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.


Screenrights’ 2022 Cultural Fund closed for applications on Friday 15 April. 

“Despite a belief that our industry is always open to fresh talent and new ideas, there are many people who find that there are barriers which prevent them from getting themselves noticed and their stories accepted,” says Screenrights Board Director and Chair of the Cultural Fund Working Group, Geoffrey Atherden. “With the New Opportunities focus, we hope to find some of those people and give them the opportunity they’ve been looking for. They may be creators who haven’t before told their stories through screen media; mentors who aim to give new opportunities to others; or those looking to deliver screen stories in a different and innovative way or to a new audience. This year’s Screenrights Cultural Fund invites applications from individuals and organisations with bold plans for storytellers and their stories.”

The Screenrights Cultural Fund supports projects that foster the creation and appreciation of screen content in Australia and New Zealand. Now in its fifth year, the Fund awards up to $50,000 per initiative, with a total funding pool of $250,000 available in 2022.

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. You can learn more about this year’s funding round from Board Directors Geoffrey Atherden and Rachel Antony via IF Magazine and RNZ’s Standing Room Only.

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Phone: +61 2 8038 1300

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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.