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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 NEW* VicArts Grants program guidelines here.

    *Please note: there have been some changes to the guidelines for the 2019/20 rounds of VicArts Grants. Ensure you read the current version of the 2019/20 guidelines. The changes are regarding support material and confirmations.

    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.

    Key dates

    2019

    Round opens: 25 July 2019 using the Creative Victoria Grants Portal
    Round closes: 5pm, 22 August 2019
    For activity commencing after 1 January 2020.

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

    2020 

    Round opens: 2 January 2020 using the Creative Victoria Grants Portal
    Round closes: 5pm, 30 January 2020
    For activity commencing after 1 June 2020.

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

    Who to talk to

    MusicAarti Desai: 8683 3163 or at aarti.desai@creative.vic.gov.au
    Literature

    Fiona Beckwith: 8683 3137 or at fiona.beckwith@creative.vic.gov.au

    Theatre and Cross-Artform/
    Multi-Artform
    Masha Wijesiriwardana: 8683 3133 or at masha.wijesiriwardana@creative.vic.gov.au

    Visual Arts and Dance/
    Physical Performance

    Chloe Turner: 8683 3179 or at chloe.turner@creative.vic.gov.au

    Links and downloads

    2019/20 VicArts Grants program guidelines DOC, 234.0 KB
    Application drafting tool ()  DOCX, 32.7 KB
    Budget drafting tool (XLS, 103.5 KB)
    Tour itinerary template (XLS, 52.0 KB)
    Information for all applicants
    Creative Victoria Grants Portal
    Previous Recipients - July 2018
    Current Recipients - February 2019 
    VicArts Assessment Panel February 2019 DOCX, 17.8 KB