Creative and history grants

Brisbane City Council offers a range of creative and history grants, awards and fellowships for artists, arts workers, creatives, historians, and local organisations.

Visit Creative Brisbane to find out what else Council has on offer to creatives in Brisbane. From artist and producer opportunities to performances, events and more.

Grants and awards currently open

The following Council creative grants are open for application.

""Creative Sparks Grants Program

The Creative Sparks Grants Program is a joint initiative of Brisbane City Council and Queensland Government through Arts Queensland. The program aims to support new projects and initiatives that strengthen the sustainability and capacity of Brisbane's cultural and creative industries. 

Closes: 29 January 2018

""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.

Closes: 29 January 2018

""Innovation Grants Program

The Innovation Grants Program is a Council initiative to support the growth of creative enterprise in Brisbane. Funding is available for advancing the development of a creative enterprise through an innovative product, project, collaboration or business idea. 

Closes: 19 February 2018 

Grants and awards currently closed

The following Council creative and history grants and awards are currently closed 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. 

Closed: 16 October 2017

""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. Check out the winning entries for 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.