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Archived Grant Opportunity View - GO4286

Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund

Contact Details

Program Officer

(02) 6271 7971



Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts
Close Date & Time:
5-Dec-2021 11:30 pm (ACT Local Time)
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Primary Category:
121003 - Humanities
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Selection Process:
Open Competitive

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The RISE Fund will provide targeted funding assistance to assist in the presentation of cultural and creative projects, activities and events.  Projects that target audiences in outer metropolitan, regional and remote areas will also be taken into account, as well as projects that involve tours and use local regional pre-production and production, services and support acts.

The objectives of the program are to:

•assist companies in the arts and entertainment sector to present activities which have been disrupted by the COVID-19 restrictions

•deliver activities, opportunities and structural adjustments that have been developed in response to the COVID-19 restrictions, including innovative ways to deliver content and productions

•assist events and activities cancelled as a result of COVID-19 restrictions to be rescheduled by funding rescheduling costs

•provide increased employment opportunities, including retention of artists and skilled workers in the arts and entertainment sector and allied industries

•generate increased economic activity in the arts and entertainment sector and allied industries

•help build the longer-term financial sustainability of cultural and creative companies, including increased revenue?earning capacity

•provide creative and cultural experiences to audiences across Australia

The program opened on 31 August 2020 and closes to applications on 31 May 2022 at the latest, subject to allocation of funds. Applications will be accepted at any time between the opening and closing dates for the program, the Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts will be provided with funding assessment recommendations in Batches from time to time. Additional assessment recommendations may be made to the Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts outside of these timeframes only in exceptional circumstances. Batch closing dates will be published at


To be eligible your primary purpose must be the arts and entertainment and you must:

• have an Australian Business Number (ABN)

• be registered for the purposes of GST (if applicable)

• have an account with an Australian financial institution

• comply with all regulatory, industry and legal requirements in relation to copyright, licensing and employment

• be located in any part of Australia

• have a co-contribution towards the activity

and be one of the following entity types:

• incorporated organisations

• a local government or local government-owned entity

• a partnership

• a joint (consortia) application with a lead organisation

• a not-for-profit organisation

• an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Corporation registered under the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006

• a Sole Trader

Individual business units and entities of state or territory governments with an arts or cultural heritage purpose (such as art galleries, museums or performing arts centres) are eligible to submit applications. Commonwealth, state and territory departments are not eligible.

Grant Activity Timeframe:

The closing date for Batch 6 of the RISE Fund is 24 October 2021.

Total Amount Available (AUD):


Estimated Grant Value (AUD):

From $25,000.00 to $2,000,000.00

Instructions for Application Submission:

For further information on how to apply please go to

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Contact Details

Program Officer

(02) 6271 7971