Not-for-profit arts and cultural organisations

The Arts Business Innovation Fund (ABIF, the Fund) addresses the need to support innovation to strengthen income generating and entrepreneurial capacity in Queensland-based not-for-profit arts and cultural businesses.

The Fund is an initiative of the Queensland Government, through Arts Queensland (AQ) and the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation (TFFF), developed in partnership with a consortium of three organisations.

  • Foresters Group (Foresters)
  • Positive Solutions
  • QUT Creative Enterprise Australia

ABIF provides a $1 million investment for not-for-profit arts and cultural organisations. Both the Queensland Government and TFFF have contributed $500,000 to the fund.

Objectives

  • Strengthen not-for-profit arts businesses financially and operationally by responding to innovative business ideas that will achieve an organisation's mission into the future.

For arts organisations, outcomes will include:

  • new and more resilient business models
  • diversification of income streams
  • access to new markets
  • access to new finance and funding streams
  • better capitalisation.

For government and Queensland, outcomes will include:

  • a pool of funds provided by the private sector that can be re-invested 
  • increased value and return on government investment.
Applications close
31 Dec 2018
Amount
Amount Upon Application
Artform
All artforms
Grant Type
New work
Applicant Type
Organisation
Group
Region
National
Website
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Contact
Fiona Hansford
Email
investment@arts.qld.gov.au
Phone
07 3034 4114