Applying for Funding

    If you would like to apply for funding, please refer to the Funding Programs outlined on this website to identify the type of support which will suit your needs.

    You must read the relevant program information and guidelines before submitting an application. These are specific to each program and outline what you need to do to submit a proposal. Applications will not be considered outside the stated timeframes.

    Please take into account the program submission and notification dates, and allow yourself adequate lead-time for project planning, development and delivery.

    Creative Victoria receives more funding applications than we can support. You should not make any financial commitment on the expectation that you will receive funding. The success of your application ultimately rests on the merits of your proposal against published criteria and in competition with all other applications in the funding round.

    Assistance with Grant Applications

    All funding opportunities are outlined in the Funding Programs section of the website and if you need further assistance, email us at creativevic@ecodev.vic.gov.au. Creative Victoria's public information is available on request in a variety of formats including large print, braille and audio. Services such as TTY and Translating and Interpreting Services are also available.

    If you require disability or language-specific services to present your application to any Creative Victoria program, please contact the relevant program manager as soon as possible.

    Conditions of Funding

    If your funding application is successful you will be required to sign a funding agreement with Creative Victoria. This will outline the conditions associated with your funding.

    At the conclusion of your funded activity you will need to complete an acquittal report, including financial reconciliation, that evaluates the project and accounts for how the funds have been spent. An acquittal report template is provided by Creative Victoria. If you have received funding of $40,000 or more you must include an opinion or certification from an independent auditor to verify the financial reconciliation.

    If you do not satisfactorily acquit your grant you will not be eligible to apply for further Creative Victoria funding in the future.

    Your Legal Responsibilities

    If you apply for a grant you must ensure that the activity that is the focus of your application complies with relevant statutes, regulations, by-laws, mandatory codes and requirements of any Commonwealth, State, Territory or Local Authority.

    It is your responsibility to be aware of laws and protocols that regulate the way you must conduct your work. These laws may include, for example, classification and censorship, Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property, privacy issues, employment law, working with children and laws governing filming in public.

    We strongly recommend that you seek the advice of your agent, legal counsel, or contact the Arts Law Referral Service (Tel: 1800 221 457) for referral to a solicitor. A good starting point may be to consult the Arts Law website.

    Successful applicants are required to sign a funding agreement with Creative Victoria that specifies that grant recipients, in carrying out their funded project or activity, must comply with the laws of the land.