Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund

The RISE fund provides organisations in the arts and entertainment sector with funding to help them deliver activities across all art forms to audiences across Australia.

The grant is no longer available

What you get?

Funding from $25,000 to $2 million.

Who is this for?

Organisations in the arts and entertainment sector.


Funding is available to support cultural and creative events or activities, that without this support would be unlikely to proceed (due to constrained availability of funding to the applicant as a consequence of COVID-19).

Eligible activities and events include, but are not limited to:

  • cultural and creative events or activities, including innovative ways to deliver performances, exhibitions, tours and online delivery
  • cultural and creative programming and promotion
  • festivals
  • purchasing or leasing essential equipment for events, such as sound or lighting equipment
  • development of COVID-safe infrastructure and protocols
  • community outreach activities such as workshops
  • capacity-building activities that link to the objectives and outcomes of the program, supporting support an organisation to build long-term financial sustainability

What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible, your primary purpose must be the arts and entertainment and you must:

  • have an Australian business number (ABN)
  • be registered for goods and services tax (GST)
  • have an account with an Australian institution
  • provide a co-contribution to the activity
  • comply with all regulatory, industry and legal requirements in relation to copyright, licensing and employment

How do you apply?

Find out more about eligibility and how to apply at Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund.

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