Artist Opportunities


Here are a number of paid creative opportunities currently being offered to artists across many artforms, as a direct response to the loss of work caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.


+ 2020 Resilience Fund: Survive, Adapt, Create
Australia Council for the Arts
Read the media release here
Applications open Friday 3 April

+ Quick Response Grant – RANT Arts
The Regional Arts Fund
Apply now

+ Call for artworks!
Arts Access Australia
Submissions close 16 April 2020

+ Creative Connections Webinar Series
Australia Council for the Arts
Held twice weekly (Wednesday 3-4pm & Friday 11am-12noon)
Register for free here

+ First Nations’ Roundtables: COVID-19
Australia Council for the Arts
Fridays at 2-3pm
Register for free here

+ MOOGAHL LIVE: Bringing the best of Blak arts to a device near you
Moogahlin Performing Arts
Artists can apply here

+ Grants – Cultural Fund
Copyright Council
Apply now

+ Little Lunch – online conversations
Arts Front
Catch up on previous conversations here
Register here


+ HOMEFRONT – funding for Canberra artists
Apply by 17 April 2020


+ HOTA Artist Fund – Rage Against The V(irus)
HOTA (Home of the Arts)
EOIs close Friday 15 May 2020


+ COVID-19 Arts Grants Support
South Australian Government


+ Cultural and Creative Industries stimulus package
Tasmanian Government
For more info, check out the factsheet here
Apply now, various deadlines: 13 April, 4 May, 6 May 2020


+SD Series – Speak Percussion
A new series of collaborative commissions for Victorian independent artists undertaken whilst observing Social Distance.
12 artists will receive $500 each.
Apply now by 14 April 2020

+ Grants for artists and arts organisations affected by COVID-19
City of Melbourne
Apply now

+ FUSE Fund
Darebin Community Grants Program
Apply now by 14 April 2020

+ First Peoples Investment Program
Creative Victoria
Apply now by 15 April 2020

+ Grants open for businesses affected by COVID-19
City of Melbourne
Apply now

+ New Writing Call Out!
Melbourne City of Literature
Writers can apply here until mid-April 2020