Community Arts and Cultural Development Grants

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Community Arts and Cultural Development Grants

Community Arts Grants

Applications are now open for the 2020-21 Coffs Harbour City Council Arts and Cultural Development Grant Program.

Funding assistance of between $2,000 and $7,000 will be available to support events and projects that reflect the goals of the Creative Coffs Cultural Strategic Plan 2017-2022.

Applications close Sunday 24 May 2020.

Coffs Harbour City Council is committed to the vitality of the arts and cultural life of the Coffs region and appreciates its importance to the social health and economic life of our communities. 

This grant program supports new and exciting projects and initiatives that reflect the goals of Council’s Cultural Policy and the Creative Coffs Cultural Strategic Plan 2017-2022 which forms the foundation of the selection criteria.

For project ideas, please refer to the identified strategies set-out in Council’s Creative Coffs Cultural Strategic Plan 2017-2022.

Priority is given to projects which develop partnerships, skills and have ongoing benefits for the community.

Please Note:

The application must be submitted online. Be prepared.

In preparing your grant application it is strongly advised you refer to the guidelines that explain the application process and how to prepare your information. This includes gathering all electronic documents such as letter of support, certificates of currency for insurance, copy of your financial statements etc. so you can upload them as required.

For further information please contact Cath Fogarty on 02 6648 4904, 0409 876 432 or via email 

Successful 2019/20 grant recipients:

Applicant or AuspiceProject TitleFunding
Coffs Harbour Arts Council
Coffs Indie Voices
Music Unites Souls in Community
Friends of Coffs Harbour Regional GalleryWhite Bluff Art +Science Collaboration Stage 2
Auspicious Arts Projects
Wondering Circus Australia: Workshops & Showcase
Bellingen Readers & Writers Festival
Telling Stories (BRWF Schools Program)
Coffs Harbour City Orchestra
Community Concert Series
Woolgoolga Arts Group
Masterful Art
Sawtell Art Group Inc.
A Class Above

Sector development: $6,550 for co-ordination of development and network events that value and support creative industries and encourage connections, collaboration and partnerships in the arts and cultural sector.