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Do you need funding for a community arts project, event, or professional development?

Community Arts Network (CAN) has grants of up to $15,000 available through the Catalyst Community Arts Fund.

The next round closes at 5pm on Wednesday 30 March, so make sure you get your applications in!


There are three funding categories:

A – Innovate.  (Grants up to $15,000)

Innovate is for community arts projects that demonstrate new and innovative community arts practises, new art forms and new ways of working in a community arts setting.

B – Create. (Grants up to $15,000)

Create is for community arts projects that express local culture and identity.

C – Develop. (Grants up to $10,000)

Develop is a professional development category for community artists and community cultural development workers.


Last year the Catalyst Community Arts Fund supported 26 projects and involved thousands of participants.

The fund has given thousands of people the opportunity to be involved in a diverse range of creative activities that encourage expression of their unique culture and identity.


So, if you have a community project that needs funding, you can check out the guidelines here: Catalyst guidelines

Community Arts Network manages the Catalyst Fund on behalf of the State Government through the Department of Culture and the Arts.

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