Funding Call for Small Project Grants (Quick Response) 2020

Create NSW
Last date: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Detailed Description

Create NSW has launched a call for applications for the Small Project Grants (Quick Response) 2020.

Small Project Grants support the creation, development and presentation of new work and professional development or promotion for NSW-based professional artists and arts and cultural workers.


The grant aims to:

  • enable professional artists and arts and cultural workers to participate in outstanding time-sensitive opportunities, including those offered via online and other means than in-person contact.
  • build the capacity and skills of professional artists and arts and cultural workers including, but not limited to, online mentoring, development and residency opportunities.
  • support professional artists and arts and cultural workers to develop new projects/work.
  • support professional artists to explore the possibilities of presenting work in ways that is consistent with public health orders.
  • support professional artists to respond to the impacts of the 2019 bushfire season and COVID-19 crises, for local communities, in supportive and creative ways.
  • strengthen the capacity of NSW-based professional artists and arts and cultural workers to become arts and cultural leaders.

Funding Information

You can apply for between $500 and $5000 towards your project.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for a Small Project Grant you need to meet the following two criteria:

Applicant type

You must be an:

  • Australian citizen; or
  • permanent resident; and
  • an individual/group located in NSW.

Project focus

  • Your project must be a clearly defined arts and cultural activity.

Ineligibility Criteria

You are ineligible to apply for a Small Project Grant (Quick Response) if:

  • your activities take place within the three weeks following the date of your submission
  • your project has commenced or already taken place
  • you are already receiving funding from Create NSW for the same project
  • you are applying for filmmaking, screen production, mainstream animation or film festivals
  • your project contravenes advice from the Federal or NSW State Government in relation to public health orders.

Assessment Criteria

You must address the following three assessment criteria:

Project Merit

  • Your application should demonstrate:
  • the artistic rationale for the project
  • the quality and reputation of your previous work

Project Impact

  • Your application should demonstrate:
  • how the activity impacts your career and practice
  • how you intend to present/promote your work in the short-term or long-term future.

Project Viability

  • Your application should demonstrate:
  • effective planning and use of resources
  • realistic and accurate project budget.


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