Developing (A) Organisations
    Developing (B) Organisations
    Established Organisations
    Lead Organisations


    Developing (A) Organisations

    Australian Circus and Physical Theatre Association, NORTH MELBOURNE $40,000

    The Australian Circus and Physical Theatre Association (ACAPTA) provides networking, advocacy, resources and information to the Australian circus arts sector.

    Arapiles Community Theatre, NATIMUK $45,000

    Arapiles Community Theatre delivers a range of artistic programs such as the biennial Nati Frinj festival, in order to foster and encourage the development and practice of arts within the Natimuk community in Western Victoria.

    Australian Poetry, MELBOURNE $50,000

    Australian Poetry is the peak body for poetry in Australia. It works to raise the profile of, and build new audiences for, poetry in Australia and overseas and represents poets and writers nationally and internationally.

    Ballarat International Foto Biennale, BALLARAT $40,000

    Ballarat International Foto Biennale (BIFB) presents a month‐long biennial festival of contemporary photography in regional Victoria.

    Baluk Arts, MORNINGTON $40,000

    Baluk Arts represents Aboriginal artists from South Eastern Victoria and works to build capacity, maintain culture and achieve economic advancement through the production, preservation, promotion and sale of urban Indigenous art.

    Bus Projects, COLLINGWOOD $40,000

    Bus Projects is an artist run initiative that manages an annual program of exhibitions, events and residencies that provide a platform for the development and presentation of Australian contemporary visual arts.

    The Click Clack Project, FOOTSCRAY $40,000

    The Click Clack Project is a sound art organisation that works with sound artists and musicians of varying abilities, including young people and people with a disability, to generate performances, workshops and recordings.

    Creative Clunes, CLUNES $40,000

    Creative Clunes' aim is to create and develop the town of Clunes as a vibrant rural cultural hub for books, writing and ideas. Creative Clunes stages an annual Booktown festival and works to enhance cultural tourism to the area.

    Emerging Writers' Festival, MELBOURNE $70,000

    The Emerging Writers' Festival is an annual eleven-day festival that celebrates and promotes the interests of emerging writers.

    Liquid Architecture Sound Inc, PRAHRAN $50,000

    Liquid Architecture showcases the quality and diversity of contemporary sound arts practice in Australia through the public presentation of sound arts and experimental music.

    MKA: Theatre of New Writing, RICHMOND $40,000

    MKA: Theatre of New Writing champions new writing for performance by Australian writers. It presents an annual program of theatre performances by established writers alongside exciting offerings from new and emerging writers.

    Platform Youth Theatre, SOUTHBANK $45,000

    Platform Youth Theatre supports the development of professional pathways with and for young emerging theatre and performance makers.

    Punctum, CASTLEMAINE $50,000

    Punctum is an artist-led live arts organisation that works to foster new approaches to collaborative performance making and audience engagement.

    Rawcus Theatre Company, ST KILDA $70,000

    Rawcus is an ensemble of artists with and without a disability that collaborate to devise new work that draws on dance, theatre and visual arts disciplines.

    Shepparton Arts Festival Inc. SHEPPARTON $40,000

    The SheppARTon Festival presents an annual multi-art event that focuses on grass roots engagement and aims to build the profile of Shepparton as a destination to live and visit.

    Speak Percussion, THORNBURY $70,000

    Speak Percussion works with emerging and established performers, composers, conductors, installation artists, sound designers and instrument builders to present a range of percussion-based arts events nationally and internationally.

    Theatre Network Victoria, SOUTH MELBOURNE $45,000

    Theatre Network Victoria is a peak body for the professional theatre industry, focussing on strengthening the independent and small to medium theatre sector, and increasing the connections between all parts of the industry.

    Wantok Musik Foundation, CLIFTON HILL $40,000

    The Wantok Musik Foundation uses music to promote and facilitate cultural exchanges that celebrate, promote and develop the connections between Melanesian and Indigenous artists. Wantok records and releases music and provides national and international performance opportunities for artists.

    Total Organisations Supported: 18
    Total Funding offered: $855,000

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    Developing (B) Organisations

    Community Music Victoria, MELBOURNE $60,000

    Community Music Victoria is a membership-based association that supports, promotes and facilitates music-making among Victorian communities.

    Koorie Heritage Trust Inc, MELBOURNE $107,100

    The Koorie Heritage Trust preserves, protects and promotes the Aboriginal culture and material heritage of South Eastern Australia and provides opportunities for all people to experience, learn, connect and reconnect with living Koorie culture, heritage and histories of Victoria.

    Total Organisations Supported: 2
    Total Funding offered: $167,100

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    Established Organisations

    Aphids, ST KILDA $70,000

    Aphids is an artist-led organisation that works with a broad cross-section of artists and communities to create and produce cross-artform projects that explore the intersection of art and technology.

    Arena Theatre Company, NORTH MELBOURNE $160,600

    Arena Theatre Company creates live performances for audiences aged 5 to 25 years that investigate and celebrate the experiences of young people.

    Art Is….Festival, HORSHAM $60,000

    Horsham's annual Art is...Festival is a ten-day multi-artform event that aims to engage rural and isolated communities in high quality art experiences and art making.

    Arts Mildura, MILDURA $112,800

    Arts Mildura is an arts organisation that manages and exhibition space, the Wallflower Photomedia Gallery and produces an annual arts program of five festivals: the Murray River International Music Festival (January/February); the Mildura Wentworth Arts Festival (March); Mildura Writers Festival (July); the Mildura Palimpsest Biennale (September/October); and the Mildura Jazz Food and Wine Festival (November).

    Ausdance Victoria, FOOTSCRAY $118,900

    Ausdance Victoria is Victoria's peak body for dance. It works to support the ongoing growth and expansion of Victoria's dance sector by providing services, workshops, forums, advice, professional development and other activities to the industry and broader community.

    Australian Print Workshop Inc, COLLINGWOOD $160,600

    The Australian Print Workshop offers state of the art printmaking facilities to artists and the general public and delivers education and exhibition programs, international projects, public and corporate commissions and community development projects.

    Australian Tapestry Workshop, SOUTH MELBOURNE $215,000

    The Australian Tapestry Workshop is a contemporary tapestry organisation that produces hand-woven tapestries on commission.

    Back to Back Theatre, GEELONG $182,000

    Geelong-based Back to Back Theatre is an ensemble of actors perceived to have an intellectual disability. The company creates and tours original new theatre works and undertakes an annual program of community-based workshops, mentoring and advocacy projects that use theatre as a mechanism for increasing social inclusion for people with a disability.

    Big West Festival, FOOTSCRAY $130,000

    Big West Festival is a biennial event based in Melbourne's West, that provides quality arts and cultural experiences and community participation opportunities.

    The Black Arm Band, SOUTHBANK $80,000

    The Black Arm Band develops, performs, promotes and celebrates contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander music and culture. Black Arm Band tours nationally and internationally and is a flexible, shifting ensemble of artists that grows or reduces in size depending on the demands of each project.

    The Boîte (Victoria) Inc, FITZROY $122,000

    The Boîte supports cultural diversity through the sharing of music, dance and storytelling from diverse traditions.

    Castlemaine State Festival, CASTLEMAINE $133,100

    The Castlemaine State Festival is a biennial multi-arts festival that runs over ten days and attracts local, national and international artists.

    Centre for Contemporary Photography, FITZROY $160,600

    The Centre for Contemporary Photography works to increase appreciation and understanding of photo-based arts practice. It manages workshops, lectures and international cultural exchange activity as well as an exhibition program that showcases the work of local, national and international photo-based artists.

    Chamber Made Opera, NORTH MELBOURNE $160,600

    Chamber Made Opera is a contemporary chamber opera company that brings together artists from different artforms to create work that pushes the boundaries of artistic practice and form in contemporary opera and musical theatre.

    Chinese Museum, MELBOURNE $102,000

    The Museum of Chinese Australian History (Chinese Museum) is a community-run national institution that was established by the Chinese Australian community and works to; document, preserve, collect and research the history and culture of Chinese people and their descendants in Australia. it also works to showcase Chinese arts and culture and explore the relationships between Australia and China.

    Courthouse ARTS, GEELONG $64,300

    Courthouse ARTS is a multi-artform organisation that works to nurture young emerging artists in the Geelong region through the commissioning of new works and by offering mentorships, training and development programs for young artists.

    Craft Victoria, MELBOURNE $268,000

    Craft Victoria is the peak body for craft in Victoria that actively promotes craft values through exhibitions, publications, lectures and seminars. The organisation also undertakes an advocacy role on behalf of the many smaller craft associations and guilds across the state.

    Cultural Development Network, CARLTON SOUTH $53,500

    The Cultural Development Network is an independent not for profit group that links communities, artists, local councils and organisations across Victoria. It initiates arts based cultural development projects that explore key themes about community creativity and arts.

    Dancehouse, CARLTON NORTH $140,000

    Dancehouse is a centre for independent dance makers in Melbourne. By combining research, training and performance opportunities, it works to develop innovative dance practice and to cultivate audience access and appreciation of contemporary dance.

    Experimenta Media Arts, MELBOURNE $108,000

    Experimenta Media Arts develops and supports media artists and their practice through a biennial exhibition, commissioning program and national and international touring. Experimenta promotes media art to Australian audiences and provides development and mentoring for regional galleries.

    Express Media, MELBOURNE $134,000

    Express Media is a youth literature organisation committed to the development of the next generation of Australian writers. It publishes a quarterly magazine and offers a range of workshops, internships and other training and development opportunities for young writers and those interested in publishing and marketing.

    Flying Fruit Fly Foundation, WODONGA $101,700

    The Flying Fruit Fly Circus is a full-time circus training institution for young people aged 8-18. The organisation also presents and tours an annual program of contemporary circus performances.

    Footscray Community Arts Centre, FOOTSCRAY $220,000

    Footscray Community Arts Centre provides artistic programs and experiences to the diverse communities of Melbourne's western region. The Centre offers an extensive range of arts programs including exhibitions, performances, music concerts and one-off events, and a comprehensive workshop program in performing and visual arts.

    Gertrude Contemporary, FITZROY $190,000

    Gertrude Contemporary is a combined gallery and studio complex that programs an annual season of exhibitions, studios, residencies, cultural exchange, publishing, mentorship, education and public programs that are focused on the production and presentation of contemporary visual arts practice.

    HotHouse Theatre, WODONGA $171,300

    Hothouse Theatre works to enrich Australian contemporary theatre practice by presenting a theatre season and delivering an extensive program of workshops, mentoring and performance experiences for the local community and for artists and audiences across Australia.

    ILBIJERRI Theatre Co-operative Ltd, NORTH MELBOURNE $145,000

    ILBIJERRI Theatre Company is Victoria's only Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander theatre company. The company creates challenging and inspiring theatre by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and delivers a broad program of artist development activities for new and emerging Indigenous writers, actors, directors and creatives.

    Jewish Museum of Australia, ST KILDA $69,600

    The Jewish Museum of Australia manages a program of exhibitions and education programs that explore and share the Jewish experience in Australia.

    KAGE, ABBOTSFORD $95,000

    KAGE creates dance-theatre performances using visual design, physical dexterity and humour to create thought provoking and entertaining work that explores risky and challenging subject matter.

    La Mama, CARLTON $214,200

    La Mama is a theatre company that seeks to nurture new Australian theatre by offering a platform, a performance space, support and resources with which to take risks and make new work.

    Linden Board of Management Inc, ST KILDA $50,000

    Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts is a contemporary art gallery dedicated to exhibiting new work by contemporary artists and supporting artistic development.

    Lucy Guerin Inc, WEST MELBOURNE $135,000

    Lucy Guerin Inc is a contemporary dance company that is dedicated to challenging and extending the art of contemporary dance.  

    McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery, LANGWARRIN $110,000

    McClelland Sculpture Park and Gallery has a collection of over 100 sculptures by Australian artists of national and international significance, displayed in a distinctive Australian landscape.

    Melbourne Fringe, MELBOURNE $332,000

    Melbourne Fringe provides opportunities for the presentation of contemporary and innovative art by Melbourne's independent artists. It manages the annual Melbourne Fringe Festival, an open-access event which presents the work of both established and emerging artists and provides a range of year round artist development programs.

    Melbourne International Jazz Festival, NORTH MELBOURNE $400,000

    Melbourne International Jazz Festival is an annual ten-day celebration of jazz music that takes over concert halls, arts venues, jazz clubs and public spaces throughout Melbourne.

    Melbourne Writers Festival, MELBOURNE $259,000

    Melbourne Writers Festival is Melbourne's annual two-week event for writers, readers and thinkers. The Festival engages over 350 international, national and local writers at over 300 events each year.

    Midsumma Festival, MELBOURNE $50,000

    Midsumma is an annual celebration of queer arts and culture. Held throughout Melbourne and regional Victoria, the festival is made up of a wide range of events and activities including visual art, theatre, spoken word, cabaret, film, live music, family events and public forums.

    Museums Australia (Victoria) Inc, CARLTON SOUTH $267,300

    Museums Australia (Victoria) is a peak body for Victorian museums and galleries providing professional services, leadership and advocacy to develop and sustain the Victorian museum sector.

    Next Wave Festival Inc, NORTH MELBOURNE $390,000

    Next Wave is a biennial festival and artist development organisation that presents new work by emerging artists and provides support for artists to develop ambitious new projects through a range of mentoring and professional development opportunities.

    Overland, FOOTSCRAY $50,000

    Overland is a quarterly literary journal that commissions, edits, promotes and oversees the distribution of high-quality, new Australian creative and critical writing. The organisation also hosts an events program, regular online publications and other activities.

    Phillip Adams BalletLab, SOUTHBANK $95,000

    Phillip Adams BalletLab creates original contemporary dance works in collaboration with artistic partners across a range of artforms.

    Polyglot Theatre, SOUTH YARRA $180,000

    Polyglot creates and delivers an annual program of interactive performance works for children and their families. Performances tour to regional Victoria, throughout Australia and internationally.

    Port Fairy Spring Music Festival, PORT FAIRY $64,300

    Port Fairy Spring Music Festival is an annual event that presents classical and contemporary ensemble music. It combines the talents of highly regarded established artists with new and emerging young performers and composers in programs that aim to engage, educate and entertain all members of the community.

    Public Galleries Association of Victoria, MELBOURNE $53,600

    The Public Galleries Association of Victoria (PGAV) is a membership based organisation that represents the needs of public galleries, art museums and galleries across Victoria. The organisation provides advocacy, networking opportunities and development opportunities to build the capacity of public galleries in Victoria.

    Ranters Theatre, ST KILDA $58,000

    Ranters Theatre is a performing arts company that develops works in collaboration with communities in urban and regional settings in Victoria.

    Red Stitch Actors Theatre, ST KILDA $75,000

    Red Stitch is committed to promoting Australian theatre culture and presents a regular annual program of eight plays. Red Stitch is dedicated to the production of the best in contemporary plays from Australia and around the world.

    Royal Historical Society of Victoria, MELBOURNE $80,300

    The Royal Historical Society (RHSV) is the peak body for the preservation and promotion of heritage throughout Victoria.

    Snuff Puppets, FOOTSCRAY $107,100

    Snuff Puppets is an experimental puppet theatre company that produces performances using large scale puppets that tour locally, nationally and internationally.

    Songlines Aboriginal Music Corporation, PRESTON $80,000

    Songlines is Victoria's Aboriginal music peak body. Songlines provides opportunities for Victorian-based Indigenous musicians and performers to develop skills, showcase their artistic abilities and engage with the arts sector at an industry standard.

    The Sovereign Hill Museums Association (Gold Museum), BALLARAT $353,000

    The Ballarat Gold Museum celebrates and interprets the history of gold in the Ballarat region. In addition to its permanent exhibition, the museum presents a schedule of changing exhibitions relating to the history of Ballarat.

    St Martins Youth Arts Centre, SOUTH YARRA $214,100

    St Martin's is devoted to promoting involvement in the performing arts by people aged 5-30 years. St Martin's programs include performance and drama programs and development workshops for young directors, actors and writers

    Theatre Works, ST KILDA $140,000

    Theatre Works is a multi-purpose, contemporary performance venue that supports innovative arts practice through the development of in-house productions and through providing a performance space for independent and experimental performing artists.

    VAPAC, NEWHAM $53,600

    The Victorian Association of Performing Arts Centres (VAPAC) promotes and fosters a co-operative network of performing arts centres across Victoria and Tasmania to assist in best practice for the performing arts industry.

    Wangaratta Festival of Jazz, WANGARATTA $113,100

    The Wangaratta Festival of Jazz and Blues is an annual four day celebration of contemporary jazz and blues by emerging and established Australian and international artists.

    West Space, MELBOURNE $80,000

    West Space is an artist-led organisation, which aims to present the best and boldest contemporary art. West Space presents a critically engaged artistic program including exhibitions, performances, texts and publications (online and print), and public and educational programs including artist talks, workshops and lectures.

    Western Edge Youth Arts, FOOTSCRAY $75,000

    Western Edge Youth Arts collaborates with young people under the age of 26 from diverse cultures to create work that is complex and transformative.

    Westside Circus, BRUNSWICK $50,000

    Westside Circus is a community arts organisation that aspires to make a positive difference to the lives of young people aged 3–25 years from diverse social, economic and cultural backgrounds through a range of circus art workshops and development programs.

    Women's Circus, FOOTSCRAY $69,600

    The Women's Circus is a community arts and physical theatre company based in Footscray with members aged between 18 and 70. The organisation teaches circus skills and provides performance opportunities for women from a range of backgrounds.

    Writers Victoria Inc, MELBOURNE $134,000

    Writers Victoria supports writers through providing information, resources and skills development opportunities that nurture, promote and assist both members and the broader writing community in Victoria.

    Total Organisations Supported: 58Total Funding offered: $8,061,800

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    Lead Organisations

    Arts Access Victoria, SOUTH MELBOURNE $200,000

    Arts Access is a state-wide peak body that promotes access to arts and cultural activities for people with a disability and provides programs to support artists, arts workers and audiences to realise their creative aspirations and potential.

    Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, SOUTHBANK $749,500

    Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA) is a premier Victorian contemporary arts space, presenting an annual season of free public exhibitions, an educational program and professional development opportunities for professional artists.

    Chunky Move, SOUTHBANK $856,600

    Chunky Move plays a leading role in the development of contemporary dance, its practitioners and audiences. It aims to redefine what is and what can be contemporary dance within an ever-evolving Australian culture and provides leadership to the dance sector through residencies, mentorships and workshops.

    Heide Museum of Modern Art, BULLEEN $1,370,400

    Heide is a leading outer-metropolitan art museum and sculpture park that integrates modern and contemporary art, architecture, social history and gardens and presents an annual program of exhibitions, education and family programs.

    Melbourne Festival, MELBOURNE $6,211,040

    Melbourne Festival is Victoria's premier celebration of international performing and visual arts. The Festival connects the highest calibre local, national and international artists with audiences to make a unique contribution to the cultural life of Melbourne.

    Melbourne International Comedy Festival, MELBOURNE $1,690,000

    One of the three largest comedy festivals in the world, Melbourne International Comedy Festival is an annual event that showcases Australian and international comic artists. The organisation also undertakes an annual program of tours and artistic development programs that nurture and uncover the next generation of talent.

    Multicultural Arts Victoria Inc, SOUTH MELBOURNE $320,000

    Multicultural Arts Victoria is Victoria's peak arts organisation for the promotion of cultural diversity in the arts. MAV represents artists and communities from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and collaborates with a range of key arts organisations in the state to take a leadership role for the advancement of multicultural arts at a local, national and international level.

    Regional Arts Victoria, MELBOURNE $735,400

    Regional Arts Victoria (RAV) is the peak body for regional and rural arts in Victoria with more than 100 arts councils and affiliates as members. RAV seeks to inspire art makers and audiences across the state through creative facilitation, touring, education and by providing specialised resources, artistic projects and advocacy.

    Victorian Opera, MELBOURNE $3,731,600

    As the State's professional opera company, Victorian Opera has a unique role; to present a main-stage opera season in Melbourne, maintain a commissioning program for new Australian work, to create more opportunities for Victorian artists, deliver a major education program and to provide access to a suite of activity for regional Victorians.

    The Wheeler Centre, MELBOURNE $1,504,000

    The Wheeler Centre for Books Writing and Ideas is a Victorian Government initiative and the centrepiece of Melbourne's designation as a UNESCO City of Literature. The Wheeler Centre seeks to be a leading institution for the discussion, debate and practice of writing and ideas through a year-round programme of talks and lectures, readings and debates. The Wheeler Centre also houses most of Melbourne's key literature organisations.

    Total Organisations Supported: 10Total Funding offered: $17,368,540

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    Total number of Organisations supported: 88

    Total amount of funding offered: $26,452,440