Artists' Benevolent Fund

The renewed Artists’ Benevolent Fund hopes to provide modest but useful one-off financial assistance to Australian visual artists in crisis as a result of fire, flood, storm, serious illness, major accident, declared state or national emergencies, or some other unexpected catastrophic experience.

The Fund may receive requests from:

  • Artists whose studios and/or entire bodies of work have been destroyed (e.g. as the result of fire, flood, storm, earthquake)
  • Artists who have suffered a major injury in their studio 
  • Artists suffering illnesses that impact on their ability to maintain their artistic practice 
  • Artists severely impacted in their practice by a declared state or national emergency, such as losing a critical work opportunity as the result of an event or activity cancelled because of COVID-19.

Funding Available: One-off payment of $2,000.

Note: The Artists’ Benevolent Fund relies on donations to ensure that as many artists as possible can be assisted. Pending the capacity of the Fund, the panel may consider larger amounts as appropriate to the need of the beneficiary.

Important dates: Applications are now open, there is no deadline date for submission. 

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All artforms
Grant Type
New work
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