Applications are now open for the Emerging Artist Grants program, Funding Round 2, 2024.

Grants of up to $15,000 will support emerging artists working across the spectrum of the arts in their pursuit of professional development opportunities.

Funding Round 2, 2024, awards grants for travel/projects commencing after 20 September 2024.

  • Applications open: Tuesday 23 April 2024
  • Applications close: Tuesday 18 June 2024, 5 pm AEST
  • Grants announced: mid-September 2024. 

Find out how to apply, read our FAQs and learn about the experiences of the Trust's grantees.

Who can apply

Individual emerging and early-career artists across Australia, practising in all art forms and disciplines. The Trust supports artists working across traditional art forms and experimental mediums, from visual arts to community radio and design to literature.

  • Grants are only available to Australian citizens or Permanent Residents of Australia.
  • Applicants must be a minimum of 18 years of age when they apply

What we support

Structured professional development and networking opportunities, usually overseas. Such as:

  • Residencies
  • Mentorships
  • Study tours that have a clear skills development focus
  • Masterclasses and private lessons
  • Internships
  • Conferences and workshops

The Trust may also consider supporting postgraduate study focusing on professional development and artistic practice where no equivalent exists in Australia.

Please note that projects for which the sole purpose is an exhibition, performance, or the making of a work (such as a recording or publication) are ineligible.