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Strategic Opportunities

The Strategic Opportunities Program supports initiatives and events that strengthen NSW’s screen industry.

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Strategic Opportunities

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The Strategic Opportunities Program is a big-picture funding initiative administered by Screen NSW to strengthen the NSW screen industry. This ongoing program supports initiatives and events that demonstrate long-term benefits to the NSW screen industry. Projects and events with high artistic quality, particularly those involving people from underrepresented groups and priority areas, are highly valued in the competitive assessment process.

Key information

  • Funding amount: From $2,000
  • Applications: Open, rolling

Program objectives

The objectives of the Strategic Opportunities Program are to:

  • Build capacity within the industry, organisations and businesses within the sector
  • Support new and sustainable partnerships, particularly between organisations of State significance and practitioners
  • Support audience access strategies for projects and practitioners.

Contact & support

You must discuss your project with us prior to submitting an application.

Screen Industry and Audience team
[email protected]


Selection criteria

Eligible projects and events should generally be completed within one year of being funded. Applications for multi-year projects will be considered on an exceptional basis.

Applications are assessed against the following five criteria.

Assessment process

Award process