Cultural Activation Seed Grants Program

Cultural Activation Seed Grants Program

Please find the application form hereThis funding round is open from 7 March, closing 4 April 2022

Our Cultural Activation Seed Grants Program is now open and will make funding available to successful eligible applicants including individual artists, arts and cultural groups or arts organisations (for profit or not for profit) proposing projects or programs that will increase access and community participation in arts, culture, and creativity within Camden. 

Camden Council recognises the value of Camden’s creative community and its role in shaping a unique cultural identity and engaging community with participation in the arts. Through a vibrant cultural community, we support improved social connection, wellbeing and liveability, access to diverse high-quality entertainment and cultural experiences in creative and community spaces and the public domain in Camden LGA and create local employment for the creative industries

The program also assists the community to reconnect and rebuild through arts and creativity due to the impact of the COVID pandemic.

Available Grants

Creation of New Work

Up to $3,000 (excl. GST)

To support the professional development of individual artists, art and cultural groups or arts organisations (for profit or not for profit) within the Macarthur Region and assist in the creation and presentation of a new work that can be exhibited, published, presented, or performed locally, interstate or internationally. Applicants are required to demonstrate how this support will be recognized through marketing, such as the use of Camden Council’s logo or mention of support.

Creative Programming

Up to $3,000 (excl. GST)

To provide opportunities for local emerging or established artists, curators, or creatives to develop, establish and deliver new and innovative arts or cultural programs within the Camden LGA. Outcomes of this grant include further professional development of successful applicants, as well as increasing community engagement within the arts.

Rehome Support for Cultural Groups

Up to $2,000 (excl. GST)

Providing grants to assist not for profit cultural groups in securing new spaces for regular engagement, meetings or rehearsals, as a means to re-establish themselves post Covid-19.

Eligibility: 

To be eligible for funding, an applicant must be an individual artist, arts group, or
organisation (for profit or not for profit) that resides or practices within the Camden Local Government Area:

  • Be aged 18 years and over and be an Australia Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Applications will be accepted from a parent or guardian of individuals aged 16 and 18,
  • Applicants must not be receiving alternate funding through Council for this specific project/program, or have outstanding debts with Council
  • The applicant must commit to deliver the proposed project prior to 31st December 2022 within the Camden LGA
  • For profit organisations must make a financial contribution to their project equivalent to 50% of the project value
  • All applicants must be registered as part of Camden Council's Creative Camden Directory https://bit.ly/creativecamdendirectory
  • Applicants applying for new work or creative programming must provide evidence of capacity and samples of creative practice to support their application.

 Information Sessions will be held via zoom for potential applicants. Register your attendance here.

 For further information please email creative@camden.nsw.gov.au