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Workshops, grants & mentoring for the arts.

Bright Ideas supports emerging creatives within the University of Sydney community. We welcome all artistic mediums, including music, dance, theatre, photography, fine arts and film. Maybe you are studying one of these fields, or maybe you’re a Law student with a creative side!

Get in touch with us to find out more. This program is still active and operating online.

Online Workshops

Come along to our free online workshops, they are open to all members of the University of Sydney community. Register for the links.

Project Grants

Apply for a creative grant, designed to support early stage projects.


Get 1:1 support for your creative endeavours.

Group Sessions

Stay motivated and share with your peers in our group mentoring sessions


Online Workshops

Bright Ideas workshops have been specifically designed for creatives.
They are currently held online over Zoom, and a link will be sent out to those who register by clicking on the dates below.

Our sessions teach artists, performers and producers the fundamentals of project planning, funding, marketing and business. By getting these things in order, you can reduce your load and invest more time into your art. They are also a great opportunity to collaborate and meet other members of the arts community.

thought bubble

Where to begin when producing your first project.

Tuesday 3 March 2pm +
Welcome Party 3.30pm

Wednesday 18 March 12pm

Monday 20 April 12pm

Tuesday 28 April 12pm

piggy bank

Navigate fundraising, sales and grant applications.

Tuesday 10 March 2pm

RESCHEDULED: Tuesday 7 April 2pm

Thursday 30 April 2pm

an Audience

Learn how to grow your community and engage people.

Thursday 26 Mar 12pm

Tuesday 5 May 12pm

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your basics

Sort out your business basics: all the stuff you need to know.

Thursday 7 May 2pm

Tuesday 12 May 12pm

Project Grants

Applications are now open and close 2 April 2020

Bright Ideas runs grant applications twice a year to support creative projects by University of Sydney Union members. Grants form part of a wider program that also provides 1:1 mentoring and group sessions. You don’t have to wait until March, register your interest now or join our mailing list below for important updates!

What do we look for in an application?


If you need someone to talk over your plans with, we’re here to help. Those who have been approved for grants will have access to regular meetings where they can seek advice on everything from project and event management to marketing and business basics.

One-off sessions are available to all USU members (subject to availability) and can be arranged by email.

For more information on Bright Ideas supported projects, see Grants.

Group Sessions

We run group mentoring sessions for Bright Ideas grant recipients so you and your peers can set milestones, discuss your progress, challenges and motivate one another.

For more information on Bright Ideas supported projects, see Grants.

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Bright Ideas
Level 4, Wentworth Building G01
University of Sydney
Entrance via 2 Butlin Avenue
(02) 9563 6000
Open 9am – 5pm Weekdays

You can use the INCUBATE contact form to send us an email, just mention you are enquiring about Bright Ideas.