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Annual Community Grants Program

Parramatta Artists' Studios - Creative Fellowship Grant

The Annual Community Grants Round will open 6am on the 28th August 2023, Monday and will close 6pm on the 3rd October 2023, Tuesday.


The City of Parramatta Artists; Studios Creative Fellowship Fund aims to support the development of new work and/or the professional development of Parramatta artists and creative workers. One Fellowship is awarded annually. The Fellowship is presented a part of the Parramatta Artists’ Studios is an initiative of the City of Parramatta Council. This category is open to those working in all art forms, including but not limited to music, sculpture, dance, painting, writing/literature, theatre design, film/video, and digital media. Please refer to our Community Grants Guidelines for the definition around Professional Artist and Creative Worker. 


​​​​​Grant Information Sessions

In the lead to our Annual Community Grants Round, the City of Parramatta Council will deliver a short information session for individuals that are interested in applying. Please click on the link below to register:

Category objectives

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  • Provide an opportunity for a professional artist or creative worker to develop their practice in the Parramatta region;
  • Stimulate connection to community and/or explore the identity of Parramatta through the development
    and presentation of new works and/or activities
  • Foster innovation and contribute to the growth of the arts and creative sectors.

Available funding

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$20,000 is available to fund one Creative Fellow.

Program timelines

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This program is open once a year. For our 2024 round, all projects must start after January 1, 2024. Successful recipients in this category are required to:

  • Complete their projects within 12 months of funding.
  • Submit a progress report within 6 months of commencement of project.
  • Submit a final acquittal report due date 30th January 2025 (following year)

Failure to acquit the grant will affect any future funding requests.

How to Apply

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All applications for funding grants are completed online through SmartyGrants.

You only need to register once. If you previously applied via SmartyGrants you can use your existing password and login.

Contact us

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To find out more about funding opportunities, workshops, leadership development, forums, training and more in the Parramatta and Greater Western Sydney area, subscribe to Parramatta e-news.

If you need any further information, please feel free to contact our Community Grants Officer at Alternatively, please call 9806 5110 or 0455 876 255.


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