Grants and funding directories for museums and galleries

Working out the best source of funding for your gallery and museum can be an overwhelming task. When applying for grants, it is important to prepare a well-thought out application which meets the selection criteria. The Australia Council recommends applicants develop a relationship with the liason officer to ensure community organisations prepare the best application they can. The National Standards for Australian Museums and Galleries are now available online here at CAN which could be helpful in ensuring your application meets the industry focus.

Fortunately, there are several online directories guiding you to the grants that best suit your needs.

The Federal Government has set up a web page listing the various links to its grants for the arts.

Grants for Museums & Galleries NSW has a similar service offering a directory of funding opportunities for this sector.

Our Community offers a directory listing of funding opportunities, as well as offering advice on how to apply for grants. It also offers advice to institutions on how to support those applying to them for a grant.

AIATSIS – lists the grants available for Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Sarah Rhodes

One Response to “Grants and funding directories for museums and galleries”

  1. Kerri Laidlaw Says:

    Museum & Gallery Service Queensland has compiled a listing of funding and grant opportunities of interest to museums, galleries and other collecting institutions in Queensland. Philanthropic Funding is also included. Funding Opportunities are listed on the M&GSQ website in a database that allows a search under Funding Category – such as capital works, seminars/conferences, etc. This is updated annually. See the M&GSQ website at

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