,000 for organisations, up to $5,000 for individuals. Higher
amounts of funding may be considered where the applicant demonstrates special
circumstances or a genuine requirement for additional funds.
Closes: Check providers website for details.
Purpose: Supporting the identification, conservation and promotion of Indigenous heritage.
Projects which aim to identify, conserve or promote the Indigenous heritage values of places
that have or may have outstanding heritage value to Australia against one or more of the
National Heritage List criteria will be favourably considered.
Eligible applicants: A legally incorporated Indigenous organisation; a not-for-profit body that
is legally incorporated in Australia; a Traditional Owner of the subject Indigenous heritage
place; an individual (who is an Australian citizen), acting on behalf of the Traditional Owners or
with the approval and support of the Traditional Owners; or a local government authority.
Eligible projects: A large range of activities including conservation, identification of
Indigenous places, heritage planning, interpretation of Indigenous heritage places,
construction of keeping places.
Ineligible projects: Natural Resource Management, Maintenance of cultural practices,
promotion of Indigenous cultures and revival and maintenance of Indigenous languages,
Documentary collections, Movable objects, Repatriation, Native Title. See website for full list.
Contact: Phone: 1800 982 280 Email: ihp_grants@environment.gov.au


DEPARTMENT OF REGIONAL AUSTRALIA, LOCAL GOVERNMENT, ARTS & SPORT -
OFFICE FOR THE ARTS – CONTEMPORARY TOURING INITIATIVE
http://www.arts.gov.au/regional/visions-of-australia
Funds available: No minimum/maximum
Closes: Opens 20 April and closes 1 June 2012 for activities commencing from 1 January
2013.
Purpose: Provide funding to organisations to develop and tour exhibitions of contemporary
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Eligible applicants: Incorporated not-for-profit organisations with demonstrated experience
and expertise in developing and touring exhibitions.
Eligible projects: For development and touring costs associated with an exhibition, including
catalogue design, exhibition signage, freight, artists’ fees, education kits, public programs and
more. Exhibitions must tour to more than 3 venues across Australia, with at least 3 states or
territories included.
Contact: The Manager, Visions of Australia, Phone: 1800 819 461
Email: visions.australia@pmc.gov.au Address: GPO Box 787, Canberra ACT 2601


DEPARTMENT OF REGIONAL AUSTRALIA, LOCAL GOVERNMENT, ARTS & SPORT -
OFFICE FOR THE ARTS – NATIONAL COLLECTING INSTITUTIONS TOURING AND
OUTREACH PROGRAM
http://www.arts.gov.au/collections/ncito
Funds available: No minimum/maximum
Closes: 1 April 2012
Purpose: To promote broad access to Australian cultural material through touring works from
the collections of the National Collecting Institutions, with particular emphasis on providing
access for audiences in regional areas.
Eligible applicants: National collecting institutions eligible to apply for funding are: National
Gallery of Australia, National Portrait Gallery, National Film and Sound Archive, National
Museum or Australia, National Library of Australia, Australian National Maritime Museum and
the Bundanon Trust.
Eligible projects: Funding can be use for costs associated with development and touring of
exhibition, including non-ongoing staff costs, insurance costs, and costs associated with
support material such as catalogues, education kits and promotional material; costs associated
with bringing works from international collections for an exhibition or tour within Australia; and
costs associated with touring or exhibition of Australian cultural material overseas.
Ineligible projects: Exhibitions that involve commercial promotions or sale of work,
administrative and management costs that are not associated with the tour.
Contact: Program Manager, phone 02 6275 9635, email rhonda.thorpe@environment.gov.au


DEPARTMENT OF REGIONAL AUSTRALIA, LOCAL GOVERNMENT, ARTS & SPORT -
OFFICE FOR THE ARTS – NATIONAL CULTURAL HERITAGE ACCOUNT
http://www.arts.gov.au/movable/account
Funds available: Funding assistance from the Account will normally cover only a proportion
of the "fair market value" of the object.
Closes: Applications accepted anytime.
Purpose: Section 25B of the Protection of Movable Cultural Heritage Act 1986 (the Act)
provides that the purpose of the Account is to facilitate the acquisition of Australian protected
objects for display or safe-keeping. This accords with the following objectives of the Act:
where appropriate, keep Australian protected objects in Australia; and place such objects into
public collections for display or safekeeping, where appropriate and practicable.
Eligible applicants: Australian cultural organisations are eligible to apply for funding
assistance from the Account. Such organisations might be museums, art galleries, libraries,
archives, historic buildings and others, having permanent and appropriately
maintained/conserved collections that are accessible to the public. In considering applications
for funding assistance, preference will be given to Cultural Organisations with the intention and
capacity to care for and provide public access to Australian Protected Objects in perpetuity.
Contact: The Secretary, National Cultural Heritage Committee, phone 02 6210 2929 email
movable.heritage@pmc.gov.au


DEPARTMENT OF REGIONAL AUSTRALIA, LOCAL GOVERNMENT, ARTS & SPORT -
OFFICE FOR THE ARTS – VISIONS OF AUSTRALIA
http://www.arts.gov.au/regional/visions-of-australia
Funds available: No minimum/maximum
Closes: Opens 20 April and closes 1 June 2012 for activities commencing from 1 January
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Purpose: Provides funding to organisations to develop and tour exhibitions of Australian
cultural material throughout Australia.
Eligible applicants: Incorporated not-for-profit public collecting institutions, museums,
galleries, botanical gardens, national collecting institutions and organisations specialising in
curating or managing touring exhibitions.
Ineligible applicants: Individuals or for commercial enterprises
Eligible projects: All exhibitions must have a predominantly Australian theme, feature
predominantly Australian artists or be from an Australian collection.
For development funding costs associated with planning and developing an Australian touring
exhibition such as content research, publication design, artists’, writers’ and copyright fees.
For touring funding costs associated with the actual tour such as signage, packing crates,
freight costs, insurance, catalogue production, education kits, multi-media, and public
programs.
Applications for development must be separate to applications for touring.
Exhibitions must tour to venues across Australia, one of which must be in different state or
territory than the one the tour originated from.
Contact: The Program Officer, Visions of Australia Phone: 1800 819 461
Email: visions.australia@pmc.gov.au Address: PO Box 6500, Canberra ACT 2600


DEPARTMENT OF REGIONAL AUSTRALIA, LOCAL GOVERNMENT, ARTS AND SPORT –
REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AUSTRALIA FUND (RDAF)
http://www.regional.gov.au/regional/programs/rdaf.aspx
Funds available: Maximum $15 million
Closes: Round 2: Expressions of Interests closed 1 December 2011.
Check provider’s website for upcoming closing dates.
Purpose: To support Australia’s regions and enhance the economic development and livability
of their communities.
Eligible applicants: Local Government bodies and incorporated not-for-profit organisations
with a minimum annual average income of $1.5 million.
Eligible projects: The RDAF will fund priority infrastructure projects identified by local
communities in regional Australia that include economic and community infrastructure
projects. Projects in capital cities must demonstrate how the proposed project will benefit the
broader region, or other parts of regional Australia.
Partner funding will be expected from sources other than the Australian Government for all
project grants, except where extenuating circumstances prevent co-funding. Preference will be
given to applications that demonstrate partnership funding of 1:1 for grant requests of $5
million and less, and 1:2 for grant requests of more than $5 million.
Contact: Phone: 1800 005 494 Email: rdaf@regional.gov.au


DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES, ENERGY AND TOURISM – T-QUAL GRANTS
http://www.ret.gov.au/tourism/business/tq/tgrants/projects/Pages/TourismQualityProjects.asp
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Funds available: Tourism Quality Projects up to $100,000 (plus GST) are available for
smaller scale projects to support collaborative community tourism industry development
projects, particularly those that stimulate private sector investment.
Strategic Tourism and Investment Grants of up to $1 million (plus GST) will be available to
fund a small number of larger scale projects to support Indigenous tourism, economic
development and tourism employment.
Closes: 19 April 2012
Eligible applicants: The program actively encourages additional private sector investment in
the development of Australia's tourism industry products, services and experiences. Applicants
must provide at least dollar for dollar matching cash for the project equivalent to the amount
of funding sought from T-QUAL Grants.
Contact: tqualgrants@ret.gov.au




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DEPARTMENT OF SUSTAINABILITY, ENVIRONMENT, WATER, POPULATION AND
COMMUNITIES – YOUR COMMUNITY HERITAGE
The May 2011 Federal Budget announced supplementary funding of up to $8 million over two
years for a new community heritage grants program. The funding will be available in 2011-12
and 2012-13.
To streamline the delivery of heritage funding, program guidelines for National Historic Sites
and Commemorating Eminent Australians have been incorporated into the new Your
Community Heritage Program Guidelines.
Within the new Your Community Heritage Program, National Historic Sites has been renamed
to Protecting National Historic Sites. To apply for funding to Protecting National Historic Sites
you must apply through the new Your Community Heritage Program.
See below.
http://www.environment.gov.au/heritage/programs/ych/index.html
Closes: 2011-12 funding round closed 20 December 2011. Check provider’s website for 2012-
13 round closing dates.

In 2011-13, Your Community Heritage program will offer four different funding areas:
Protecting National Historic Sites
Funds available: $50,000 to $500,000
Purpose: Focuses on supporting high priority activities to protect and conserve Australia’s
nationally significant historic heritage.

Recovering from Natural Disasters
Funds available: $5,000 to $150,000
Purpose: To undertake natural disaster recovery and mitigation activities relating to local
historic heritage places.

Commemorating Eminent Australians
Funds available: Up to $10,000
Purpose: Focuses on supporting activities to conserve existing graves and memorials of
Australians whose life and work has made a significant contribution to Australia and/or the
world.

Sharing Community Heritage Stories
Funds available: $2,500 to $25,000
Purpose: Focuses on identifying, recording and sharing stories that have important historic,
cultural or social relevance to local communities. Grants will be made available for projects
that explore and communicate the stories that connect our communities with their past.

Celebrating Community Heritage
Funds available: $2,500 to $25,000
Purpose: Focuses on enhancing community engagement and building capacity in local
communities. Grants will be made available to promote a sense of pride and connection to
local heritage places, including community heritage celebrations, and workshops that
encourage retention of skills at risk of being lost.

Eligible applicants: An Australian legal entity or an incorporated association or a state or
territory government department, agency or authority or local Council.

Contact: Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities,
phone 1800 653 004, email heritagegrants@environment.gov.au


DEPARTMENT OF VETERAN’S AFFAIRS – SALUTING THEIR SERVICE
COMMEMORATIONS GRANT
http://www.dva.gov.au/commemorations/grants
Funds available: Maximum $4,000
Closes: Ongoing. Funding decisions every two months, contact provider for decision dates.
Purpose: To preserve our wartime heritage and to involve people throughout the nation in a
wide range of activities and projects. To support projects and activities which directly

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commemorate Australia’s servicemen and women who served in wars, conflicts and peace
operations.
Eligible applicants: Community and ex-service organisations, local government authorities,
other bodies such as museums and schools.
Eligible projects: Up to $3,000 is available for restoration, preservation and interpretation of
Australian wartime memorabilia for public display; commemoration of significant anniversaries
of battles and other military operations; publishing unit wartime histories, where none exists;
schools initiatives (e.g. research projects involving local veterans or recording visits to
commemorative sites overseas); and, significant unit reunions.
Up to $4,000 is available for restoration and upgrading community war memorials and
improving access and safety to the immediate surrounds; restoring vandalised memorials and
improving security; constructing new community memorials where none exists and where the
new memorial will be the focus of community commemoration; restoration of commemorative
plaques and honour boards for public display; and, new commemorative plaques and honour
boards for public display.
Ineligible projects: Travel and accommodation, construction and repair of buildings,
maintenance of memorials and their surrounds, memorials to individuals, memorials located
overseas, documentaries, CDs and videos. See website for more ineligible projects.
Contact: Phone 133 254 for your local DVA State Office


EVENTS QUEENSLAND – REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (EQRDP)
http://www.queenslandevents.com.au/regional
Funds available: Funding requested cannot be greater than 25% of the total event budget.
It is generally expected that the maximum funding will be in the vicinity of $25,000 - $30,000.
Closes:
Round 22 – 17 February 2012 for projects held from 1 July 2012 up to 31 December 2013.
Round 23 – 3 August 2012 for projects held from 1 July 2013 to 31 December 2014.
Purpose: This Program supports the development and growth of regional events, focusing on
events that will: increase local economic activity and development; enhance the profile and
appeal of the destination in which they are held; attract external visitation; and demonstrate
future growth and sustainability.
Eligible applicants: Formally constituted organisations or any group that has a written
agreement with a formally constituted organisation to provide an auspice. QERDP will accept
an umbrella application from organisations on behalf of a number of events seeking support.
Eligible activities: The employment of personnel to further develop and/or market the event,
operational costs where it can be demonstrated that the funding will contribute to improving
the visitor experience or improved access and long term development of the event, strategic
marketing campaigns to increase awareness and visitation, methods to address long-term
development of the event. Events must have been held at least once or, if in the concept
stage, be at an advanced stage of development with demonstrated community support.
Organisations intending to bring a one-off event to their region may also apply, with funding
awarded once the event is secured.
Ineligible activities: Insurance, capital or equipment costs, prize money, appearance fees,
sanctioning fees, and entertainment. Any event that takes place within the City of Brisbane
local authority area.
Contact: Phone: 1300 881 255 Email: regionalevents@eventsqld.com.au Address: PO Box
1983, Townsville QLD 4810


FOUNDATION FOR RURAL AND REGIONAL RENEWAL – NATIONAL NATURAL
DISASTER RECOVERY COMMUNITY GRANTS PROGRAM
http://www.frrr.org.au/cb_pages/disaster_recovery_program.php
Closes: Check provider’s website for updates
Purpose: To help community groups, clubs and volunteer organisations
Eligible applicants: Community groups, clubs and volunteer organisations
Contact: Phone: 03 5430 2399 or 1800 170 020




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GAMBLING COMMUNITY BENEFIT FUND (GCBF)
http://www.olgr.qld.gov.au/grants/gcbf/index.shtml
Funds available: Up to $35,000. Grants of more than $35,000 are considered for more
complex projects that have significant community benefit.
Closes: 28 February, 31 May, 31 August, and 30 November 2012
Purpose: Grants are allocated to approved not-for-profit organisations to help them provide
community services or activities that benefit the community.
Eligible applicants: Applications must be from Queensland-based organisations. The majority
of Queensland not-for-profit community organisations are eligible to apply for a grant, either in
their own right (if incorporated) or through a sponsor (if not incorporated).
Eligible projects: Purchasing new or second hand equipment/items; community events and
activities; community and organisational development including research projects, fundraising
initiatives, volunteer support, organisational review and development and access and equity
projects; motor vehicle purchase costs; facility improvements; uniforms; and, conference,
training and workshop costs. Larger more complex projects may also be eligible.
Contact: Phone: 07 3247 4284 or 1800 633 619 Email: cbf@treasury.qld.gov.au


GRANTS TO VOLUNTARY ENVIRONMENT AND HERITAGE ORGANISATIONS (GVEHO)
http://www.environment.gov.au/about/programs/gveho
Funds available: Up to $10,000 per year over the three year funding period.
Closes: Check provider’s website for 2012 dates.
Purpose & eligible projects: The purpose of the grant is to assist eligible community based
environment and heritage organisations to value, conserve and protect Australia’s natural
environment and historic heritage by assisting with their administrative costs including:
 Salaries and salary on-costs for executive and administrative staff;
 Office accommodation rental;
 Electricity, gas, phone and other utilities;
 Essential office supplies and equipment;
 Staff and volunteer training;
 Photocopying and printing costs; and,
 Travel costs incurred on behalf of the organisation.
Consideration will also be given to providing funds to cover the cost of small office and non-
office capital items such as computers, video cameras, trailers and specialised equipment to
assist delivering activities of the organisation where there is significant and long-term public
benefit in the purchase.
Eligible applicants: Historic heritage organizations must have their own constitution, and be
incorporated under law as an incorporated entity such as an association, company or
cooperative society, or be a trust duly constituted; have the protection of Australia’s historic
heritage as its principal objective; undertake activities to do with the conservation, promotion
and protection of Australia’s historic heritage.
Contact: Phone: 02 6274 2422 Email: gveho@environment.gov.au

HEALING FOUNDATION
http://www.healingfoundation.org.au/our-work/training-and-education
Closes: Check provider’s website for 2012 dates.
Purpose: The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Healing Foundation is an independent
Indigenous organisation with a focus on healing our community.
Established on the first anniversary of the Apology to Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait
Islander peoples it supports and promotes Indigenous healing throughout Australia.
Eligible Projects: The education and training initiative provides resources to Aboriginal and
Torres Strait Islander organisations so they can work with community members to further the
discussion on trauma, and enable a healing process to begin.
Contact: Email: info@healingfoundation.org.au Phone: (02) 6124 4400

JUPITERS CASINO COMMUNITY BENEFIT FUND (JCCBF)
http://www.olgr.qld.gov.au/grants/JCCBF/index.shtml
Funds available: Up to $150,000
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Purpose: Provides one-off grants to approved non-profit organisations for projects that will be
of benefit to the community at large.
Eligible applicants: Non-profit incorporated organisations within the geographical confines
defined from the Queensland and New South Wales border to the northern boundaries of
Boulia, Winton, Barcaldine and Isaac.
Eligible Projects: Capital expenditure/fixed assets; Pilot Projects including staffing;
Community Education/Training; Community Workshops.
Contact: Phone: 07 3247 4284 Email: cbf@treasury.qld.gov.au


LOCAL COUNCILS FUNDING
Local Councils often provide funding for local community arts and culture. Visit the Local
Government Directory maintained by the Department of Local Government, Sport and
Recreation to find contact details for your local council.
http://www.localgovernment.qld.gov.au


MULTICULTURAL AFFAIRS QUEENSLAND – MULTICULTURAL QUEENSLAND
PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM
http://www.multicultural.qld.gov.au/be-involved/grants/multicultural-assistance-program
Funds available: Up to $20, 000 for Iconic Festivals, up to $15,000 for multicultural festivals,
up to $3,000 for cultural celebrations, up to $30,000 for community development projects, up
to $7,000 for small community projects
Closes: Funding applications for projects and events commencing in 2012 are now closed.
Check provider’s website for 2012 closing date for 2013 projects.
Purpose: To provide one-off funding assistance to community organisations, tertiary
institutions, and local government agencies to strengthen multiculturalism and build
community capacity, including improved access to services. The provision of funding will:
 Support celebrations of cultural diversity and the promotion of its benefits to Queensland;
 Promote cohesion and harmony within Queensland’s culturally diverse society;
 Provide opportunities for Queenslanders to participate in a broad range of cultural
    activities;
 Strengthen the capacity of Queenslanders from culturally and linguistically diverse
    backgrounds to access services and participate more actively in various types of activities
    within the wider community.
Eligible applicants: Not-for-profit incorporated organisations or unincorporated organisations
auspiced by an incorporated group.
Eligible projects: Major multicultural festivals, cultural celebrations, community relations and
intervention/capacity building projects, and small community projects.
Ineligible projects: Capital equipment; performers’ equipment; capital works; travel costs
(exceptions may be considered for travel within Queensland); ongoing fees; catering; ongoing
programs; non-essential costs; retrospective costs; commercial purposes; fundraising events.
Contact: Phone: 13 74 68 Email: MAQcommunities@communities.qld.gov.au Address: GPO
Box 806, Brisbane QLD 4001


MUSEUM & GALLERY SERVICES QLD – MUSEUM AND GALLERY STANDARDS PROGRAM
GRANT
Financially supported by Museums Australia Queensland
http://www.magsq.com.au/01_cms/details.asp?ID=673
Funding Available: Up to $5,000.
Closes: 1 July 2012
Purpose: To assist public museums and galleries to undertake strategic projects or new
initiatives that builds on outcomes from M&GSQ’s Standards Program.
Eligible applicants: Open to participants in M&GSQ Standards Program 2005-2011.
     The organisation must be a member of Museums Australia. (Individual memberships will
       not automatically meet this eligibility criteria without case by case negotiation with
       Museums Australia Qld)
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    The organisation must have a forward plan (an action plan for the future developed from
      the Standards Program is essential and an additional strategic or business plan is
      desirable).
    The organisation must make a contribution to the initiative (this may be in-kind eg
      volunteer labour. Advice on how to cost volunteer labour will be provided by M&GSQ in
      the preparation of your grant).
Eligible Projects:
These might include but are not limited to:
    Collection assessments - working with a consultant to identify the themes and
      significance of the whole collection or parts of a collection
    Museum interpretation - working with a consultant to develop an interpretation plan
    Museum planning - working with a consultant to develop an updated strategic plan
    Preservation needs assessment and conservation - working with a consultant to
      undertake a preservation needs assessment on the museum’ collection and/or to
      implement recommendations arising from the preservation needs assessment
    Education and public programs - working with a consultant to develop interpretive
      programs for target audiences
    Exhibition and display development - working with a consultant to develop interpretive
      displays to tell their significant stories.
Ineligible projects: Office equipment including desks, chairs, computers or printers; Capital
Works; Relocating Buildings
Contact: Museum & Gallery Services Queensland Phone: 07 3215 0820 Email:
ann.baillie@magsq.com.au


MUSEUM AND GALLERY SERVICES QLD – MENTORSHIP, EXCHANGE AND FELLOWSHIP
PROGRAM
http://www.magsq.com.au/01_cms/details.asp?ID=761
Funding Available: $3,000 to $6,000 (check provider’s website for details)
Closes: 2012 round is closed. Check provider’s website for updates.
Purpose: Mentorship, Exchange and Fellowship Program for paid staff and volunteers working
in regional Queensland museums and galleries in 2012. With the financial support of Arts
Queensland through the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF), M&GSQ offered four types
of programs in 2012:
 Gallery Mentorship and Museum Mentorship
 Staff Exchange | Co-Mentorship
 International Fellowship
 Volunteer Internship
Eligible applicants: Open to Paid staff and volunteers in Queensland museums and galleries
located outside the Brisbane metropolitan area
Contact: Museum & Gallery Services Queensland Phone: 07 3215 0820 Email:
ann.baillie@magsq.com.au


NATIONAL LIBRARY OF AUSTRALIA – COMMUNITY HERITAGE GRANTS
http://www.nla.gov.au/chg
Funding Available: Up to $15,000. Organisations may apply for more than one project
provided the combined value is no more than $15,000 and can be completed in one year.
Closes: Opens 1 March and closes 4 May 2012
Purpose: The Community Heritage Grants (CHG) program aims to identify Australian cultural
heritage collections that are publicly accessible, locally held and nationally significant.
Eligible applicants: A not-for-profit, incorporated organisation that owns or manages a
collection of nationally significant material and is accessible to the general public.
Organisations that are encouraged to apply include: archives, art galleries, community groups,
genealogical societies, historical societies, Indigenous groups, migrant community groups,
museums, professional associations, public libraries, and religious groups.
Eligible Projects: Significance assessments of collections; preservation needs assessments of
collections; purchase of archival quality storage materials; preservation training projects;
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installation of environmental control and monitoring equipment; copying of material once
originals have been preserved; and, cataloguing or collection management software.
Ineligible projects: In-house salaries and volunteer labour costs, publishing projects,
exhibition research, interpretation and signage, collecting projects, oral histories, memorials
and plaques, interpretive signage or heritage trails, capital works, repairs and improvements
to existing buildings, microfilming of newspapers or magazines, family history research,
activities that are in progress or have been completed, and private collections.
Contact: Phone: 02 6262 1147 Email: chg@nla.gov.au


NAVA CURATOR MENTORSHIP INITIATIVE
Financially supported by the Sidney Myer Fund
http://www.visualarts.net.au/grants/curator-mentorship-initiative
Funds available: Up to $15,000 (up to $10,000 for the applicant and $5,000 for the partner
organisation).
Closes: 10 April 2012
Purpose: Opportunity for emerging and mid-career curators in the visual arts, craft and
design sector to gain mentored placements within a gallery, art institution or university.
Eligible applicants: Emerging and mid career curators of exhibitions and collections in
Australia.
Eligible projects: Projects should be 3-12 months in duration and start between June 2012
and July 2013. Projects taking place in Australia will be given preference. Examples may
include salary for the curator while developing an exhibition including research and/or writing,
costs of exhibition space, printing, promotional material or developing a website.
Contact: Phone: 02 9368 1900 Email: nava@visualarts.net.au Address: PO Box 60, Potts
Point, NSW 1335


OPTUS CONNECTING COMMMUNITIES GRANTS PROGRAM
http://www.optus.com.au/grantsprogram
Funds available: Up to $5,000
Closes: Check provider’s website for closing dates.
Purpose: On an annual basis, the program provides grants to not-for-profit community
organisations to help reduce social isolation for those in need and reconnect disengaged youth.
Eligible applicants: Australian incorporated organisations that have been endorsed by the
Australian Taxation Office (ATO) as Tax Concession Charities (TCC) and Deductible Gift
Recipients (DGR). Optus employees may also submit an application on behalf of a Not For
Profit community organization.
Eligible projects: Programs that produce positive social outcomes and meeting demonstrable
needs such as:
 New opportunities, skills and confidence;
 Access to education;
 Removal of barriers to empowerment;
 New and strong support networks;
 Connecting disengaged young people to community life; and
 Addressing socially isolated community needs.
Contact: Email connectingcommunities@optus.com.au


QUEENSLAND SMITHSONIAN FELLOWSHIP
http://www.science.qld.gov.au/dsdweb/v4/apps/web/content.cfm?id=13220
Funds available: Max. $30,000
Closes: 9 March 2012
Purpose: The Fellowship Program, aimed at fostering an interchange of knowledge and skills,
is a collaborative project supporting the Government's Smart State Strategy. It provides a
unique opportunity for Queenslanders to undertake research at the world's largest museum
complex and research organisation, the Smithsonian Institution.
Eligible applicants: Applicant must be an Australian citizen or have residency in Australia and
must be employed in a Queensland Government agency or statutory body, a Queensland-
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museums) business or other organisation
Contact: Phone: 07 3234 1632 Email: globalscience@deedi.qld.gov.au


QUEENSLAND WEEK SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM
http://www.qld.gov.au/about/events-awards-honours/events/queensland-week/sponsorship-
program/
Funds available: Up to $10,000
Closes: Funding for events in 2012 has closed. Check providers website for details.
Purpose: Encourage Queenslanders to celebrate Queensland Week in a way that reflects the
unique culture, heritage and aspirations of their own community by hosting events during
Queensland Week.
Contact: Phone: (07) 3405 5215 Email: queenslandweek@premiers.qld.gov.au


REEF HOTEL CASINO COMMUNITY BENEFIT FUND (RHCCBF)
http://www.olgr.qld.gov.au/grants/RHCCBF/index.shtml
Funds available: Up to $15,000. Complex projects may be funded up to $25,000.
Closes: 28 February and 31 August 2012
Purpose: The Fund supports non-profit incorporated organisations that provide facilities or
services to the community at large.
Eligible applicants: Applications must be from Queensland-based not-for-profit community
organisations, located within the geographical jurisdiction from Burke, Carpenteria, Croydon,
Etheridge, Tablelands and Cassowary Coast, including Torres Strait and Thursday Island.
Eligible projects: Applications are restricted to grants for capital expenditure or fixed assets.
Ineligible projects: Recurrent funding, salaries, wages or consultants (or any kind of labour
costs); consumable items; organisations who require the funding to start-up their activities.
Contact: Phone: 07 3247 4284 Freecall (outside Brisbane): 1800 633 619 Email:
cbf@treasury.qld.gov.au Address: Locked Bag 180, CITY EAST QLD 4802


REGIONAL GALLERIES ASSOCIATION OF QUEENSLAND (RGAQ) – PROFESSIONAL
DEVELOPMENT BURSARIES FOR ORGANISATIONAL INITIATIVES
http://rgaq.org.au/bursaries.html
Funds available: Up to $1,500 per organisation. It is expected that the organisation will
make a contribution to the initiative (can be in-kind).
Closes: The first day of every month until funds are expended.
Eligible applicants: Only current members of Regional Galleries Association of Queensland
and their paid staff or volunteers are eligible to apply.
Eligible projects: Grants to assist volunteer-run public galleries/museums to undertake
organisational initiatives. These might include:
 Costs towards improvements in the gallery/museum exhibition program such as touring
  exhibition fees and display improvements.
 An appropriate consultant to work with the institution on skill development in areas such as
  Education and Public Programs; Exhibition Development; or Strategic Planning and Policy
  Development.
 On-site training workshops and seminars in specialist areas such as volunteer recruitment,
  board management and gallery/museum practice.
Contact: Membership Officer, email: membership@magsq.com.au or phone 07 3215 0820


REGIONAL GALLERIES ASSOCIATION OF QUEENSLAND (RGAQ) – PROFESSIONAL
DEVELOPMENT BURSARIES FOR VOLUNTEERS OR PAID STAFF
http://rgaq.org.au/bursaries.html
Funds available: Up to $1,000
Closes: The first day of every month until funds are expended.
Eligible applicants: Only current members of Regional Galleries Association of Queensland
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Eligible projects: Available for individual gallery/museum volunteers or paid staff as
assistance to attend seminars, conferences or courses. Grants can be used towards conference
registration fees, associated workshop fees, travel, accommodation and living expenses during
the period of the conference.
Contact: Membership Officer, email: membership@magsq.com.au or phone 07 3215 0820


SIDNEY MYER FUND & THE MYER FOUNDATION – THE SIDNEY MYER CREATIVE
FELLOWSHIP
http://www.myerfoundation.org.au/programs/overview.cfm?loadref=11
Funds available: Grants of $80,000 per year will be awarded for two years.
Closes: Nominations will re-open in April 2012. Check providers website for closing date.
Eligible applicants: Nominations will be considered for artists and arts managers across the
entire spectrum of the visual and performing arts. Consideration will also be given to arts
managers, as well as thought leaders in the humanities, including literature. Recipients might
include painters, sculptors, curators, dancers, choreographers, playwrights, actors,
dramaturges, producers, musicians, composers, conductors, multi art form practitioners,
writers and thought leaders. Grants will go to those practitioners in the first five to ten years of
their professional practice, or equivalent, and those who have a demonstrated capacity to
develop and extend their practice.
Contact: enquiries@myerfoundation.org.au or phone 03 8672 5555


TELSTRA CONNECTED SENIORS GRANT PROGRAM
http://www.telstraseniors.com.au/apply.aspx
Funds available: Local Community Grants - $1,000 to $5,000- to hold courses in your
community. State and Territory Based Grants - $5,000 to $50,000 - to support educational
activities at multiple locations within the one State or Territory. National Partnership - Over
$50,000 - Eligible National community or not-for-profit organisations may apply for larger
grants to develop longer term partnerships with Telstra. Email Telstra to apply for a National
Partnership grant.
Closes: 17 April 2012
Purpose: To help older Australians learn about new technologies to enable them to confidently
use mobile phones and Internet to keep in contact with family, friends and the world around
them. The program allows organisations to run training courses for their members, introducing
them to new technology in ways which are fun, hands on and solve everyday problems. In
practical terms, this could be as simple as arranging a bridge game via SMS messaging, or
emailing family photos. Grants are comprised of cash to assist with purchasing equipment and
covering running costs. Training materials are also freely available to assist organisers and
trainers run successful courses. As part of the grant application, club members running courses
can elect to be paid for their time or donate that money to their organisation.
Eligible applicants: Local libraries or Not-for-profit community organisations with a member
base of people primarily aged 60 and over, that are legal entities such as an incorporated
body, co-operative or association, with an ABN.
Contact: email: telstraseniors@team.telstra.com or phone 1800 728 766


YOUTH ARTS QUEENSLAND – JUMP – NATIONAL MENTORING PROGRAM FOR YOUNG
AND EMERGING ARTISTS
http://www.jumpmentoring.com.au
Funds available: Nine-month mentorship
Closes: The 2012 round is closed. Check providers website for details.
Purpose: To support the career development of artists aged 18-30, and in the first five years
of their professional practice, by facilitating mentorships with professional artists regarded
highly in their chosen artform.
Eligible applicants: Queensland-based young and emerging producers, curators, arts
administrators and marketers, events and technical coordinators, lighting and sound designers
and other cultural workers of up to 30 years of age.
Contact: Phone: 07 3252 5115 Email: jump@yaq.org.au


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useful resources:
ARTSUPPORT AUSTRALIA
Artsupport Australia is an initiative of the Australia Council for the Arts to grow cultural
philanthropy.Artsupport Australia works closely with government, cultural, corporate, financial
and philanthropic sectors to develop effective strategies for giving. Artsupport Australia
advises the cultural sector on philanthropy, providing expert assistance to staff and board
members; works closely with philanthropists, trusts and foundations, connecting them with
artists and arts organizations; provides guidance to the corporate sector about including the
arts in their giving programs.
Contact: Fiona Maxwell, Queensland Manager, Artsupport Australia
Australia Council for the Arts
Phone: 07 3235 4023, Mobile: 0428 526 596, Fax: 07 3235 4001
Email: f.maxwell@australiacouncil.gov.au
Level 16, 111 George St, Brisbane QLD 4000
GPO Box 1436, Brisbane QLD 4001

AUSTRALIA BUSINESS ARTS FOUNDATION (AbaF)
AbaF promotes private sector arts support, connecting business, the arts, donors and
volunteers through three programs: Partnering, volunteering, and giving. They run workshops
and provide publications aimed at developing skills at securing private funding for the arts
(click on Skills Development).
http://www.abaf.org.au
Contact: Sue Fisher, Director Queensland or Melanie Pitt, Coordinator Queensland
Australian Business Arts Foundation (AbaF)
Level 36, Santos Place 32 Turbot St, Brisbane QLD 4000
C/- Nielson Properties, PO Box 12411, George Street, Brisbane QLD 4003
Phone: 07 3211 5051, Fax: 07 3211 5172, Email: qld@abaf.org.au

AUSTRALIAN DIRECTORY OF PHILANTHROPY
This resource provides an alphabetical listing of more than 350 grant-making organizations
along with information on their purpose, fields of interest, contact details and other details. It
is available for purchase via the Philanthropy Australia website, which also has free online
resources in its Research & Information section. For the most up to date version that is
searchable by key words, a subscription to the Australian Directory of Philanthropy Online
(or Online Directory) is recommended. The cost is $75.00 per annum.
http://www.philanthropy.org.au

AUSTRALIAN TAX OFFICE
The ATO website provides information about Income Tax Exempt Charity (ITEC) and
Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status, along with other tax issues relevant to non-profit
organisations.
http://www.ato.gov.au

EASY GRANTS
The Easy Grants newsletter provided by Our Community delivers monthly information on
current federal, state, philanthropic, corporate and local grants for community organisations.
Subscription fees apply.
http://www.ourcommunity.com.au

GrantsLINK
This Australian Government site provides searchable online resource of Commonwealth grants
for community groups.
http://www.grantslink.gov.au

LOCAL GOVERNMENT DIRECTORY
Visit the Local Government Directory maintained by the Department of Local Government,
Sport and Recreation to find contact details for your local council.
http://www.localgovernment.qld.gov.au/LocalGovernment/Localgovernmentdirectory.aspx




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