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Arts Queensland Funding

The Queensland Government's approach to investing in arts and culture is outlined in the Arts Queensland Arts and Cultural Investment Framework (DOCX) (1.49 MB).

We encourage you to download the Arts and Cultural Investment Framework (PDF) (704.84 KB), read investment case studies, and explore your funding options below.

Queensland Arts Showcase Program (QASP)

Supporting vibrant and accessible arts and cultural experiences for Queensland by individuals, organisations or collectives. QASP replaced the Projects and Programs (PAP) fund in September 2015.

Find out more about QASP | View previous QASP recipients (XLSX) (22.28 KB)  | View previous PAP recipients (XLSX) (25.93 KB).

Organisations Fund

Supporting outstanding arts and cultural organisations.

Find out more about Organisations Fund | View previous Organisations Fund recipients (XLSX) (17.64 KB).

Arts Leverage Fund

Promoting private sector giving by matching eligible cash sponsorship and philanthropy dollar for dollar, while leveraging government investment in Queensland-based arts and cultural organisations.

Find out more about Arts Leverage Fund | View previous ALF recipients (XLSX) (13.35 KB).

Playing Queensland Fund (PQF)

Supporting the delivery of performing and visual arts projects that are ready to tour and have demonstrated community interest and confirmed demand.

Find out more about PQF | View previous PQF recipients (XLSX) (55.1 KB).

Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF)

Partnering with local government to invest in the local development of quality arts and arts practice for and with regional communities.

Find out more about RADF.

Indigenous Arts Regional Development Fund (IRADF)

Partnering with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to ensure Indigenous communities in regional and remote areas of Queensland have access to arts and cultural services.

Find out more about IRADF | View previous IRADF recipients (XLSX) (17.37 KB).

Creative Sparks

Partnering with Brisbane City Council to support creative projects that enrich Brisbane's communities and develop the professional practice of local artists and cultural workers.

Find out more about Creative Sparks.

Backing Indigenous Arts (BIA)

Building a stronger, more sustainable and ethical Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts industry in Queensland.

Find out more about BIA.

Visual Arts and Crafts Strategy (VACS)

Partnering with the Australia Council for the Arts to increase the viability and vitality of Australia’s contemporary visual arts and craft sector in Queensland.

Find out more about VACS.

Arts Business Innovation Fund (ABIF)

Supporting innovative and transformative arts business ideas.

Find out more about ABIF | View previous ABIF recipients (XLSX) (13.5 KB).

Individuals Fund

Supporting individual artists and cultural workers (emerging and established) to participate in transformational professional and career development opportunities.

Find out more about Individuals Fund | View previous Individuals Fund recipients (XLSX) (22.71 KB).

Fresh Ground Program

Supporting Queensland artists to develop and present new work at all stages of development through the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Art.

Find out more about Fresh Ground.

Billy Thorpe Scholarship

Supporting emerging musicians to establish a professional career.

Find out more about the Billy Thorpe Scholarship.

Grant McLennan Fellowship

Providing an opportunity to travel to New York, London or Berlin to further develop artistic skills in an immersive music culture.

Find out more about the Grant McLennan Fellowship.


Funding partners

Ministry for the Arts

The Australian Government's arts and culture policy body.

Check out the Ministry for the Arts.

Australia Council for the Arts

The Australian Government’s arts funding and advisory body.

Check out the Australia Council for the Arts.

Tourism and Events Queensland (TEQ)

A statutory body of the Queensland Government and the state's marketing, destination and experience development and major events agency.

Check out TEQ.

Tim Fairfax Family Foundation

Supporting rural, regional and remote communities in Queensland and the Northern Territory to address the particular challenges they face due to their geographic location.

Check out the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation.