Screenrights Cultural Fund to support Australian and New Zealand Projects and Initiatives

Deadline: 17 May 2019

The Screenright is accepting applications for its Cultural Fund to support Australian and New Zealand projects and initiatives that make a broad positive contribution to industry development.

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The Fund is underpinned by the following qualities:

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  • diversity
  • innovation
  • inspiration
  • collaboration
  • transparency

The focus of the Fund will change periodically to reflect trends and issues in screen content creation.


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The Cultural Fund supports a wide range of activities, from small individual projects and events through to large-scale initiatives. For example:

  • projects that break down barriers to access, and bring the outside world into remote and isolated communities
  • workshops that foster inclusive collaboration
  • services that deliver content to users in innovative ways
  • start-ups that upend existing business models to support the creation, delivery and use of content
  • projects that shape conversations and/or debate in their society

Funding Information

Applicants may apply for any amount of funding up to A$50,000, supported by a budget.

Eligibility Criteria

The Applicant:

  • must be an individual who is a resident of Australia or New Zealand for taxation purposes or a company domiciled in Australia or New Zealand for taxation purposes
  • should have some experience relevant to the proposed project
  • may only be involved in one application per funding round.

If successful, the Applicant:

  • will be the recipient of the Grant funds and be accountable to Screenrights for the expenditure of Grant funds
  • must take responsibility for successfully administering the relationships between all parties throughout the project
  • is not eligible to apply again to subsequent Cultural Fund rounds until their funded project has been acquitted.


The criteria on which applications will be assessed are:

  • the potential of the proposed project to advance Cultural Fund objectives, including its alignment with the Fund’s annual focus and qualities
  • the strength and viability of the proposed project
  • the quality and viability of the presentation and delivery plan
  • the strength and relevance of the experience of the Applicant and any collaborators
  • the likely impact of the project on the career of the Applicant and key collaborators

How to Apply

Applicants can apply online via given website.

Eligible Countries: Australia and New Zealand

For more information, please visit

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