Cherish II Funding
First nation funding opportunity

What is on offer?

The Cherish II Fund is in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the disruption experienced by the First Nations arts and cultural sector and community.

Cherish II Fund grants are available to:

  • Protect senior custodians and elders as they are the source of cultural knowledge for cultural and artistic expressions through song, dance, story, images and narrative.
  • Explore and interrogate artistic and creative methodologies and processes to construct innovative models of creating artistic works.
  • Developing creative entrepreneurship through innovative business models to increase the ability of artists and creatives to manage and sustain a career portfolio through the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Support the professional skill development of arts workers to increase capacity and capability in navigating a digital world.
  • Development of partnerships and co-funding to deliver projects of scale.

The Cherish II Fund has four (4) grant streams, they are:

  • Living Libraries: supporting our cultural knowledge and intergenerational collaborations
  • Creative Practice: supporting artistic creative expression
  • Creative Entrepreneur: supporting business models to expand your practice
  • Creative Workforce: supporting our artworkers in a digital world


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Who is the opportunity for?

Cherish II Fund grants are available to First Nations individuals, groups and organisations.

Who is providing the opportunity?

Australian Council for the Arts

What is the closing date or deadline?


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