16 November 2016
Acland Street, in the heart of Melbourne's seaside suburb St Kilda, is being revived with the addition of a new plaza. City of Port Phillip is inviting organisations and individuals to pitch ideas for creative events and activities that showcase the site.
With the ambition to foster community ownership, draw locals to the space and attract visitors all year round, the council has created the Vibrant Acland Seed Grants program.
Now open for applications the program is looking to fund a range of community and cultural events and activities. Project ideas could include interactive installations (including digital); pop-ups; public classes; art projects; music and performance; and recreational and creative activities. The council would like to see innovative ideas tested in the space, ones that can show an ability to be self-sufficient in the future.
The Vibrant Acland Seed Grants program aims to deliver a 12-month calendar of events and activities on Acland Street in 2017 that celebrate the area as the creative hub of St Kilda.
Applications close at 4pm on Friday, 25 November.