Small Project Grants (Quick Response) for Individuals

Small Project Grants support the creation, development and presentation of new work and professional development or promotion for NSW-based professional artists and arts and cultural workers. You can apply for between $500 and $5000 towards your project.

The grant aims to:

  • enable professional artists and arts and cultural workers to participate in outstanding time-sensitive opportunities, including those offered via online and other means than in-person contact
  • build the capacity and skills of professional artists and arts and cultural workers including, but not limited to, online mentoring, development and residency opportunities
  • support professional artists and arts and cultural workers to develop new projects/work
  • support professional artists to explore the possibilities of presenting work in ways that is consistent with public health orders
  • support professional artists to respond to the impacts of the 2019 bushfire season and COVID-19 crises, for local communities, in supportive and creative ways
  • strengthen the capacity of NSW-based professional artists and arts and cultural workers to become arts and cultural leaders.

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Touring And Travel Fund

Funding can support domestic and international travel and accommodation costs for: 

    • tours by artists performing new and original contemporary music  
    • performance at significant music industry events by artists performing new and original contemporary music 
    • artist managers representing artists performing new and original contemporary music to attend key music industry events and develop new markets. 

Funding can support up to six people per touring party (eg artists, managers, technical production crew, additional support for people with disability, family or cultural needs). 

Sound NSW may consider supporting travel and accommodation costs for more than six people for larger groups or with additional support needs. Please speak to Sound NSW staff for further advice.

Applications will be considered on a ‘first-in, first-served’ basis, and funds allocated until the budget is exhausted or the round closes, whichever comes first. 

Activity must take place between 1 April 2024 and 30 June 2025.

Key information

    • Status: Open
    • Grant amount: Up to $2,500 per person for domestic activity and up to $7,500 per person for international activity.
    • Application opened: 20 March 2024
    • Application closes: 20 May 2024, 5:00 pm

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Quick Response Grants

Quick Response Grants will now be delivered monthly from February to November and all applications will be competitively assessed at the end of each month, you will not be advised about your grant application until five days after the end of each month. There are also changes to the amount you can apply for under this program. Individuals can apply for up to $3000, organisations can apply for up to $5000. There is no minimum grant amount.  There is a limited amount in this funding pool, so please ensure your budgets are accurate and you are only applying for the amount that you actually need.

The Quick Response Grants will continue to support immediate need that arises where the activity is unable to be planned for or supported in other funding rounds, for example taking up professional development, skills development or small project opportunities at short notice.

Projects must begin 2 – 12 weeks after the closing date of the round you are applying in. Applicants will be advised in writing of the outcome of your application no later than 5 business das from the date the round closes for Quick Response Grants (end of each month from February to November).

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Photo: Chet Faker, The Great Escape 2012 – Pic by Johnny Au.


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