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Individual Grants

The Cultural Fund operates four grant rounds for individuals a year through two streams of funding – the Ignite and Create grants.


The Ignite grants support emerging creators seeking specific skills development, with individual grants of up to $5000 offered to successful applicants.

There are two rounds for Ignite each year. Round one is complete, find out more about our 2017 recipients.

Round two applications closed August 17th, 2017. Successful applicants will be notified approximately eight weeks after the advertised deadline.



These grants have been developed to provide time and financial support for mid-to-late career writers and visual artists to write, research and create.

Individual grants of up to $20,000 will be awarded to successful applicants, with a minimum of $10,000 available per successful applicant.

There are two rounds for Create grants each year. Round two is now open, please read our guidelines to find out more. 


Applications for round two of the Create grants are now closed.

Successful applicants will be notified approximately eight weeks after the advertised deadline.


Please note:

  • Only one round of individual grants are open at a time.
  • Activities for which Ignite funding is sought cannot commence earlier than application deadlines.

For more information, contact our Ignite and Create Manager, Susan Cole

Email Phone +612 9394 7600

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Important Dates

Deadlines for 2017 are:

  • Thursday, 12 October - Create

Only one round of funding is open at a time, the next round of Create Funding will open after the current round of Ignite Funding closes.

We will shortly announce when applications reopen so keep an eye on our website and social media!