To support independent artists and small to medium arts, screen and cultural organisations impacted by COVID-19, Create NSW is implementing a number of measures. This includes accommodation assistance, new support for creatives to engage with online platforms, and a suite of initiatives that provide employment and development opportunities, and audience engagement and skill-sharing for arts, screen and cultural organisations and individuals across the State.

Creative Koori Digital Initiative

Supporting NSW First Nation’s arts and cultural organisations to create, develop and present creative practice and programming online and through virtual means. NSW Aboriginal Arts and Cultural organisations can apply for between $500 – $10,000. Go to the Creative Koori Digital Initiative Guidelines.

Digitise Initiative

Supporting NSW arts and cultural organisations to create, develop and present creative practice and programming online and through virtual means. Organisations can apply for between $500 – $10,000. Go to the Digitise Initiative Guidelines.

Health and Wellbeing Initiative

Supporting NSW arts and cultural organisations to work with communities and artists to create, develop and present programming that deliver mental health and wellbeing outcomes. Individuals and organisations can apply for between $500 – $10,000. Go to the Health and Wellbeing Initiative Guidelines.

Regenerate Regional Event Initiative

Supporting organisations to commission the development of arts and cultural events featuring local artists with a particular focus on music and performance. It is only open to arts and cultural organisations based in regional NSW. Regional organisations in areas affected by the recent bushfires are encouraged to apply. Regional organisations can apply for up to $10,000. Go to the Regenerate Regional Event Initiative Guidelines.

Small Project Grants

This quick response grant mechanism offers grants from $500 to $5,000 towards projects. Create NSW’s Small Project Grants have been redefined to address the current situation of social distancing and the cancellation of non-essential travel. Go to the Small Project Grants Guidelines.

Screen NSW Slate Development Fund

NSW production companies and producers can apply for a maximum of $100,000 to develop a slate of three or more projects for TV Drama, Factual, Features and Online. Go to the Screen Slate Development Fund webpage.

Create Connects – webinar series

Create NSW will is producing a range of webinars designed to demystify digital platforms for performances, exhibitions and event presentations, explain digital meeting and information platforms, and help organisations with options to diversify your business and develop new tools to grow during in this challenging new environment. Go to the Create Connects webinar series. Go to the Screen NSW webinar series.

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