Individuals Fund

The Individuals Fund is for individual artists and cultural workers (emerging and established) to participate in transformational professional and career development opportunities.


  • Propel careers to the next level of professionalism
  • Fast track development of talent and leadership
  • Develop new markets and new audiences for new work
  • Offer significant and inspirational opportunities for professional development and to expand industry networks.
  • Digital adaptation for delivery of works
  • Creative developments
  • Small project activities.

Funding available

Up to $7,000 per application, including up to $1,000 for equipment purchases directly related to the creation and delivery of the funded project.

Opening and closing dates

  • Opens: 16 February 2021
  • Closes: 28 March 2021
  • Funding Outcomes: June 2021

How to apply

  1. Read the Individuals Fund documents: guidelines, application form, Terms of Funding, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), and Important Information for Applicants.
  2. Apply online submissions through SmartyGrants is Arts Queensland’s preferred method for receiving application forms and outcome reports for our funding programs.
  3. If circumstances prevent you from providing your application or outcome report in this format please contact an Arts Investment Officer on (07) 3034 4016 or toll free 1800 175 531, or email

More information

For more information please contact an Arts Investment Officer on (07) 3034 4016, 1800 175 531 (toll free), or

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