Are you a non-government creative industry organisation able to demonstrate leadership, organisational infrastructure and capacity to deliver on Creative State 2025 priorities?

If your creative organisation can:

  • contribute to the quality and reputation of the Victorian creative industries
  • develop mid to long-term strategies to increase operational viability
  • develop markets and audiences through the diversity of creative content/programming
  • grow employment for a diverse cohort of creatives and creative workers
  • coordinate and deliver capability strengthening initiatives for the sector
  • contribute to the development of an engaged, contemporary, and equitable creative sector

You could consider applying for the Creative Enterprise Program – a four-year Victorian Government investment in the future and growth of your creative organisation.

This program has three streams:

  1. First Peoples
    Recognising and embracing Aboriginal self-determination principles
  2. Industry service organisations
    Recognising their role in delivering capability strengthening within the sector
  3. Creative organisations
    Recognising a record of achievement in the development and delivery of creative programs

How can I apply?

Applications for this program are currently closed. It is anticipated that this program will open for applications in late 2024.

When the round is open, applications are made via a unique link the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (DJPR) Grants Portal.

Find general information on using the grants portal, including how to register and FAQ about the Portal.

Who can I talk to?

Guidelines and tools

After you apply

Once you submit your application on the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions Portal you’ll receive an email acknowledgement.

Our Grants team will then check that your application meets all the eligibility criteria, and we’ll assess it against the published aims and criteria.

You’ll be notified by email of the outcome approximately 12 weeks after the published closing date.

See Information for applicants

Successful applications

If your funding application is successful, you’ll receive a funding agreement outlining the conditions for funding, payment information and reporting requirements.

See Information for current recipients

Notification of funding outcomes

There’s high a level of demand for Creative Victoria funding, so we recommend that you plan for contingencies if your application is unsuccessful (e.g., other funding sources). Please don’t make commitments based on the assumption that you’ll receive funding until you’ve received written confirmation of your final funding outcome.

Funding recommendations are subject to approval by the Minister for Creative Industries. Feedback on your application is provided at Creative Victoria’s discretion and may not be available when you receive notification of your funding outcome.

Payment of grants

Program funding payments are conditional on you meeting your obligations under your Funding Agreement with the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions, including fulfilling any payment milestone outcomes or deliverables set out in the Funding Agreement.