Northern Beaches creatives can apply for a 2021 Arts & Activity Grant


28 Jun 2021



Written By Staff Writer



If you’re located in or around the Northern Beaches in New South Wales and are looking to fund your next creative project or event, then you’ll be keen to hear about the 2021 Arts & Creativity Grants program.

The 2021 Arts & Creativity Grants program aims to support a diverse range of artistic projects, activities and events, helping to boost growth in the Northern Beaches creative community. If you’re a creative wanting to find funding for any of the following disciplines, then we 100% recommend you check the program out.

  • Temporary artworks in public spaces
  • New work across artforms of music, literature, film, audio, visual art and performance
  • The development of new creative, arts and design-based organisations
  • Face-to-face and/or digital creative programs and initiatives
  • Exhibitions, performances, arts and cultural events, artistic programs and collaborations

According to the Northern Beaches Council Arts & Creativity Grants Program Guidelines, funding will support projects and activities within the three following areas:

  • Individual creative projects cover up to $5,000 and include individual artists and artistic collaborations in the production of new work.
  • Creative community projects cover up to $10,000 and include community arts and cultural development, artist residencies, community workshops/activities, and programs or activities delivered in public spaces.
  • Creative sector innovation projects also cover up to $10,000 and supports individuals and organisations who are wanting to produce new ideas, establish new ventures, or collaborative innovation projects that will help to build the creative sector in the Northern Beaches community.

According to the program guidelines, to be eligible to receive funding, you’ll need to be either an Australian citizen or a permanent resident and be an artist or creative, a small to medium arts creative organisation, or creative business located in the Northern Beaches local government area. But don’t stress if you’re not located in the area, as you can still apply if you can provide a substantial connection to the Northern Beaches or detail how your creative project or event will benefit the community.

Get in quick, applications close 2nd August and funding will be distributed early November if you’re successful. You can find out more information about the 2021 Arts & Creativity Grants program here.

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