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Funding opportunities

A suite of new and streamlined arts funding programs are now available to support Creative Together’s action plan, Grow 2022 – 2026. Arts Queensland’s funding initiatives work to drive creative employment, and grow new creative work and events that will activate Queensland communities and showcase uniquely Queensland stories.

Information on this page relates to current open and future funding opportunities. Key dates for current opportunities are outlined in the funding calendar. View information on closed, or previously offered funding programs.

We encourage you to explore your funding options as outlined below.

The following programs are now available

First Nations Arts Business Grants

Closing date: Rolling fund (applications can be submitted at any time)
Amount: up to $10,000
Recipients: View recipients list

First Nations Arts Business Grants focus on strengthening business skills and capacity of First Nations artists, artsworkers and arts and cultural organisations.

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Visual Arts Market Development Fund

Closing date: 2pm, 18 July 2024
Amount: up to $60,000
Recipients: View recipients list

The Visual Arts Market Development Fund is focused on enabling key international opportunities that strengthen exposure, expand markets and revenue potential for Queensland’s visual arts craft and design sector.

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Performing Arts Market Development Fund

Closing date: 2pm, 18 July 2024
Amount: up to $80,000
Recipients: View recipients list

The Performing Arts Market Development Fund will support interstate and overseas opportunities that grow Queensland’s cultural economy, increase exposure, facilitate business and career growth, and expand markets and export revenue potential for Queensland-based musicians, performing artists and organisations.

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First Nations Commissioning Fund

Closing date: 2pm, 12 August 2024
Amount: up to $150,000
Recipients: View recipients list

The First Nations Commissioning Fund is focused on investing in opportunities that share First Nations stories and cultural knowledge and elevate awareness of Queensland’s exceptional First Nations arts and cultural products and experiences.

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Touring Queensland Fund

Closing date: Currently closed
Next round open date: 19 August 2024
Recipients: View recipients list

The Touring Queensland Fund is focused on supporting regional community access to quality arts and cultural events and products.

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Grow Cultural Tourism Fund

Closing date: Currently closed
Recipients: View recipients list

The Grow Cultural Tourism Fund will support the growth of arts and cultural events and programming across the state, build the local arts sector’s capacity, and activate communities to strengthen Queensland's reputation as a cultural tourism destination.

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Strategic Partnerships Fund

Closing date: Currently closed
Recipients: View recipients list

The Strategic Partnerships Fund is focused on leveraging Queensland Government investment into the state’s arts sector through co-investment, partnerships and collaboration, strengthening creative business growth, and creating inclusive, high-quality, creative experiences that will drive positive change for Queenslanders.

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Queensland Arts Showcase Program (QASP)

Closing date: Currently closed
Next round open date: 29 July 2024
Recipients: View recipients list

The Queensland Arts Showcase Program is focused on celebrating Queensland’s artists and stories, ensuring Queenslanders’ access to high quality experiences and growing Queensland’s cultural reputation. 

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