City of Sydney Grants – Round 1 OPEN - MusicNSW

City of Sydney’s Round 1 grant applications are open as of Wednesday 24 February.

Round 1 will include, among others, the following grant categories:

  • Cultural and Creative Grants - Offering up to $50k for projects and initiatives that provide opportunities for creative participation, enhance creativity in the public domain and strengthen the sustainability and capacity of our cultural and creative industries
  • Festivals and Events Sponsorship (Artform/Village and community) - Offering up to $30k to support festivals and events that celebrate, develop and engage the city’s communities
  • Business Support Grant (Live Music and Performance) - Offering matched funding up to $20k to support capital expenditure investments to introduce or improve live entertainment
  • Business Support Grant (Night time diversification) – Offering up to $30k matched cash funding to support businesses to trial new events, activities and initiatives at night


Applications open Wednesday 24 February 
Applications close Monday 29 March


You can attend one of the briefing sessions to learn about eligibility, expected program outcomes, assessment criteria and the types of activity the sponsorship covers. Register at the links below:

Wednesday 3 March – Grants briefing session
Thursday 4 March – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander grants briefing session
Friday 5 March – English and Mandarin grants briefing session