Grants for emerging artists in Western Sydney

Published: 20 Mar 2018

Emerging artists and arts organisations across the Western Sydney region are encouraged to apply for grants between $15,000 and $50,000.


The NSW Government has allocated $1 million to support three programs for emerging artists and arts organisations across Western Sydney.

  1. Making Spaces Initiative
    The fund encourages property owners to partner with arts, screen and cultural organisations to use spaces for the arts, and create vibrant and liveable communities. Funding between $15,000 and $50,000 per application, per site is available.
  2. Strategic Funding Opportunities
    For new projects outside of existing arts programs, funding allows organisations to embed arts in the everyday and increase participation. Up to $50,000 is available per application.
  3. Emerging Organisations Program
    The program supports emerging Western Sydney arts, screen and culture groups in developing sustainable business models and setting them up for long-term success. Up to $50,000 is available per application.

Minister for the Arts Don Harwin said the funding will help drive the arts in Sydney’s west.

Read full eligibility guidelines and find application criteria on the Create NSW website.

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