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Archived Grant Opportunity View - GO5733

Festivals Australia - Round 15

Contact Details

Program Officer

1800 590 577



Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts
Close Date & Time:
5-Oct-2022 11:30 pm (ACT Local Time)
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Internal Reference ID:
Primary Category:
121006 - Performing Arts
Secondary Category:
141000 - Community Development
Publish Date:
ACT, NSW, VIC, SA, WA, QLD, NT, TAS, Administered Territories
Selection Process:
Open Competitive

FO Reference:


Festivals Australia provides funding to support individual art projects at festivals or significant one-off community events, such as a town celebration or opening of a new community resource. Festivals Australia will:

  • provide access to a diverse range of high quality, innovative arts projects that grow audiences at festivals across regional Australia
  • support partnerships and collaboration across the arts sector
  • encourage community participation in arts projects at regional and remote festivals

The program delivers two funding rounds each year usually opening in February and September. The Minister for the Arts (or their delegate) approves funding under the Program Guidelines.


To be eligible for funding, applicants must:

  • be an Australian incorporated organisation*,
  • have an active Australian Business Number (ABN),
  • be registered for the Goods and Services Tax (GST), if required by the Australian Taxation Office, and
  • not have any outstanding reports, acquittals or serious breaches relating to any Commonwealth funding

*Applicants from the Australian external territories, such as Norfolk Island, are eligible to apply.

Unincorporated groups are eligible for funding but must be auspiced by an organisation that meets the above criteria.

Festivals Australia does not fund projects that take place in major cities or metropolitan locations.

Grant Activity Timeframe:

Funding is available for project activities commencing 1 Feb 2023

Total Amount Available (AUD):


Estimated Grant Value (AUD):

From $5,000.00 to $150,000.00

Instructions for Application Submission:

For further information on how to apply please go to

Addenda Available:

Contact Details

Program Officer

1800 590 577