Projects Not Supported – Organisations

For 2023 the Cultural Fund has agreed that the following activities will NOT be supported:

Overall projects

  • Aimed at small, niche audiences
  • Which do not connect with, or reach significant audiences
  • Aimed at performing arts, music or dance audiences


  • Production costs
  • Image reproduction costs
  • Book launches
  • Marketing books
  • Payments to freelance editors, proofreaders, and researchers


  • Writers’ fees for art publications, catalogues, art journals, multi-arts journals and magazines
  • Projects where writers are not paid a fee
  • Self-publishing costs
  • Projects which do not benefit writers or the publishing sector
  • Community-run writing programs

Visual arts

  • Projects where visual artists are not paid a fee
  • Projects which do not benefit visual artists or the visual arts sector
  • Prizes and awards for visual artists
  • Community-run visual arts projects including murals

Art Galleries

  • Exhibition costs
  • Publishing art books
  • Exhibition openings
  • Book marketing costs


  • Multi-arts festivals
  • Writers’ festivals and activities aligned to writers’ festivals (the major national writers’ festivals apply by invitation-only)


  • Artist-in-residency programs which do not connect with audiences outside the university


  • Into other languages for overseas publication and audiences

Film (see Screen Australia)

  • Film script development
  • Film festivals
  • Projects aimed at the film industry


  • Research for purely academic audiences
  • Training and professional development for academics
  • Publication of academic work

Digital production

  • Development of apps and other devices
  • Digitisation of back issues, previously published work, or catalogues of works
  • Website development or maintenance costs


  • Business or overhead costs
  • Capital works
  • Catering costs
  • General administrative costs
  • Production costs for theatre, film and other performances
  • Projects which are primarily for the education market
  • Staff costs


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