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Playing Queensland Fund (PQF)

This is a preview of the Playing Queensland Fund Application Form form. When you’re ready to apply, click Fill Out Now to begin.

Privacy and Eligibility

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The Playing Queensland Fund (PQF) is no longer suspended due to the impact of COVID-19 and the program is reopened for applications.

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Please read the following to help in completing this form:

You can find the above documents on the Arts Queensland funding website at:

For general advice on writing funding applications visit or download our Funding Application Writing Toolkit at

If you are a Major Performing Arts Organisation (MPAO) applying for:

  • multi-year funding;
  • funding over $150,000 per financial year; or
  • funding that represents more than 35 per cent of your total budget;

please be aware that your application process will involve two stages.

At the first stage, you must submit this application form and required support material along with a strong business case for assessment. If recommended to progress to the second stage of assessment, MPAOs will have the opportunity to present their case to the Arts Touring Panel in a face-to-face meeting for final consideration.

Applications must be received by Arts Queensland at least 12 weeks before your activity start date.


To be eligible for Playing Queensland Fund (PQF) applicants must satisfy a number of eligibility criteria. If you answer No to any of the following questions you MAY be ineligible for PQF funding. If you are unsure if you are eligible for funding you can contact Arts Queensland on 07 3034 4016 and ask to speak to the PQF Arts Investment Officer.

Please refer to the Playing Queensland Fund guidelines for the full list of eligibility criteria.

Do you or your organisation have an Australian Business Number (ABN)? * Required
Are you over 18 years of age or if not has your application been co-signed by your legal guardian? * Required
Have you ever been employed by Arts Queensland? * Required
Current and former employees of Arts Statutory Bodies and the Department of Environment and Science should consult the Important Information for Applicants document before applying.

This section is not applicable because of your response to question: "Have you ever been employed by Arts Queensland?" on page 1

If yes, did your employment cease more than six months before applying? * Required
Are you or your organisation based in Queensland? * Required
Is your activity commencing after 1 January 2021 * Required
Is this application being submitted more than 12 weeks before the funded activity start date? * Required
Do you or your organisation hold current public liability insurance?
Are you requesting less than 100% of the budget? * Required
If you are not requesting 100% answer YES
Can you demonstrate the touring product is from Queensland? * Required
Does your tour include at least two regional Queensland communities in the tour proposal?
Regional Queensland refers to communities outside the Brisbane City Council boundary.
* Required
If applying for a residency only, will the residency take place outside the Brisbane City Council boundary? * Required
Have you satisfied all the eligibility criteria as outlined in the guidelines? * Required

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