Festivals Australia

Festivals Australia provides arts organisations and individuals with funding for activities which support participation at festivals, community celebrations or innovative arts projects in regional Australia.


The grant is no longer available

What do you get?

Funding varies.

Who is this for?

Arts organisations and individuals.


Festivals Australia provides funding to support high quality arts or cultural heritage projects in regional Australia that participants and audiences can engage with.

Eligible activities can include:

  • a parade
  • performance
  • workshop
  • installation
  • exhibition.

The program supports the presentation of arts and cultural activities that will enable people living in regional or remote Australia to participate in or attend an arts driven experience at a festival, or major one-off community celebration.

Funding will be available through annual or multi-year funding agreements, and will depend on the funds available.

There is no limit to the amount of funding you can apply for. However, you should keep in mind that the program seeks to deliver a diverse range of quality projects in regional areas.

What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible, you must:

  • be an Australian incorporated organisation
  • have an active Australian business number (ABN)
  • be registered for goods and services tax (GST) if required
  • not have any outstanding reports, acquittals or serious breaches relating to any Commonwealth funding.

How do you apply?

You can find out more about eligibility and how to apply at Festivals Australia.

Funding for arts festivals and projects