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Is your ensemble in need of funds for a community project?
The following is a list of upcoming grants that are relevant to the choral community. 
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Australian Cultural Diplomacy Grants Program - closing soon!

Cultural diplomacy plays a vital role in international relations, offering unique opportunities to foster mutual understanding and build relationships.

The key aim of cultural diplomacy is sustained purposeful engagement to promote Australia's cultural and creative industries overseas; to establish networks; and support ongoing collaborations and exchange.

Funding is available for projects that:

  • create a positive and contemporary image of Australia
  • build people-to-people links
  • strengthen engagement
  • enhance markets and develop export opportunities, particularly in the Indo-Pacific region.

Rounds currently open: 2020 Australian Cultural Diplomacy Grants Program: Round 2

Applications close on 16 October 2020

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Regional Arts Fund Recovery Grants available

Apply now for the chance to secure a Recovery Grant through the Regional Arts Fund Recovery Boost support package.

The Recovery Boost support package is designed to foster creative activity and help to renew regional communities in the wake of COVID-19 and the 2019-20 bushfires.

The application dates for these grants depend on where you are located — check below to see which one applies to you:

  • New South Wales — closing 29 October 2020
  • Northern Territory — closing 31 October 2020
  • Queensland — closed 12 October 2020
  • South Australia — closed 12 October 2020
  • Tasmania — closing 31 October 2020
  • Victoria — closing 1 November 2020
  • Western Australia — closing 22 October 2020

The Regional Arts Fund provides around $3.5 million each financial year to support artists in regional Australia, raising the profile of regional and remote artists and supporting creative partnerships and collaboration. It is managed by Regional Arts Australia and organisations in each state and territory.

In 2019-20, the Government provided an additional $10 million to the Regional Arts Fund to support regional and remote communities affected by the economic impacts of COVID-19, in addition to drought and bushfires.

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MATCH Lab applications open!

Calling all independent artists and groups! Applications for Creative Partnerships Australia’s MATCH Lab program opens on 1 October, with up to $5,000 available in matched funding per project.

MATCH Lab is an intensive, hands-on development program that provides artists and groups with the opportunity to build their fundraising and arts business skills, and run a fundraising campaign, with advice and support from Creative Partnerships Australia.

Applications close on Thursday 29 October 2020 

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Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund, Australian Government

The RISE Fund is investing $75 million in 2020-21 as part of the Australian Government’s Arts and Cultural Development Program. The RISE Fund is supporting the arts and entertainment sector to reactivate. The program is targeting funding towards the arts and entertainment sector organisations who are seeking to restart, re-imagine or create new activities. The program is intended to assist by providing finance to assist the presentation of new or re-shaped cultural and creative activities and events. 

Applications close on 31 May 2021

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