Support programs

In addition to Creative Victoria’s ongoing funding programs, we continue to develop and deliver the Victorian Government’s dedicated coronavirus (COVID-19) support initiatives for the creative industries. This includes new programs such as:

Victorian Live Music Venues program

Open to Victorian live music venues with a capacity of between 50-1,200 to respond to the devastating effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Applications open 16 July and close 5pm, 13 August 2020.

See the Venues page for program details.

VicArts Grants program

This program provides one-off support for discrete projects and programs that will develop and bring dynamism to Victoria's arts sector.

The program is open to new ideas, new modes of practice and new approaches to delivery of the arts that will build on Victoria's position as a cultural leader.

Applications close 5pm, 3 September 2020.

See the VicArts page for program details.

Sustaining Creative Workers

A quick response grants program to support independent creative practitioners, sole traders, freelancers and creative micro organisations/businesses that have been negatively impacted by coronavirus. Applications for this program have now closed, the first wave of recipients have been announced.

See full list of recipients in round 1

See full list of recipients in round 2