Australian Government support
The 2016–17 funding round is now open for applications.
Applications close 1 April 2016
This funding program is designed to offset insurance costs for touring major exhibitions of cultural material. Generally, these exhibitions include works from international collections.
Catalyst is the Australian Government’s new funding program for the arts. It will invest $12 million each year in innovative projects and initiatives from arts and cultural organisations.
Catalyst will assist organisations to forge new creative and financial partnerships and stimulate innovative ways to build participation by Australians in our cultural life. It will enable access to high quality arts experiences in regional communities and international activities that achieve cultural diplomacy objectives.
Projects by, or that involve, small to medium organisations will be given priority. The fund may also support some gallery, library, archive, museum, arts education and infrastructure projects.
Assessments can be made at any time but will be assessed in quarterly cycles.
- Submit before 15 March for activities commencing after 1 July
- Submit before 15 June for activities commencing after 1 October
- Submit before 15 September for activities commencing after 1 January
Catalyst will complement Australia Council, Creative Partnerships Australia and other support programs.
The National Cultural Heritage Account (the Account) ensures that Australian protected objects are kept in Australia, preserved and made accessible to the public by assisting Australian cultural organisations to buy nationally significant objects that they could otherwise not afford.
Each year, $500,000 is made available to Australian cultural organisations eligible to apply for funding from the Account.
Successful Funding from the Account
A range of state and national institutions, as well as regional and non-profit organisations have benefited from the Account, with non-government organisations receiving more than 30 per cent of all funding support.