Individuals Fund

The Individuals Fund is for individual artists and cultural workers (emerging and established) to participate in transformational professional and career development opportunities.


  • Propel careers to the next level of professionalism
  • Fast track development of talent and leadership
  • Develop new markets and new audiences for new work
  • Offer significant and inspirational opportunities for professional development and to expand industry networks.
  • Digital adaptation for delivery of works
  • Creative developments
  • Small project activities.

Funding available

Up to $7,000 per application, including up to $1,000 for equipment purchases directly related to the creation and delivery of the funded project.

Opening and closing dates

Opens: 16 February 2021
Closes: 28 March 2021
Funding Outcomes: June 2021

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The Queensland Arts Showcase Program (QASP) supports vibrant and accessible arts and cultural experiences for Queensland by individuals, organisations or collectives. The QASP program is delivered through three streams Arts Accelerate, Arts Activate and Arts Advantage.


The program invests in:

  • the development and growth of a vibrant and accessible arts and cultural sector in Queensland
  • strengthening the Queensland arts and cultural sector’s connection with new audiences
  • supporting artistic and non-artistic collaborations to develop innovative and quality arts and cultural experiences
  • strengthening professional development and the creation of employment and training opportunities for Queensland’s small to medium arts and cultural sector.


QASP provides up-front, one-off grants of up to $30,000 (sole-funding) and up to $60,000 (co-funding).

The program is administered across three funding streams:

Arts Accelerate

Funding for new works that:

  • supports the creative development, and public or digital presentation responding to audience demand.
  • create new employment opportunities and/or cultivate new and emerging talent
  • extend artists’ and/or organisations’ practice, audiences and markets
  • stimulate sector recovery with a focus on demonstrated track record of presenting work in a venue
  • support up to $3,000 for equipment purchases which directly relates to the creation and delivery.

Arts Activate

Funding for diverse arts and cultural initiatives in Queensland that:

  • create employment opportunities and/or collaboration between artists
  • supports vibrant and diverse range of original arts and cultural experiences for Queensland communities
  • contribute to the activation of community and cultural infrastructure, including digital infrastructure
  • support up to $3,000 for equipment purchases which directly relates to the creation and delivery.

Arts Advantage

Funding for arts-led projects which provide social benefits to Queenslanders across community sectors including health, youth justice, aged care, disability, education and early childhood that:

  • create new employment opportunities
  • develop and implement new programs that deliver social benefit outcomes to communities
  • collaborate with government, business and not-for-profit agencies
  • support up to $3 000 for equipment purchases directly related to the creation and delivery of the funded project.

Applications are currently closed.

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Funding for outstanding arts and cultural organisations

The Organisations Fund 2022 – 2025 is a key part of Queensland Government investment in the arts and cultural sector. The program provides multi-year operational funding to Queensland-based organisations that demonstrate a critical role in the sector and that contribute to Queensland’s cultural profile.

Through this program, Arts Queensland provides the foundational investment that enables key companies across the State to deliver artistic outcomes, employ creative and cultural workers, and engage communities to deliver on the priorities described in Creative Together 2020 -2030.

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Photo: Peking Duk, India 2012 – Pic by Johnny Au.


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