Asia and the Pacific: Opportunities




Para Sa Sining: #HomeNotAlone
Description: Financial assistance for artists and cultural professionals in need of immediate support during the pandemic
Eligibility: Performing artists, cultural workers and production crew in the Philippines.

Singapore Unbounded Relief Fund 
Description: Emergency relief grant for writers affected by shutdowns on programming because of COVID-19
Eligibility: Playwrights, screenwriters, songwriters, journalists, and arts reviewers from Singapore or with Singapore Residence


Government of South Australia: COVID-19 Arts Grants Support
Description: The COVID-19 Arts Grants support art making, creative development and professional development across all art forms. It will be a condition of funding that independent artists and smaller organisations will be primary financial beneficiaries
Creative Endeavour Quick Response Grants for Independent Artists & Innovating Practice Quick Response Grant ($5 000 – $10 000 grant) (31 March Deadline)
Expressions of interest for arts organisation collaborative grants ($100 000 grant) (14 April deadline)


HomeFront: Funding for Canberra Artists 
Description: The ACT Government recognises the immediate support needed for Canberra artists who have lost their income and ability to maintain their arts practice as a result of COVID-19
Grant Amount: $10 000
Deadline: 17 April 2020


Our Democracy: Fundraising Campaign for Artistes in India
Description: Help support Rs. 5000 per month for 6 months starting May 2020, for over 100 families of artistes across India affected by COVID-19


HongKong Arts Development Council: Support Scheme for Arts and Culture Sector
Description: Strengthens support towards small and medium-sized arts organisations and arts practitioners whose activities and work were cancelled or impacted
Grant Amount: Varies per grant / subsidy
Deadline: Ongoing



Asia-Europe Foundation Virtual360 Konnect: Emerging Arts Leaders Virtual Residency Series
Description: Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) is inviting proposals for a virtual residency series and online capacity building to support cultural exchange among emerging artists and cultural practitioners across all arts disciplines from Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the Republic of Korea.
Eligibility: Nationals of ASEAN Member State or of the Republic of Korea, must be an arts professional with 2 to 5 years’ experience in the arts sector and excellent in written and fluent spoken English preferably with some experience in writing journalistic style articles.
Deadline: 5 September 2020