Performers performing

Black Hole Theatre in association with Barking Spider Visual Theatre - Les Medusas cluster at the foyer of The Drum Theatre to launch (Sub)urban Studio. Photo: Carla Gottgens

  • arts & culture

    Creative Suburbs invests in opportunities for Melbourne's outer metropolitan communities to engage with, and participate in, high quality arts and creative experiences.

    The Creative Suburbs program is available to local government authorities in outer metropolitan Melbourne only.

    Please note that the Creative Suburbs program will only be accepting proposals for one year projects in this cycle from invited eligible applicants only.

    Program Dates

    EOIs Due by Email: 31 May 2018  (Invitation Only)

    EOI Feedback Meetings: 11 – 14 June 2018

    Round Opens: 28 June 2018 using the Creative Victoria Grants Portal.

    Round Closes: 5pm, 12 July 2018

    Please note that the Creative Suburbs program will only be accepting proposals in this cycle from invited eligible applicants for projects taking place from 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2019.

    Who can apply

    Local Government Authorities in outer metropolitan Melbourne only. See Program Guidelines (DOC, 197.0 KB) for further information.  In the first two years of the program we have been proud to support 13 projects across 12 of the 16 eligible LGAs.  

    In this third year of the program, we will be prioritising projects in the LGAs that have not yet embarked on a significant Creative Suburbs project to ensure that in its first iteration, the program has the broadest possible reach and builds the capacity of all eligible LGAs to deliver programs of this nature. 

    Outer metropolitan LGAs with ideas for projects may be eligible for funding under other Creative Victoria funding programs, and we would be happy to direct you to the best potential avenues for support.

    Who to talk to

    Rohini Sharma: 8683 3157 or at rohini.sharma@ecodev.vic.gov.au

    Tania Grant: 8683 3117 or at tania.grant@ecodev.vic.gov.au

    Links and downloads

    Creative Suburbs Guidelines (DOC, 197.0 KB)
    Creative Suburbs Drafting Tool (DOC, 99.5 KB)
    Budget Drafting Tool (XLS, 103.0 KB)
    Round 1 Previous Recipients
    Round 2 Previous Recipients