Grants & Awards

Working for Peace Through the Arts

Grants & Awards

Working for Peace Through the Arts

Photo: Lara Merrington

Grants & Awards

Working for Peace Through the Arts

Grants & Awards

Working for Peace Through the Arts

Photo: True North Arts Ensemble – A Sense of Home

Grants & Awards

Working for Peace Through the Arts

Image: Detail from Tracing My Journeys by Maureen Atkinson (for Bangarla Stories of Resistance)

The Peace Foundation’s work of promoting human rights, social justice, Aboriginal sovereignty and environmental sustainability is put into action through supporting the work of artists and community groups within Australia who challenge and change the world for the better through their art.

Current grants and awards:

Major Grant and Peace Award

An annual grant of $10,000 is awarded to support the creation, development and/or exhibiting or staging of creative work that inspires, motivates and challenges awareness and thinking about human rights, social justice, Aboriginal sovereignty and environmental sustainability. Read more

Major Grant and Peace Award

An annual grant of $10,000 is awarded to support the creation, development and/or exhibiting or staging of creative work that inspires, motivates and challenges awareness and thinking about human rights, social justice, Aboriginal sovereignty and environmental sustainability. Read more

Minor Grants

From time to time the Peace Foundation is able to award minor grants of up to $2,000 each. These small grants can make a big difference. Read more.

Peace Award at the Fringe

The Peace Foundation has been part of the Adelaide Fringe Festival since 2011, offering an annual Peace Foundation Award. The recipient receives a statuette, $1000 and a Peace Foundation Award Winner Crest for promotional use. Read more

Peace Rules

The Peace Rules Showcase presents the work of secondary schools performing arts students responding to the question what can I do to contribute to peace through the arts? Schools are eligible for the major awards of masterclass workshops for their original performance, film or multi-modal work on the theme of Peace Rules. Read more

Adelaide Park Lands Art Award

As part of the Adelaide Park Lands 2020 Art Prize, the Peace Foundation awarded the $1,500 Art Prize for Inspiring Environmental Debate. This award seeks to energise people to think about and advocate for the environment and the Park Lands. Read more

The Peace Foundation SACE Art Award

Selected from work created by Year 12 Visual Arts students, the Peace Foundation SACE Art Award is presented to a creative piece that is moving, inspiring and thought provoking. Read more

Top left:2019 Major Grant recipient – Daz Chandler of Origami Flight with Peace Foundation founder, Leonie Ebert.

Top right: The Governor of South Australia the Hon Hieu Van Le, AC, presents Russell Bryant and Assoc. Prof. Paul Brown with the 2015 Major Grant Award.

Bottom: The 2020 Peace Award at the Adelaide Fringe Festival – presented to Kafka’s Ape.