Community Arts and Cultural Development Grants

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2022-23 Arts and Cultural Development Grant Program

Have you got an arts or cultural project in mind? Does it need financial support to become a reality? If so, Coffs Harbour City Council’s Cultural Services encourage you to apply for this year’s Arts and Cultural Development Grants.

These grants, for projects between $1,000-$7,000, are open now and close at 5pm on Monday, 30 May. 

Coffs Harbour City Council is committed to the vitality of the cultural life of Coffs Harbour and this significant round of grants reinforces that commitment. This grant program supports new and beneficial arts and cultural projects in our communities with a focus on projects that reinforce partnerships and cultural growth. Artist-led initiatives are also important and individual artists can be supported through auspice arrangements or through local organisations. 
This grant program supports new and exciting projects and initiatives that reflect the goals of Council's:

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

Apply for grant

Step 1.Read and understand the guidelines

These guidelines outline important information and criteria required for your application. Please read and understand these guidelines and have all your information ready before beginning your online application. 

If you have any questions regarding these guidelines or the application process we strongly encourage you to attend one of four workshops being held throughout the Coffs region in the coming months.

Download and read the guidelines

Step 2.Attend a workshop

In order to best support the community with their applications the Cultural Services team will be offering four free workshops and information sessions across the Coffs region in March, April and May. These workshops are scheduled for:

  • Thursday 17 March @ Coffs Library from 5.30pm-6.30pm
  • Thursday 31 March @Coramba Community Hall from 10.30am-11.30am
  • Tuesday 5 April @Woolgoolga Library from 5.30pm-6.30pm
  • Tuesday 3 May @Toormina Library from 10.30am-11.30am

These info sessions will allow participants to learn more about the application process but also to find out about other funding streams, share and refine their ideas, and learn from others. It’s a great opportunity to meet with cultural services staff as well as other artists and organisations.

Workshop bookings are encouraged and can be made here:

Workshop Bookings

Step 3.Complete your online application

When you have read and understood the Arts and Cultural Development Grants Funding Guidelines you can begin your online application process.

Apply here

If you have any further questions regarding your application or for further information please contact:

Jane Kreis
Mobile: 0418 108 163