Legally constituted organisations and incorporated associations may apply for Cultural Fund grants for organisations. Individuals and sole traders are not eligible to apply for these grants and should instead look to our website for Grants for Individuals and Fellowships for funding opportunities.
Applicants may submit one application per funding round provided they have acquitted any overdue or outstanding Cultural Fund grants.
My organisation is based overseas, can I still apply?
Yes, overseas applicants can apply for a Cultural Fund grant.
Overseas applicants are not required to have an ABN (Australian Business Number) so please disregard this part of the application.
Do you accept applications from organisations which are not legally constituted?
No. The Cultural Fund grants are intended for legally constituted organisations.
I am organising a local writers’ festival – am I eligible to apply for funding?
Given the large number of small writers’ festivals in Australia, the Cultural Fund cannot support them all, and instead supports a small number of major writers’ festivals through an invitation-only process. These include Adelaide Writers’ Week, Brisbane Writers’ Festival, Byron Writers’ Festival, Canberra Writers’ Festival, NT Writers’ Festival, Perth Literature and Ideas Weekend, and Sydney Writers’ Festival. This support is specifically earmarked for writers’ fees for a small number of sessions and festivals must pay ASA rates to participating writers.
My organisation is interested in applying for ongoing support for a triennial project. Are we eligible for a Cultural Fund grant?
In most cases, the Cultural Fund’s grants for organisations are for a single project for up to a year; however, in some instances funding for three years may be approved. First time applicants should apply for support for one year only.
Our priority is to ensure writers and creators are paid appropriately and we encourage all applicants to pay industry rates to writers and visual artists. This is a crucial component of your application.
As our funding priorities and grants change regularly please contact the Cultural Fund to discuss a potential proposal before submitting your application.