Create NSW is the NSW Government’s arts and cultural driver. We provide funding and support across regional and metro NSW to help grow the arts for everyone to enjoy.
For more general information on our funding programs see Get funding and support pages.
How the grants work
NSW Grants (Devolved Funding) are smaller funds we provide to organisations working in the arts and cultural sector.
The organisations distribute the funds to groups or individuals to undertake arts and cultural activities in their communities.
How to apply (eligibility)
If you're interested in applying for NSW Small Grants (Devolved Funding), you need to apply directly to the partner organisation (see below).
The organisation will inform you of guidelines, closing dates, application forms and application processes. These vary, depending on the organisation and purpose of the grant.
This funding is guided by our Arts and Cultural Funding Program's 3 major objectives:
- To deliver a dynamic and diverse range of arts and cultural experiences to communities across NSW.
- To contribute to the development of a vibrant and accessible arts and cultural sector.
- To support the employment and development of professional NSW-based artists and arts/cultural workers (including museum workers).
At Create NSW, we work with organisations to offer NSW Grants (Devolved Funding). These include:
- Regional Arts Development Organisations (RADOs), which support arts and culture in regional NSW
- Artform boards and organisations which support specific types of art, such as music, theatre, dance, literature, etc.
- Community organisations supporting arts and culture that benefits diverse communities.
The following list provides more information about partners:
The Country Arts Support Program (CASP) is an annual small grants program funded by Create NSW and managed by Regional Arts Development Organisations (RADOs).
The CASP grants program:
- supports community arts and cultural development in regional NSW
- assists locally determined community arts and cultural activities
- increases opportunities for regionally based groups to access a range of arts programs
- enables communities to explore and express their cultural identities
- brings social and economic benefits to the community through training, employment and promotional opportunities
- leads to greater awareness and appreciation of cultural diversity
- increases the sustainability and resilience of regionally based community arts organisations.
To find out more about opportunities with the CASP program:
Funding distributed and provided by Museums and Galleries NSW includes:
- Small Grants
- Skills Development Grants
- Leg Up Grants (Quick Response)
- Fellowships, Mentorships and Volunteer Placements
- Audience Development Fund
- Volunteer Museum Project Development
Image top right banner: Jackie Okott, Do You See Us?, 2020, photograph, audio. Installation view, Something to Say exhibition. Image courtesy Wagga Wagga Art Gallery. Photograph by Tayla Martin.