The peak body protecting and promoting the Australian visual arts sector

Grants & Funding

Grants can help to secure income for your practice, projects and professional development. Awards, prizes and competitions can offer impressive prizes for the winning entrants. Here you will find information on grants and other funding options to support your work and practice.

In this video, artist Michaela Gleave discusses her top tips for writing grant applications and expanding your art practice.

Applying for Grants


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Writing a grant application can be daunting, especially if you have never written one before. When making an application for funding your aim is to optimise the competitiveness of your application to increase your chance of success.

  • Do you have an idea?
  • Have you done your research?
  • Are you eligible?
  • Do you have all your support material?

NAVA's factsheets and templates below can help guide you in writing a winning grant application.

Grant Opportunities

NAVA Grants


NAVA offers a range of grants, awards and scholarships to support and develop the work of visual and media arts, craft and design practitioners. Our grants can assist with the production, presentation and promotion of work, study costs and travel.

Money for Visual Artists


Check out the national and international listings of the latest grants, prizes, awards and competitions. You can refine your search via region, residency, prize, competition or award to find your perfect match!

Need Help?

Winning Grant Proposals

Winning Grant Proposals will enable participants to develop their skills, address challenges and generate strategies for writing funding applications, artists' statements and curriculum vitae.



Summit Crowd

Crowdfunding involves raising money to fund your project or program from a large group of people usually via a web based platform allowing supporters to engage with the project on a personal level. There are a number of different avenues for crowdfunding, the below guides list some of the different platforms, as well as the advantages, disadvantages, and how to set up a campaign.

Sponsorship & Philanthropy

Arts partnerships


Sponsorship agreements between artists and the commercial sector provide income and in-kind assistance for a wide range of activities and outcomes. Sponsorship is usually reserved for established arts organisations and companies, however, sponsors and donors can also give to small organisation or group of artists. The below guides explain how sponsorship works, how to find a sponsor and how to plan a sponsorship proposal.