You must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident to be eligible.
We will support: individual writers, visual artists, and those working in the publishing industry that have had work previously published/exhibited or some experience working in the publishing industry before applying.
Applicants may submit one application per round to the Cultural Fund provided they have already acquitted any overdue Cultural Fund grants.
You can apply for a grant of up to $5000.
One funding round is held every year.
For deadlines, terms and conditions, or to apply click here.
Can I apply for an IGNITE grant to write a paper for an academic journal?
No. IGNITE grants support the creation of creative work and are not intended to support academics with scholarly or academic works that are for an academic audience.
What supporting material do I need to provide?
Documentation that is acceptable as supporting material includes:
- A letter of invitation, or confirmation of acceptance, into a workshop, course, residency or other activity for which you are seeking funding
- Confirmation of your mentorship activities
- A draft program of intended activities
- If applying for a leadership course, information on the proposed course
These files should be submitted as 2-page PDF file, with a 5MB limit per file.
Does the Cultural Fund support travel and accommodation expenses?
We support applications for professional development and career opportunities for creators through our IGNITE Grants, which sometimes require travel and accommodation.