Creative State Commissions is an initiative of the Victorian Government’s Creative State strategy. The program will commission major new works by Victorian independent creative practitioners and organisations that are ambitious in scope and scale, that have the potential to create an enduring legacy through widespread audience and community engagement, and that increase tourism to the state.
The program will also support Victorian independent creative practitioners and organisations to develop skills required to plan, resource and deliver large scale commissions. The commissions may be delivered through local, national or international partnerships, and may comprise one or more creative forms that include but not limited to: large-scale performative works including musicals, visual artworks, ephemeral works, literary works, public artworks, design and screen-based works.
You can download the Stage 2 Program Guidelines here.
Who can apply
By invitation only: After developing a detailed creative concept and completing a feasibility study, invited applicants can apply for $300,000 and up to $1,000,000 towards the realisation of the proposed major commission
Stage 2 - Invited applicants can apply for $300,000 up to $1,000,000 (after peer assessment, between 1 – 3 commissions will be supported).
Key dates - Stage 2
Stage 2 opens: 6 September 2018, by invitation only
Stage 2 closes: 5pm, 13 September 2018
Please note it takes approximately 6 weeks until funding results are available.
Who to talk to
Links and downloads
Creative State Commissions Stage 2 Program Guidelines DOC, 181.5 KB
Creative State Commissions Stage 2 application drafting tool DOC, 68.0 KB
Creative Victoria Budget drafting tool XLS, 103.0 KB
Information for all applicants
Creative State Stage 1 Peer Assessors DOCX, 123.3 KB
Creative State Stage 2 Peer Assessors DOCX, 47.7 KB
Creative Victoria Grants Portal