There are always a number of grants opportunities available from various sources for all types of projects, this is not an exhaustive list. Sometimes you need to think outside the square…

South East Arts staff are available to help artists, arts organisations and community groups to apply for arts related grants and to assist in finding funding. Please contact us if you need assistance or advice.

Please note that South East Arts does not provide funding itself.

Government Funding Sources

Youth Opportunities Grant – Youth NSW

Australia Council 

Create NSW – various opportunities throughout the year including Quick Response grants. NOTE: There will be 2 dates a year when funding is due, early Sept and early March.

Regional Arts NSW – various opportunities including Country Arts Support Program and Quick Response grants

Country Arts Support Program (CASP) The aim of the CASP is to support community arts and cultural development in regional NSW through small grants. As part of your application process you must communicate with your Regional Arts Deveopment Office – that’s us. Give us a call 02 64920711 or email to make an appointment. More info HERE

The Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund (RAF) supports sustainable cultural development in regional and remote Australia and meets the strategic priorities of supporting participation in, and access to, the arts and encouraging greater private sector support for the arts. The Regional Arts Fund is designed to benefit regional and remote arts practitioners, arts workers, audiences and communities. More info HERE


Indigenous Languages & Arts Program

Don’t forget to check out opportunities with your local Shire Councils:

Snowy Monaro Regional Council

Bega Valley Shire Council

Eurobodalla Shire Council


Creative Partnerships Australia

Playing Australia – Regional Performing Arts Touring Fund



Applications for the 2019 Writing NSW Grants program are now open. A total of $27,000 in funding is available to support early career writers, emerging writing organisations, and a writer & scientist working on a joint project. There are grants reserved for applicants in regional NSW. Applications close 28 July more info HERE

Other Sources

Windmill Trust – supporting regional artists

Grants for Visual Artists from NAVA

Sidney Meyer Foundation

Ian Potter Foundation

Dreams for a Better World – community grants

Mumbulla Foundation – Bega Valley

Griffin Theatre