Arts and history grants and awards

Brisbane City Council offers a range of art and history grants, fellowships and awards for artists, art workers, creatives, historians, and local non-profit community groups.

Grants and awards currently open

The following Council grant for arts and history is open for application.

""Brisbane History Grants

Council's Brisbane History Grants program incorporates the Community History Grants and the Lord Mayor's Helen Taylor Research Award for Local History. These initiatives aim to increase the community's access to and appreciation of Brisbane's history and heritage. 

Closes: 16 October 2017

Grants and awards currently closed

The following Council grants and awards for arts and history are currently closed for application.

""Creative Sparks Program

Creative Sparks is a joint initiative of Brisbane City Council and Queensland Government through Arts Queensland. 

Opens: 6 November 2017

""Lord Mayor's Young and Emerging Artists Fellowships

This program supports young and emerging Brisbane artists aged between 17 and 30 to develop their careers.

Opens: 6 November 2017

""Innovation Award

The Innovation Award is for the creative industries to pitch a new idea or an idea in development. There is one Award of $25,000 for a successful pitch of inspiration and innovation in the creative sector. 

Opens: to be confirmed 

""Panel of Peers - Expression of Interest

A panel of peers assesses and provides recommendations to Council on the Creative Sparks and Lord Mayor's Young and Emerging Artists Fellowships. 

Opens: to be confirmed 

""Lord Mayor's Photographic Awards

The Lord Mayor’s Photographic Awards is an opportunity for you to become involved in Brisbane’s cultural life by celebrating images that reflect Brisbane’s creative lifestyle. Voting for the People's Choice Award opens on 27 July 2017.

Register your details

If you would like to be notified about opening dates of the next grant rounds, you can register your contact details online with My Community Directory.

Click the 'join for free' button and follow the prompts. Council will access this data to email community organisations when appropriate grant programs open for application.