Supporting employment in the arts and entertainment industry…

The RISE Fund is a $75 million grant opportunity available in 2020–21 to support the arts and entertainment sector to reactivate. This federally funded grant from the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications, targets sector organisations who are seeking to restart, re-imagine or create new activities. The program is intended to assist by providing finance for the presentation of new or re-shaped cultural and creative activities and events.

RISE will support the employment of artists and workers in the arts and entertainment sector, as well as in connected industries such as hospitality, accommodation, transport and freight. This will all contribute to rebuilding Australia’s economy, as well as enhancing community wellbeing and access to cultural experiences across Australia, including in outer metropolitan, regional and remote areas.

The RISE guidelines include eligibility criteria and information about the application and funding process.

The Fund will be open for applications on 31 August 2020 and will remain open until all funds are allocated or until 31 May 2021, whichever is sooner.

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