Legally constituted organisations and incorporated associations may apply for Cultural Fund grants; however, individuals or 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 already acquitted any outstanding previous 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 you can disregard this part of the application.
Do you accept applications from organisations which are not legally constituted?
The Cultural Fund grants are intended for legally constituted organisations. In some instances, we may allow an auspiced grant, provided you organise for a legally constituted organisation to auspice your grant. This organisation should be a member of the Copyright Agency.
I am organising a local writers’ festival – am I eligible to apply for funding?
As there are a large number of small writers’ festivals held all over Australia, the Cultural Fund is unable to prioritise support for them. Instead we are focusing our support on state writers’ festivals and key national festivals which have a greater audience reach. These festivals support our key industry stakeholders and promote Australian creators.
My organisation is interested in applying for ongoing support for a triennial project. Are we eligible for a Cultural Fund grant?
The Cultural Fund’s grants for organisations can be for a single project for a one year period, or for multiple-year funding of up to three years. However, we don’t support on-going annual programming activities. We do support opportunities for industry partnerships, collaboration and leadership, and organisations are encouraged to discuss their application with the Cultural Fund before applying to learn more about such opportunities.