The RISE Fund is supporting the arts and entertainment sector to reactivate. The program has targetted funding towards the arts and entertainment sector organisations to assist in the presentation of cultural and creative projects, activities and events to rebuild confidence amongst investors, producers and consumers. Projects that target audiences in outer metropolitan, regional and remote areas were also taken into account, as well as projects that involved tours and use local regional pre-production and production, services and support acts.

How it works

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 closed to new and rescheduled project applications on 5 December 2021.
Funding available
The RISE Fund is providing $200 million over 2020–21 and 2021–22. Funding decisions consider a balance across art forms and types of activity, geographic and community diversity, and generation of jobs.

Program Information

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About The Program

Batch 6 funding recipients were announced on 21 December 2021.

Due to the high volume of applications submitted to this Batch, and the need to provide funding to the sector as soon as possible, applications were assessed in priority order from when projects commence. Applications that identified a project start date of before 1 February 2022 were assessed first.

Applications that identified a project start date of 1 February 2022 or later, and were submitted by the closing date of the program on 5 December 2021, can expect to know the outcome of their application from late January 2022—these will now be included in assessment Batch Seven. The Fund has $20 million remaining to be allocated in this final batch.

If you have any questions please contact the RISE Fund at: RISE@arts.gov.au or call 02 6271 7971.

COVID-19 update

With the COVID-19 (or Coronavirus) pandemic affecting all of Australia's arts and cultural sector, the operations and financial stability of arts organisations have been significantly affected.

The RISE Fund is delivered to support artists and organisations affected by COVID-19 through the delivery and presentation of activities across all art forms to audiences across Australia. Projects that target audiences in outer metropolitan, regional and remote areas will also be taken into account, as well as projects that involve tours and use local regional pre-production and production, services and support acts.

Activities will contribute to the organisation's financial viability, job creation, and support for Australian artists or performers and their work. They will provide experiences to audiences, and/or be of a nature that is likely to be popular with Australian audiences.

Up to date information about COVID-19 and how it relates to the arts sector, can be found on the COVID-19 update page.

If you have any questions or need further information, please email the RISE Fund at: RISE@arts.gov.au or call 02 6271 7971.

Program information

The RISE Fund is investing $200 million over two years as part of the Australian Government's Arts and Cultural Development Program that supports participation in, and access to, Australia's arts and culture through developing and supporting cultural expression.

Funding application period: Applications opened on 31 August 2020 and closed to new and rescheduled project applications on 5 December 2021.

Program documentation

The guidelines include eligibility criteria and information about the application and funding process. The guidelines and frequently asked questions (FAQs) can be accessed at the Australian Government's GrantConnect website.

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The RISE Fund logos are used to acknowledge Australian Government support for activities funded under the Fund.

Contact

Phone: 02 6271 7971
Email: RISE@arts.gov.au