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. The 2024 total funding pool is $300,000.


“There’s the old maxim that you can’t keep doing the same old things and expect a different outcome, so Screenrights’ Cultural Fund invites creative solutions to the challenges and opportunities faced by the education and screen sectors,” says Chair of the Cultural Fund Committee, Rachel Antony. “Whether it’s issues around AI, sustainability, or access and inclusion, for example, it’s terrific that the Screenrights membership is able to support some of the innovative problem solving we know our communities are continually exploring.”

The Screenrights Cultural Fund supports initiatives that foster the creation and appreciation of screen content in Australia and New Zealand. Individuals and organisations can apply for grants of up to $50K per project, with a total funding pool of $300,000 available in 2024 (up from $250K in previous years).

To get a good idea of the types of initiatives we fund, you can read about our previous grant recipients here. Now in its seventh year, the Cultural Fund has awarded over $1.3 million to screen industry initiatives since it was established in 2018.

Application Support

In 2022, an Expression of Interest process was introduced to the Cultural Fund grant round to assist less experienced grant writers with their applications. We are continuing this process in 2024 as Application Support, and you can submit your interest here to access independent advice on strengthening your proposal. Requests are open until Friday 22 March, 5pm AEDT, but we recommend submitting as soon as possible to allow maximum time to shape your application following your consultation.

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.

Contact Us


Level 1, 140 Myrtle Street
Chippendale NSW 2008


Phone: +61 2 8038 1300

New Zealand

NZ Freephone: 0800 44 2348


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.