Queensland Arts Showcase Program (QASP)

The Queensland Arts Showcase Program (QASP) supports vibrant and accessible arts and cultural experiences for Queensland by individuals, organisations or collectives. The QASP program is delivered through three streams Arts Accelerate, Arts Activate and Arts Advantage.


The program invests in:

  • the development and growth of a vibrant and accessible arts and cultural sector in Queensland
  • strengthening the Queensland arts and cultural sector’s connection with new audiences
  • supporting artistic and non-artistic collaborations to develop innovative and quality arts and cultural experiences
  • strengthening professional development and the creation of employment and training opportunities for Queensland’s small to medium arts and cultural sector.


QASP provides up-front, one-off grants of up to $30,000 (sole-funding) and up to $60,000 (co-funding).

The program is administered across three funding streams:

Arts Accelerate

Funding for new works that:

  • supports the creative development, and public or digital presentation responding to audience demand.
  • create new employment opportunities and/or cultivate new and emerging talent
  • extend artists’ and/or organisations’ practice, audiences and markets
  • stimulate sector recovery with a focus on demonstrated track record of presenting work in a venue
  • support up to $3,000 for equipment purchases which directly relates to the creation and delivery.

Arts Activate

Funding for diverse arts and cultural initiatives in Queensland that:

  • create employment opportunities and/or collaboration between artists
  • supports vibrant and diverse range of original arts and cultural experiences for Queensland communities
  • contribute to the activation of community and cultural infrastructure, including digital infrastructure
  • support up to $3,000 for equipment purchases which directly relates to the creation and delivery.

Arts Advantage

Funding for arts-led projects which provide social benefits to Queenslanders across community sectors including health, youth justice, aged care, disability, education and early childhood that:

  • create new employment opportunities
  • develop and implement new programs that deliver social benefit outcomes to communities
  • collaborate with government, business and not-for-profit agencies
  • support up to $3 000 for equipment purchases directly related to the creation and delivery of the funded project.


The opening and closing dates for QASP 2021-2022 Rounds will be available here when they are confirmed.


Opening date

Closing date

Funding announcement


14 July 2020

14 August 2020

September 2020


23 November 2020

20 December 2020

February 2021


15 February 2021

14 March 2021

May 2021


1 May 2021

30 May 2021

July 2021

How to apply

  1. Read the Queensland Arts Showcase Program documents: guidelines, application form, frequently asked questions (FAQs) and important information for applicants.
  2. Apply online.

Data Dictionaries

Data dictionaries provide definitions of measures, calculation methods and counting rules.

Make sure you read the data dictionary for this fund before you start any activities to make sure you collect data in the required way.

More information

Online submission through SmartyGrants is Arts Queensland’s preferred method for receiving application forms and outcome reports for our funding programs.

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

  • View case studies of previous funding recipients.
  • View help in applying.
  • View previous funding recipients.
  • Important information for applicants:
    • Information privacy and right to information
    • Other income
    • Paying award industry rates
    • Who is ineligible
    • Feedback and review of decision
    • Submitting your application
    • Important information for successful applicants
      • Approved grants
      • Variations
      • Tax
      • Intellectual property
      • Acknowledgements
      • Reporting on outcomes
    • Glossary of terms