The COVID-19 Arts Grants support art making, creative development and professional development across all art forms. It will be a condition of funding that independent artists and smaller organisations will be primary financial beneficiaries. The intent of these grants aims to:

  • provide employment for independent artists, and contribute to the sustainability of the small-to-medium sector in uncertain times
  • enable the development of new work in new ways
  • support the exploration of true cross-sector collaboration as resources and knowledge are shared for mutual benefit
  • provide funding to the sector for other areas of greatest need

Outcomes may be:

  • bringing work to audiences in new ways and via different platforms and experiences
  • creative development to have new work ready to go at a later time
  • outcomes that cannot be anticipated at this time
  • support for immediate day-to-day needs

COVID-19 Arts Grants in three categories have now closed: