If you receive a grant from Creative Victoria, 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.

    Go to the acquittal processes or read on for some further information about acquittals.

    What you need to provide

    In general, acquittal reports ask you to provide:

    • a description of your project and how it met your objectives
    • an evaluation of the impact of your project, including things like attendance figures, community impact and artistic outcomes
    • a financial reconciliation, showing your actual finances compared with the budget you submitted to Creative Victoria
    • supporting documentation, including reviews, photos, recordings, dvds, manuscripts etc
    • feedback on the Creative Victoria program.

    Why you are required to acquit

    The information you provide in your acquittal report will:

    • account for your use of public funds, demonstrating that the funding has been used for the purpose for which it was provided and in accordance with your Funding Agreement
    • assist Creative Victoria in assessing how successful funding programs are in meeting the needs of the arts sector and the Victorian community
    • provide you with the opportunity to make suggestions regarding improvements to the funding program.

    Once Creative Victoria has received and accepted your acquittal report, you will have completed all of your obligations under the Funding Agreement.

    If you do not satisfactorily acquit your grant you will not be eligible to apply for further Creative Victoria funding and action may be taken to recover the grant.

    Acquittal requirements

    Use the table below to link to the online Creative Victoria Grants Portal or download the acquittal report template for your funding program. You will need to submit the acquittal report within the timeframe specified in the 'Days to acquit' column.

    All forms are in Word format. Contact your Creative Victoria Contact Officer if you have trouble downloading your template, require an alternate format or your program doesn't appear in the list.

    Programs and Categories - Acquittal

    Days to acquit

    VicArts Grants


    Acquittal is online using the Creative Victoria Grants Portal. For more information download the Creative Victoria Online Acquittal guidance document (DOC, 314.0 KB)

    30

    Arts Development


    Programs (DOC, 269.5 KB) / Projects (DOC, 269.5 KB)

    30

    Asia Engagement


    Acquittal is online using the Creative Victoria Grants Portal. For more information download the Creative Victoria Online Acquittal guidance document (DOC, 314.0 KB)

    30

    Community Partnerships


    Community Partnerships (DOC, 269.5 KB)

    90

    Contemporary and Live Music Development


    Career Building - Standard Acquittal (DOC, 269.5 KB) and Career Building Extra Questions form (DOC, 114.5 KB)  (you must complete and submit both forms)

    90

    Music Touring - Standard Acquittal (DOC, 269.5 KB) and Music Touring Extra Questions form (DOC, 96.0 KB)  (you must complete and submit both forms)

    90

    Sector Development  - Standard Acquittal (DOC, 269.5 KB) and Sector Development Extra Questions form (DOC, 82.0 KB)  (you must complete and submit both forms)

    90

    Education Partnerships


    For grants funded before 31 December 2013
    Artists in Schools (DOC, 396.5 KB)

    For grants funded after 1 January 2014
    Acquittal for Artists in Schools and Extended School Residencies grants is online using the Creative Victoria Grants Portal. For more information download the Artists in Schools Online Acquittal Document (DOC, 147.0 KB)


    60

    International


    Standard Acquittal (DOC, 269.5 KB) and International Extra Questions form (DOC, 87.0 KB)  (you must complete and submit both forms)

    90

    Marketing Innovation Fund


    Acquittal is online using the Creative Victoria Grants Portal. For more information download the Creative Victoria Online Acquittal guidance document (DOC, 314.0 KB)

    30

    Music Works


    Acquittal is online using the Creative Victoria Grants Portal. For more information download the Creative Victoria Online Acquittal guidance document (DOC, 314.0 KB)

    30

    Regional Partnerships - programming and operations

    90

    Acquittal documents should be submitted electronically to your client manager. 

    Check your funding agreement for specific acquittal requirements in addition to the following templates.

    Templates:
    Summary Actual Gallery Program 2015-16 (XLS, 6.6 MB) (Galleries)
    Summary Actual Performing Arts Program 2015-16 (XLS, 6.6 MB) (Performing Arts Centre's)
    Summary of Staff Skills and Professional Development 2015-16 (DOCX, 757.9 KB) (All)

    Arts Industry Checklist


    Regional Partnerships - Engaging Audiences


    Acquittal is online using the Creative Victoria Grants Portal. For more information download the Creative Victoria Online Acquittal guidance document (DOC, 314.0 KB)

    90

    Strategic Initiatives


    Check your funding agreement for exact requirements.

    Acquittal is online using the Creative Victoria Grants Portal. For more information download the Creative Victoria Online Acquittal guidance document (DOC, 314.0 KB)

    90

    Touring Victoria


    For grants funded before 1 December 2013 Touring Projects (DOC, 269.5 KB)

    90

    For grants funded after 1 December 2013

    Acquittal is online using the Creative Victoria Grants Portal. For more information download the Creative Victoria Online Acquittal guidance document (DOC, 314.0 KB)

    90

    VicArts Grants


    Acquittal is online using the Creative Victoria Grants Portal. For more information download the Creative Victoria Online Acquittal guidance document (DOC, 314.0 KB)

    30

    Victorian Public Sculpture Fund


    Acquittal is online using the Creative Victoria Grants Portal. For more information download the Creative Victoria Online Acquittal guidance document (DOC, 314.0 KB)

    30

    Victoria Rocks


    Music Career Building (DOC, 718.5 KB)

    60

    Music Touring (DOC, 689.0 KB)

    60

    Strategic Music Industry Partnerships (DOC, 687.5 KB)

    60