Apply for Queensland Arts Showcase Funding with Collision of Awesome

Queensland Arts Showcase Funding

Posted: 16 January 2023 by Collision of Awesome
Application deadline: 27 February 2023

To ensure Queenslanders’ access to high quality experiences and growing QLD’s cultural reputation, Arts Queensland is offering artists and storytellers a range of funding opportunities to take their art form to new heights and reach CALD audiences,



Single year projects—up to $70,000 for projects and programs for up to 12 months.

Two-year projects—up to $150,000 (open to applications in January 2023) for projects and programs that need a larger and/or longer scale of development of up to two-years and include presentation and/or distribution.

Applicants may only receive 1 QASP grant per calendar year.

Additional funding available

PLUS up to $60,000 towards a full-time industry placement for 12-months (or a pro rata equivalent for part-time) with a focus on arts management and/or arts production.

PLUS up to $10,000 towards fees for Queensland-based composers, musicians or librettists to support the commissioning of new live or recorded music as part of your project.

This funding opportunity is highly competitive application process which needs to address the Assessment Criteria. To ensure you’ve got the best chance to attract funding, a succinct project vision backed with the right team and skill sets to bring the submission together, are important ingredients for success.

Some artists and groups have a dedicated team member to lead the creation, collation and delivery of a well articulated application. We find that collaborating with a grant consultant to bring together your Program’s vision and development of a compelling grant application and written to the highest standard greatly improves the chances of achieving funding success.

It’s important to review the project guidelines and understand how your organisation’s Program plans align with the outcomes expected for successful participants in the current and upcoming funding rounds. So, let’s take a look at the key objectives:

Assessment Criteria

High quality

• Creative idea or concept is innovative and will deliver high quality arts and cultural work

• Professionals involved are highly skilled and well regarded• Includes collaborators and partners who will help create great cultural outcomes

Strong impact

• Creates new employment opportunities and skills development for Queensland artists and artsworkers

• Builds new audiences and markets and reputation for Queensland arts and cultures

• Responds to community needs and helps deliver government priorities including the principles ofthe Cultural Engagement FrameworkSustainable value

• Demonstrates value for money, sound governance, and ethical business practices, including paying amount not less than industry award rates, recommended or agreed minimum rates, andadhering to cultural protocols

• Proposed activity has a strong delivery plan including understanding potential risks and theirmanagement

• Will contribute to the sustainability and growth of Queensland’s arts and cultural sector

Key Dates and Deadlines

Round 1b: closes 27 February 2023, 12pm. Notification from 15 May and Activity start date from 5 June 2023.

Round 2: closes 26 June2023, 12pm. Notification from 21 August and Activity start date from 11 September2023.

How may we help you?
Our team of grant writing specialists has a successful track record in assisting artists, cultural groups and organisations unlock funding opportunities.

Why not enlist a specialist grants consultant to give your Project the best chance of achieving funding success?

Feel free to contact us via the below form with a brief description of your Program and let's explore how we can assist you in the formulation of an award-winning submission.

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