2020 Resilience Fund: Adapt

What is the 2020 Resilience Fund: Adapt?

The 2020 Resilience Fund: Adapt provides funding to Australian artists, groups and organisations to help them adapt their practice and explore new ways of working during the COVID-19 pandemic.



2020 Resilience Fund: Adapt Grants are available to individuals, groups and organisations to adapt their practice and explore new ways of working. This could include skills and career development, business development, developing artistic practice, exploring new ways of connecting and collaborating inclusively, and increasing your digital capability.

Applications to the Adapt stream that address longer term strategies for sustainable practice and ways of working may be prioritised over short term or immediate measures.

Applications should be considerate of COVID-19 gathering restrictions put in place by state and federal governments.

Your activity should last no longer than two years from the proposed start date.



Funding of up to $10,000 for individuals and groups and up to $20,000 for organisations.


Eligible Projects

Funding is available for individuals, groups and organisations and may be used for:

Skills and career development

  • remote professional mentoring and mentor fees
  • digital residencies
  • coordinator and collaborator fees
  • course fees and online learning

Business and practice development

  • adapting existing practice and operations
  • exploring alternative models and platforms for creation, collaboration, mobility or distribution
  • adviser fees
  • coordinator and collaborator fees
  • other expenses to research and develop new markets and income streams

Developing collaborations and connections

  • knowledge exchange
  • other expenses to explore and develop collaborative networks
  • communities of practice and platforms for community cohesion
  • adviser fees
  • coordinator and collaborator fees

Digital capability

  • expenses to strengthen digital infrastructure
  • accessing appropriate software and advice
  • making content accessible to diverse and underrepresented audiences, artists and arts practitioners
  • adviser fees
  • subscriptions
  • equipment and infrastructure


Eligible Applicants

Individuals, groups and organisations can apply for the 2020 Resilience Fund: Adapt.

Individuals can apply for themselves or on behalf of a group. You must be a practising artist or arts worker, and an Australian citizen or an Australian permanent resident.

Australian organisations that create artistic work or provide a service to the arts sector can apply.



Applications open on an ongoing basis.


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