Arts Queensland

Queensland Arts Showcase Program (QASP)

The Queensland Arts Showcase Program (QASP) supports vibrant and accessible arts and cultural experiences for Queensland by individuals, organisations or collectives. The QASP program is delivered through three streams Arts Accelerate, Arts Activate and Arts Advantage.


The program invests in:

  • the development and growth of a vibrant and accessible arts and cultural sector in Queensland
  • strengthening the Queensland arts and cultural sector’s connection with new audiences
  • supporting artistic and non-artistic collaborations to develop innovative and quality arts and cultural experiences
  • strengthening professional development and the creation of employment and training opportunities for Queensland’s small to medium arts and cultural sector.


QASP provides up-front, one-off grants of up to $30,000 (sole-funding) and up to $60,000 (co-funding).

The program is administered across three funding streams:

Arts Accelerate

Funding for new works that:

  • supports the creative development, and public or digital presentation responding to audience demand.
  • create new employment opportunities and/or cultivate new and emerging talent
  • extend artists’ and/or organisations’ practice, audiences and markets
  • stimulate sector recovery with a focus on demonstrated track record of presenting work in a venue
  • support up to $3,000 for equipment purchases which directly relates to the creation and delivery.

Arts Activate

Funding for diverse arts and cultural initiatives in Queensland that:

  • create employment opportunities and/or collaboration between artists
  • supports vibrant and diverse range of original arts and cultural experiences for Queensland communities
  • contribute to the activation of community and cultural infrastructure, including digital infrastructure
  • support up to $3,000 for equipment purchases which directly relates to the creation and delivery.

Arts Advantage

Funding for arts-led projects which provide social benefits to Queenslanders across community sectors including health, youth justice, aged care, disability, education and early childhood that:

  • create new employment opportunities
  • develop and implement new programs that deliver social benefit outcomes to communities
  • collaborate with government, business and not-for-profit agencies
  • support up to $3 000 for equipment purchases directly related to the creation and delivery of the funded project.

How to apply

  1. Read the Queensland Arts Showcase Program documents: guidelines, application form, frequently asked questions (FAQs) and important information for applicants.
  2. Apply online.
Applications close
01 Jan 2021
Amount Upon Application
All artforms
Grant Type
New work
Presentation & Promotion
Applicant Type
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