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 2022: TBA

Screenrights’ 2022 Cultural Fund will open for applications on Friday 4 February, when the annual focus will also be announced. 

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Focus 2021: NEW TEAMS

Screenrights’ 2021 Cultural Fund closed for applications at 5pm AEST, Wednesday 28 April. The successful recipients were announced on 11 August. The 2021 focus was New Teams.

“This year’s focus on New Teams attracted a strong round of high quality applications out of which seven projects have been approved with a rich diversity of participants and project aims,” said Screenrights Board Director and Cultural Fund Working Group Chair Geoffrey Atherden. “We’re confident that this year’s grants will deliver rewarding and innovative outcomes for audiences and the screen industry in Australia and New Zealand.”

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 and 2021.

Find out more about the initiatives supported by the Fund since it was established in 2018 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.