Small Project Grants

NSW Government

Relevent Country: Australia

The NSW Government is seeking applications for its Small Project Grants (Quick Response) to 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).

Create NSW is committed to ensuring better practice and ease of access to the Arts & Cultural Funding Program.


Small Project Grants (Quick Response) fun ding 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

Funding Information

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

Funding Restrictions

You cannot apply for the following items if you wish to use funds for:

  • TAFE or University fees and/or related research and development or other formal qualifications
  • Recovering costs of items and materials already purchased
  • Purchasing musical instruments, artworks, equipment, or vehicles
  • Capital works
  • Fundraising, awards, or competition prize money
  • Repayment of loans
  • Filmmaking, screen production, mainstream animation, or film festivals

Eligibility Criteria

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Your project must be urgent or time-sensitive
  • Your project must be delivered within a 3-month period from the application start date.

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


You cannot apply if you:

  • Have submitted three Small Project Grants applications between the period 1 June 2022 and 22 May 2023.
  • You have been successful more than 2 times in Small Project Grants rounds per financial year
  • Have outstanding acquittal/s for previous grants from Arts NSW/Create NSW
  • Have received Create NSW funding for the same stage/phase of projects or for project top ups
  • Do not meet the ABN requirements
  • Funds being used for filmmaking, screen production, mainstream animation, or film festivals
  • Are a current employee of Create NSW (note in addition, Create NSW employees cannot benefit from this funding round)
  • Have been employed by Create NSW within the last 6 months.