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Youth Arts Funding

Search a range of local, national and international funding opportunities.

  • Your Arts Prizes
    Searchable database of over 1000 Australian art prizes, grants, scholarships and residencies.
  • Australian Council for the Arts
    The Australian Council for the Arts is the Australian Government's arts funding and advisory board.
  • Foundation for Young Australians
    The Foundation for Young Australians has a range of grants available including Buzz grants to support young musicians, sound artists and music-related arts workers.
  • JUMP
    JUMP is the Australia Council for the Arts' national mentoring program for young artists, supported by dance, theatre and community partnerships. The current round supports mentorships in theatre, dance, and community arts.
  • City of Melbourne arts grants
    The City of Melbourne has a range of arts grants available including a grant specifically to support artists under the age of 26 (Category Nine: Young Artists). Young artists can apply for the development and presentation of work across all art forms. Projects in this category must result in some form of public presentation.
  • Realise Your Dream - British Council Australia
    Realise Your Dream is a professional development award developed by British Council Australia. The Award offers Australians aged 30 and under on 31 July with skills in the creative industries a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work with British leaders in their respective fields.
  • Under the Radar
    This category in the St Kilda Film Festival provides an opportunity for young film makers to show their work in an internationally recognised film festival.
  • Mary and Lou Senini Student Art Award
    The Mary and Lou Senini Student Art Award was established in 1998 with the intention to provide support to Victorian art students at a tertiary level.
  • Metro Gallery Art Award
    Australia's richest award for visual artists under the age of 35, this is an annual acquisitive art prize run by Metro Gallery. 
  • CCP Colour Factory Award
    Centre for Contemporary Photography and Colour Factory invite all photographic artists in the first eight years of their practice to enter the CCP/Colour Factory Award for an emerging photographic artist
  • Bayside Film Festival
    Secondary and tertiary students across Australia are invited to submit short films for screening throughout the Bayside Film Festival.

Don't forget to check out your local council, there may be other funding opportunities open to you.


Dancers dressed in dark closed standing straight as pins on a stage

Bangarra Dance Theatre


Performance of the Drovers Wife - with the Drover and his wife on stafe in embrace

Youth performance of "The Drovers Wife" - La Mama at the Carlton Courthouse