Creative Victoria

VicArts Grants

The VicArts Grants program invests in the creative endeavours and professional practice of Victoria's artists and smaller arts companies.  It provides one-off support for discrete projects and programs that will develop and bring dynamism to Victoria's arts sector.

The program is open to new ideas, new modes of practice and new approaches to delivery of the arts that will build on Victoria's position as a cultural leader.

Funding available

Applications will be accepted for requests between $5,000 and $60,000.

Solo projects (i.e. one artist working alone) are eligible to apply for up to $20,000.

The program also includes a 2-year funding stream, providing 2 years of continued annual support to a limited number of successful applicants.  To discuss appropriate grant requests please contact program staff.

Who can apply

  • Individuals
  • Organisations including arts, non-arts, community and local government.

The primary focus of the proposed project or program must include:

  • Victorian based individual professional arts practitioners (emerging to established) and/or Victorian-based professional arts ensembles/organisations; and
  • An artistic activity.

Key dates

2020 

Round opens: 23 July 2020 using the Creative Victoria Grants Portal
Round closes: 5pm, 20 August 2020
For activity commencing after 1 January 2021.

Please note:  We understand that the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has created uncertainty regarding future planning, travel and gatherings. When proposing projects for 2021, you should take COVID-safe practices into account and consider contingencies while still feeling free to present your creative ideas. Creative Victoria will be flexible on timelines for the selected projects to ensure they can be realised in line with any public health measures or restrictions of the day.

NB. It takes approximately 12 weeks from the closing dates until funding results are available.

Applications close
20 Aug 2020
Amount
Amount Upon Application
Artform
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander arts
Arts organisation
Design
Experimental arts
Film / TV / Digital
Music
Performing Arts
Public art
Visual arts
Writing & Publishing
Grant Type
Audience development
Community Partnership
Early Career Artists
Festivals
Infrastructure
Major Project
Market development
New work
Presentation & Promotion
Skills development
Youth Arts
Applicant Type
Individual
Organisation
Region
Victoria
Website
Creative Victoria (opens in new window)
Contact
Creative Victoria
Email
chloe.turner@creative.vic.gov.au