On 25 March 2021 the Government announced an additional $125 million in funding for the RISE Fund, available until 31 December 2021.

The RISE Fund is supporting the arts and entertainment sector to reactivate.

The program is targeting funding towards the arts and entertainment sector organisations who are seeking to restart, re-imagine or create new activities

Who can apply?

Organisations with the primary purpose of -the arts and entertainment that can demonstrate that in the absence of this funding, their activity would be substantially less likely to proceed due to a constrained availability of finance as a consequence of COVID-19.

When to apply?

The open competitive grant opportunity opened on 31 August 2020 and will remain open until all funds are allocated. Applications will be accepted at any time

Funding available

The RISE Fund will provide $200 million over 2020–21 and 2021-22. Funding decisions will consider a balance across art forms and types of activity, geographic and community diversity, and generation of jobs.

Revised guidelines will be published on grants.gov.au in the coming weeks, to make it easier for multiple businesses and organisations to access the program to put on a show, including pre-production support; and encourage projects from as low as $25,000.