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  • arts & culture
  • music
  • aboriginal
  • international
  • regional

    The VicArts Grants program invests in the creative endeavours and professional practice of Victoria's artists and smaller arts companies.  It 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.

    Download the VicArts Grants program guidelines (DOC, 224.0 KB).

    Funding available

    Applications will be accepted for requests between $5,000 and $60,000.

    Solo projects (i.e. one artist working alone) are eligible to apply for up to $20,000.

    The program also includes a 2 year funding stream, providing 2 years of continued annual support to a limited number of successful applicants.  To discuss appropriate grant requests please contact program staff.

    Who can apply

    • Individuals
    • Organisations including arts, non-arts, community and local government.

    The primary focus of the proposed project or program must include:

    • Victorian based individual professional arts practitioners (emerging to established) and/or Victorian-based professional arts ensembles/organisations; and
    • An artistic activity.

    NOTE: For the July 2018 funding round, applicants must choose between applying to either the VicArts Grants or the Creators Fund.

    Key dates

    Round opens: 10 January 2019 using the Creative Victoria Grants Portal
    Round closes: 5pm, 7 February 2019
    For activity commencing after 1 July 2019.

    It takes approximately 12 weeks from the closing date until funding results are available.

    Note: as the Victorian State election will be held on Saturday 24 November 2018, the Victorian Government will assume a caretaker role from 6:00 pm on 30 October 2018 until such time that either it becomes clear that the incumbent government will be returned, or when a new government is commissioned.

    In line with the caretaker conventions, the incoming government will determine whether to proceed with this funding program after the caretaker period.

    Who to talk to

    Theatre or
    Aarti Desai: 8683 3145 or at aarti.desai@ecodev.vic.gov.au

    Dance/Physical Performance

    Shaun Larkin: 8683 3179 or at shaun.larkin@ecodev.vic.gov.au


    Kaushali Seneviratne: 8683 3106 or at kaushali.seneviratne@ecodev.vic.gov.au

    Visual Arts

    Sophine Chai: 8683 3164 or at sophine.chai@ecodev.vic.gov.au

    Links and downloads

    VicArts Grants program guidelines (DOC, 224.0 KB)
    Application drafting tool (DOCX, 32.6 KB)
    Budget drafting tool (XLS, 103.0 KB)
    Tour itinerary template (XLS, 52.0 KB)
    Information for all applicants
    Creative Victoria Grants Portal
    Previous Recipients - February 2018
    Current Recipients - July 2018
    VicArts Assessment Panel July 2018 DOCX, 18.0 KB