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17 August 2017

The Creators Fund, a new funding program designed to help creatives take their career to the next level, is now open for applications.

Damon Kowarsky and Kyoko Imazu. Along the River.

Damon Kowarsky and Kyoko Imazu, Along the River.

Grants of between $20,000 and $50,000 are available to support individuals or creative collectives working in the arts, design, contemporary music, game development, screen or fashion sectors, to work intensively for a period of between three to six months.

An initiative of the Creative State strategy, the Creators Fund paves the way for independent creatives to explore new ideas and develop their practice by providing them with one of the most important and scarce creative resources – time.

The Creators Fund aims to:

  • Afford practitioners with an opportunity to take time away from their non-creative commitments to focus on their creative practice.
  • Provide increased support for the initial stages of the creative development process, encouraging deep research and experimentation to assist creative practitioners in achieving excellence, innovation and advancement in their career.
  • Enable the development of significant creative works.
  • Engage with independent artists, creatives and collectives that reflect the diversity of the Victorian community, including individuals and collectives from across metro, outer suburban and regional Victoria.

Application guidelines for The Creators Fund are now available, outlining the aims of the program, areas of support and eligibility criteria, as well as further information about the application and assessment process.

Applications close at 5pm on Thursday 7 September.

Read more about The Creators Fund