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Grants program for arts and cultural groups opens

May 1, 2024

Arts and cultural groups are invited to apply for a grant under the Section 356 Arts and Cultural Small Grants Program.

Gunnedah Shire Council Manager Economy and Growth Susan Frater said the Section 356 Arts and Cultural Small Grants Program “assists in the delivery of existing and new projects or initiatives that strengthen cultural identity and connection to place”.

“The program has been operating for seven years and in that time has helped progress many exciting initiatives,” Ms Frater said. “Community art and photography exhibitions, cultural activities, shows, performances and festivals are just some of the projects funded in the past. We hope to see some great applications this year that will add to our already vibrant events calendar.”

The funding pool is limited and the level of funding for successful applicants is dependent on the project. Applicants are encouraged to consider applications that enhance local opportunities and experiences in the arts and cultural sector.

Application forms and grant guidelines are available from Council’s website at

Further information is available here, or by contacting Council’s Cultural Precinct Team Leader, Danny Hankinson on 6740 2100 or

The 2024-2025 funding round closes at 5pm on Friday, May 31 2024.

Caption: Arts Gunnedah’s 2024 Arts & Ceramics Exhibition was held with the assistance of a Section 356 Arts and Cultural Small Grants Program grant.


For more information, contact Gunnedah Shire Council’s Communications team on (02) 6740 2100 or