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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.

Applicants can be approved for one QASP grant only per financial year.

Objectives

The program:

  • supports creative development, and public or digital presentation
  • creates employment opportunities and/or collaboration between artists and/or government or business
  • extends artists’ and/or organisations’ practice, audiences and markets
  • stimulates sector recovery
  • develops and implements new programs that deliver social benefits and social benefit outcomes.

Funding

Arts Accelerate and Arts Activate

Arts Accelerate and Arts Activate provide up-front, one-off grants of up to $30,000 (sole-funding) and up to $60,000 (co-funding).

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.

Frequency

Round

Opening date

Closing date

Funding announcement

For works/Events commencing

5

16 August 2021

1 October 2021, 4pm

Late November 2021

1 December 2021

6

1 December 2021

28 January 2022, 4pm

Late March 2022

1 April 2022

7

1 April 2022

31 May 2022, 4pm

Late July 2022

1 August 2023

Please note: Arts Advantage is delivered through its own grant round with a slightly different schedule for opening and closing dates.

Funding - Arts Advantage

Arts Advantage provides one-off grants of up to $60,000 (co-funding) for arts and cultural initiatives which provide social benefits and social benefit outcomes to Queenslanders across a variety of community sectors including but not limited to health, justice, aged care, disability, LGBTQIA+, First Nations, culturally diverse, education and early childhood.

Funding for quality arts-led projects and programs which have positive impact on people, places and communities in Queensland that will:

  • create employment opportunities (for artists/ arts workers and/or participants)
  • develop and implement new programs that deliver social benefits and social benefit outcomes
  • foster collaboration and/or partnerships with government, business (particularly small-to-medium enterprises and social benefit suppliers) and not-for-profit agencies.

Frequency

The opening and closing dates for Arts Advantage 2021–2022 Rounds.

Round

Opening date

Closing date

Funding announcement

For activities commencing

5

16 August 2021

29 October 2021, 4pm

December 2021

From December 2021

6

1 December 2021

25 February 2022, 4pm

April 2022

From April 2022

7

1 April 2022

31 May 2022, 4pm

Late July 2022

From August 2023

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 investment@arts.qld.gov.au.

  • 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