Grants for Individuals

Opens Closes Notified
IGNITE Grants January 1pm, 8 March 2019 May 2019
CREATE Grants January 1pm, 19 August 2019 October 2019

The Cultural Fund is interested in supporting projects that provide opportunities to individuals in the writing, publishing and visual arts sectors to develop skills and progress their careers.


IGNITE grants support individuals working in the writing, publishing and visual arts sectors to acquire knowledge, to undertake mentorships, internships, residencies, leadership opportunities.

Amount of grant: Up to $5,000


CREATE grants support mid-career and established writers and visual artists to create and develop new work.

Amount of grant: $10,000, $15,000 or $20,000

All applications are assessed by a panel of independent peers from the writing, publishing and visual arts sectors.

For further information, see our Frequently Asked Questions.

Baden Pailthorpe, Clanger (longitude, latitude, velocity), 2018. Still from a 36-channel video installation. Courtesy of the artist and Sullivan+Strumpf, SydneySingapore. The work was created during a Cultural Fund-supported Synapse Artist Residency enabling collaborations between artists and scientists. Baden Pailthorpe was paired with UTS exercise science Professor Aaron Coutts. Baden’s artworks used data from AFL players and the crowd to create a 3D animation.

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