Cultural Fund

The Screenrights Cultural Fund makes a difference by supporting people with exciting and innovative new initiatives that foster the creation and appreciation of screen content in Australia and New Zealand.

Focus 2021: NEW TEAMS

Screenrights’ 2021 Cultural Fund closed for applications at 5pm AEST, Wednesday 28 April. The successful recipients will be announced in August. The 2021 focus is New Teams.

“Ours is an industry that thrives on collaboration, and we’re all finding new ways of working together in the time of COVID. The 2021 Cultural Fund focus aims to support projects that bring together new teams: collaborations between people and organisations who have not previously worked together,” says Screenrights Board Director and Chair of the Cultural Fund Working Group, Geoffrey Atherden. “We are particularly interested in innovative projects that unearth new and emerging talent to partner with practitioners who bring experience and expertise. Or, a project might assist individuals or groups from communities who face difficulties in accessing mainstream media and pair them with well-connected partners and their networks.”

The Screenrights Cultural Fund supports projects that foster the creation and appreciation of screen content in Australia and New Zealand. Now in its fourth year, the Fund awards up to $50,000 per initiative, with a total funding pool of $250,000 available in 2021. Screenrights awarded three projects in 2018, four projects in 2019, and a record seven projects in 2020.

Find out more about the initiatives supported by the 2020 fund here, the 2019 fund here, and the 2018 fund here.

The Screenrights Cultural Fund is not a development or production fund. For development or production funding opportunities, we suggest checking out your regional screen or arts funding bodies.

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Screenrights acknowledges the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia and recognises their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.