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Create NSW is offering three funding programs that aim to build capacity for emerging artists and organisations across Western Sydney. Each program offers up to $50,000 per application. These funds have been allocated as a direct response to ongoing consultation with the sector.

Funding categories:

Making Spaces Initiative

The Western Sydney Making Spaces Initiative will provide funding to support professional artists and arts organisations to create their work in new studios, artists’ residencies and rehearsal spaces in Western Sydney.

Who can apply?

  • Professional artists, creative partnerships, cultural groups and arts organisations based in NSW
  • Community groups, unincorporated entities and non-government organisations based in NSW.

More information and to apply

Emerging Organisations Program

The Western Sydney Emerging Organisations Program provides funding to emerging arts, screen and/or cultural organisations, groups, collectives or partnerships to build their capacity and develop sustainable business, practice and employment models through a tailored program of support.

Who can apply?

  • Arts, screen and/or cultural organisations, groups, collectives and partnerships, based in Western Sydney.
  • Community groups, unincorporated entities and non-government organisations based in Western Sydney.
  • Grants are open to organisations from all art forms, including dance, design, digital arts, history, Aboriginal arts, literature, music, theatre, screen, curatorial and the visual arts.
  • Applicants must meet the general eligibility requirements detailed in the ACDP guidelines.
  • Aboriginal arts, screen and/or cultural organisations are encouraged to apply.

More information and to apply

Strategic Funding Opportunities

The Western Sydney Strategic Opportunities Fund supports new projects and programs for professional artists and arts, screen and/or cultural organisations that fall outside existing Arts and Screen investment programs.

Who can apply?

  • Professional artists, creative partnerships, cultural groups and arts organisations based in NSW
  • Community groups, unincorporated entities and non-government organisations based in NSW.

More information and to apply

Closing date: 23 April 2018, midnight

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