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Funding calendar

The following tables list the key dates for Arts Queensland fund programs.

Note: Program opening and closing dates may be updated throughout the year. 

First Nations Commissioning Fund

The First Nations Commission 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.

Important dates for the First Nations Commissioning Fund applications
Funding rounds



Notification expected

Activity start date

Round 3 (single and 2-year projects)

17 April 2023

(12 noon, 5 June 2023)

Week of 21 August 2023

From 4 September 2023

Round 4 (under new guidelines)

29 January 2024

2pm, 11 March 2024

Late May 2024

From 17 June 2024

Round 5 (under new guidelines)

1 July 2024

12 August 2024

Mid October 2024

From 11 November 2024

Round 6 (under new guidelines)

3 February 2023

17 March 2025

Late May 2025

From 23 June 2025

Queensland Arts Showcase Program

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

Important dates for the Queensland Arts Showcase Program applications
Funding rounds



Notification expected

Activity start date

Round 4 (Single and 2-year projects)

28 August 2023

9 October 2023

Mid January 2024

From 29 January 2024

Round 5 (guidelines to be confirmed)

4 March 2024

15 April 2024

Mid July 2024

From 22 July 2024

Round 6 (guidelines to be confirmed)

29 July 2024

9 September 2024

Mid November 2024

From 1 January 2025

Touring Queensland Fund

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

Important dates for the Touring Queensland Fund applications
Funding rounds



Notification expected

Activity start date

Round 3 (Single year and multi-year touring stream)

18 August 2023

2pm, 28 September 2023

Mid December 2023

From 1 January 2024

Round 4 (Single year and multi-year touring)

18 March 2024

29 April 2024

Mid July 2024

From 29 July 2024

      Round 5 (Single year and multi-year touring)

       19 August 2024       30 September 2024        Mid December 2024        From 13 January 2024

Strategic Partnerships Fund

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.

Due to high interest in the Strategic Partnerships Fund, Arts Queensland will pause the fund from 31 July 2023 to consider the current pipeline.

If you are looking to submit an application by 31 July 2023, contact Arts Queensland at 07 3034 4016 or to discuss your proposal and receive an application link.

Outcomes of this round of Strategic Partnerships Fund applications are expected to be advised in September.