Create NSW Small Project Grants (Quick Response)

Date/Deadline: 22 May, 2023

Small Project Grants (Quick Response) support the creation, development and presentation of new work and professional development opportunities for NSW-based professional artists, groups and arts and cultural workers (including museum workers).

You can apply for funding from $500 up to $5000.

Small Project Grants (Quick Response) funding aims to:

  • Enable artists, groups, and arts/cultural workers (including museum workers) to participate in outstanding and relevant time-sensitive opportunities
  • Contribute to the creation, development and/or presentation of new work
  • Improve the capacity of professionals working in NSW to become arts and cultural leaders.

Important: The Small Project Grants Program will be closed from 28 November 2022 to 13 January 2023 due to the office closure at the end of the year. In addition, the Program will close on Monday 22 May 2023 for the end of the 22/23 financial year. Application opening dates for the 2023/24 financial year will be provided once they are confirmed.


1. You must be as an individual or group

  • an Australian citizen or permanent resident and
  • a residence of NSW or have resided in NSW over the last 12 months.

2. Your project must be a clearly defined arts and cultural project.

Examples of types of projects (but are not limited to):

  • Invitation to speak at a forum or performance opportunity nationally/internationally
  • Mentorship or residency opportunity
  • Creative Development of new work
  • Artform Performance opportunity.

3. Your project must be urgent or time-sensitive

  • You must complete your project within 3 months of receiving funding.

Please note: Your project must commence three weeks after the date you submit your application.

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