The federal and state governments are great sources for funding and other arts and culture resources. Here are a few of them.
Arts Queensland manages investment programs that support artists and arts and cultural organisations across Queensland to grow the arts sector and foster a community that values the arts.
Create NSW's Arts and Cultural Funding Program provides funding opportunities for arts and cultural organisations, professional artists and arts/cultural workers across a wide range of art forms and disciplines.
Australia Council for the Arts
The Australia Council for the Arts is the Australian government's arts funding and advisory body. The Australia Council grants program supports a diverse range of artists, organisations, artistic practice and arts activity.
The Copyright Agency
This not-for-profit organisation enables the reuse of copyright-protected words and images in return for fair payment to creators. The Copyright Agency also allocates grants through its Cultural Fund to Australian writers and visual artists.
Creative Partnerships Australia
Creative Partnerships Australia sparks investment in the arts by fostering partnerships between the cultural sector, supporters and investors; and by equipping artists and arts organisations with the fundraising and development skills to succeed. Two of its opportunities are:
International arts residencies
Asialink is Australia's leading centre for the promotion of public understanding of Asia and Australia's role in the region. Asialink is a key provider of information, training and professional networks.
Community grants funding (including arts activities)
Gambling Community Benefit Fund
The community benefit funding program distributes revenue from gaming taxes to various not-for-profit community groups throughout Queensland.
Screen Australia offers funds for the development, production and marketing of Australian screen content, as well as for the development of Australian talent and screen production businesses.
Foundation for Young Australians
The Foundation for Young Australians is all about backing the next generation of young people who are going to rethink the world and create a better future.
Tourism and Events Queensland
Tourism and Events Queensland is a statutory body of the Queensland Government and the state's lead marketing, destination and experience development and major events agency.
The Seed Fund
The Seed Fund is a philanthropic organisation, funded by artists for the Australian music arts community that provides grants and initiatives for emerging artists and managers.
Billy Thorpe Scholarship
Arts Queensland's Billy Thorpe Scholarship is designed to help develop the future of Australian rock and roll. The $10,000 scholarship offers structured support to emerging contemporary musicians or bands.
Carol Lloyd Award
The $15,000 Carol Lloyd Award is presented by Arts Queensland to an emerging female-identifying singer–songwriter, who currently resides in Queensland, to record their own full-length album or record and tour their own EP.
Grant McLennan Fellowship
This $25,000 Arts Queensland international travel fellowship is awarded to Queensland songwriters or songwriting duos.