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stART Grant Program



The impacts of COVID-19 have been far-reaching and deeply felt throughout Queensland’s creative sector. Recognising these impacts, and particularly the adverse consequences for independent creatives and artsworkers, Arts Queensland presents its $500,000 stART Grant Program.  The stART Grant Program has been established by Arts Queensland to support Queensland independent creative practitioners including artists, artist collaborators, producers, designers, technicians, freelance and other arts workers impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Eligible creative practitioners can apply for $3000 to support ideation, preparation, planning and collaboration activities focussed on future creative opportunities during COVID recovery phase.


Disbursed and awarded by RASN’s regional Delivery Partners, as well as QMusic, eligible creative practitioners are invited to apply for a $3,000 grant to undertake creative development, manage projects, purchase equipment and otherwise get creating again. 

As the RASN representative for North Queensland, we are one of ten delivery partners administering stART Grants statewide, including:


Ipswich and Logan Access Community Services through BEMAC

Far North Queensland/Cape York JUTE

Central Queensland Crossroads Arts

South East Queensland North Creative Arts Alliance

South West Queensland Empire Theatre

Western Queensland Red Ridge

Brisbane Metro Arts

Gold Coast Placemakers* Gold Coast

Music applications (state-wide) QMusic


Applications are now open, and entries close 22 June 2020

Don't miss your chance to kickstart your creative practice, apply now.


For more information and to apply (North Queensland applicants only), click here.


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