Creative Enterprises Program (2022 - 2025)

(*includes Sustaining Creative Organisations COVID recovery funding in 2022)

Abbotsford Convent, ABBOTSFORD, $800,000
A multi-arts precinct spread over 16 acres that is home to a diverse creative community

Aphids, MELBOURNE, $434,400*
An artist-led organisation, creating and producing cross-artform projects in Victoria, interstate and internationally

Arapiles Community Theatre, NATIMUK, $400,000
Delivers the biennial Nati Frinj festival and works to develop the arts in the Natimuk community and surrounding region

Arena Theatre Company, BENDIGO, $760,000
Creates live performances that investigate the experiences of young people for audiences aged 5 to 25

Arts Access Victoria, SOUTH MELBOURNE, $1,844,000*
Delivers a range of programs supporting and representing people with a disability to realise their cultural aspirations as artists, arts workers and audiences

Arts Mildura Inc., MILDURA, $800,000
Presents visual and performing arts experiences to a broad range of audiences and works with local artists from the Mallee

Arts Project Australia Inc, NORTHCOTE, $400,000
A creative social enterprise that works with artists with intellectual disabilities, promotes their work and advocates for their inclusion in contemporary art practice

AusDance Victoria Australian Dance Council, YARRAVILLE, $520,000
The peak professional body for dance in Victoria and the lead agency for dance education nationally

Australian Art Orchestra Ltd, NEWPORT, $400,000
Creates music with an emphasis on improvisation and working with musicians from diverse backgrounds and with First Peoples musicians and artists

Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, SOUTHBANK, $3,072,952
Victoria's flagship contemporary arts space presents free public exhibitions of artwork by living artists from Australia and around the world

Australian Museums and Galleries Association, CARLTON, $1,362,660
A peak body for Victoria’s 1,000 museums and galleries

Australian Poetry, MELBOURNE, $400,000
The peak body for poetry working with publishers, teachers, readers and festival organisers

Australian Print Workshop, FITZROY, $674,520
A fine art print workshop offering state-of-the-art printmaking facilities to artists and the public

Australian Tapestry Workshop, SOUTH MELBOURNE, $903,000
An international centre of excellence for contemporary, hand-woven tapestries, created in collaboration with leading artists, architects and designers

Ballarat International Foto Biennale, BALLARAT, $592,827*
Presents a month-long biennial festival of contemporary photography in multiple locations around Ballarat

Baluk Arts, MORNINGTON, $400,000
An urban Aboriginal community arts centre that supports artistic, career and audience development for Bayside, Peninsula and South East Melbourne Indigenous artists

Castlemaine Art Museum, CASTLEMAINE, $440,000
An art gallery and museum founded in 1913 in the Shire of Mount Alexander

Castlemaine State Festival, CASTLEMAINE, $802,400*
A biennial multi-arts festival that celebrates the creative culture of Castlemaine and its surrounding region

Chamber Made, NORTH MELBOURNE, $684,520*
Re-imagines ways in which performance, sound and music can converge, making works that defy, challenge and negotiate artform boundaries

Chunky Move, SOUTHBANK, $3,512,000
Victoria’s flagship contemporary dance company

Contemporary Music Victoria Inc., COLLINGWOOD, $1,500,000 (in partnership with Community Music Victoria)
Music Victoria is the State peak body for contemporary music and provides advocacy on behalf of the music sector, actively supports the development of the Victorian music community, and celebrates and promotes Victorian music

Craft Victoria, MELBOURNE, $1,145,600 
The peak body for craft in Victoria

Dancehouse Inc, CARLTON NORTH, $710,000*
A centre for independent dance makers in Melbourne

Dandenong Ranges Community Cultural Centre (Burrinja Cultural Centre), UPWEY, $461,962*
Burrinja is a community cultural centre that encompasses multiple gallery spaces, artist studios, and a world-class collection of Indigenous and oceanic art.

East Gippsland Art Gallery, BAIRNSDALE, $400,000
Showcases the diverse artistic spirit of the region through a program of art and cultural experiences

Emerging Writers' Festival, MELBOURNE, $400,000
A platform for connecting and profiling Australia's emerging writers across live events throughout Australia and online

Express Media Inc, MELBOURNE, $562,000
A youth organisation committed to the development of a new generation of Australian writers and offers programs and opportunities to support this process

Flinders Quartet Inc., MELBOURNE, $400,000
A chamber music ensemble that embraces new and emerging composers in its ongoing mission to further the Australian tradition of chamber music

Flying Fruit Fly Foundation, WODONGA, $427,140
Provides a circus program for young people aged 8 to 19 focusing on the training of physical, performance and creative skills, and creating career pathways for circus artists

Footscray Community Arts Centre, FOOTSCRAY, $1,624,000*
Provides artistic programs and experiences to the diverse communities of the Western Region of Melbourne

Geelong Gallery, GEELONG, $560,000
One of Australia’s leading art galleries, established in 1896

Gertrude Contemporary, PRESTON, $894,812*
A leading contemporary visual art organisation supporting the creation and presentation of new work

Heide Park and Art Gallery, HEIDELBERG, $6,118,640*
A major outer-metropolitan art museum and sculpture park for modern Australian visual arts

HotHouse Theatre Ltd, WODONGA, $720,000
A national incubator of high-quality theatre productions as well as a centre for artistic retreat and development in Northern Victoria

Jewish Museum of Australia, ST KILDA, $516,923*
A place for all people to share in the Australian Jewish experience through art and culture

Kaiela Arts, SHEPPARTON, $1,044,348*
Exhibits and promotes the work of Shepparton-based Indigenous artists and works to build the market for South Eastern Australian Aboriginal arts and culture

Koorie Heritage Trust, MELBOURNE, $878,417*
Supports and promotes the diversity of South East Australian Aboriginal peoples and provides opportunities for all people to experience, learn and connect with living Koorie culture

La Mama Inc, CARLTON, $1,117,300*
A theatre company that offers performing artists the opportunity, space, support and resources with which to take risks and make new work

Linden New Art Inc., ST KILDA, $400,000
An art gallery exhibiting new work by contemporary artists

Liquid Architecture Sound, COLLINGWOOD, $453,538*
Showcases the quality and diversity of contemporary sonic arts practice through the public presentation of sound art and experimental music

Lucy Guerin Association Inc, NORTH MELBOURNE, $640,000
Creates and presents new contemporary dance works that challenge artists, audiences and the form of dance

McClelland Sculpture Park, LANGWARRIN, $462,000
Presents outdoor sculptures by Australian artists displayed in native bushland, alongside other exhibitions and programs

Melbourne Electronic Sound Studio (MESS), NORTH MELBOURNE, $400,000
A studio dedicated to the creation of electronic sound and music

Melbourne Fringe, CARLTON, $1,668,000* 
Presents the annual 18-day Melbourne Fringe Festival, and works year-round to provide independent artists with the tools to create, present and promote their work

Melbourne International Comedy Festival, MELBOURNE, $7,421,400* 
A year-round program of comedy with touring, educational and artistic development programs that complement the presentation of the annual four-week festival

Melbourne Jazz Limited (Melbourne International Jazz Festival), NORTH MELBOURNE, $1,680,000
A celebration of jazz with a range of free and ticketed events

Melbourne Writers Festival Ltd, MELBOURNE, $1,220,402*
Melbourne's annual, two-week event for writers, readers and thinkers

Midsumma Festival Inc, SOUTHBANK, $1,122,500* 
Australia’s premier queer arts and cultural organisation, bringing together LGBTQIA+ artists, performers, communities and audiences primarily through its annual festival

Multicultural Arts Victoria Inc, NORTHCOTE, $1,344,000
Victoria's peak arts organisation promoting cultural diversity in the arts, representing artists and communities from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds

National Exhibitions Touring Support (NETS) Victoria, MELBOURNE, $831,600
The peak body for touring contemporary visual culture and design in Victoria

Next Wave Inc., BRUNSWICK, $1,720,000
Year-round activities and programs that provide artist-led opportunities for creatives to develop and present new works across disciplines and generations to a wide audience

Open House Melbourne, EAST MELBOURNE, $400,000
An annual program of events in Melbourne and regional Victoria to foster public appreciation for architecture and engage the public in conversations about the future of our cities

Outer Urban Projects, COBURG NORTH, $400,000
A performing arts company that collaborates with young people and their communities in Melbourne’s culturally diverse, outer northern suburbs

Platform Youth Arts, GEELONG, $400,000
Gives young people opportunities to develop their own creative work and practice, and be part of an inclusive, diverse creative community

Polyglot Theatre, ABBOTSFORD, $840,000
Australia’s leading creator of participatory theatre for children and families

Port Fairy Spring Music Festival, PORT FAIRY, $400,000
A music festival that highlights established and emerging professional artists presenting classical and contemporary ensemble music

Public Galleries Association of Victoria, MELBOURNE, $400,000
The peak body for public galleries in Victoria

Punctum Inc., CASTLEMAINE, $400,000
An artist-led organisation that fosters new approaches to collaborative performance making

Rawcus Theatre Company Inc., ST KILDA WEST, $400,000
An ensemble of artists with and without a disability that presents a program of projects, commissions, presentations and workshops for the public

Red Stitch Actors Theatre, ST KILDA EAST, $423,077*
A theatre company that presents a regular annual program plays and is committed to promoting Australian theatre culture

Regional Arts Victoria, MELBOURNE, $3,515,140*
The peak body for regional and rural arts in Victoria with more than 100 arts councils and affiliates as members

Shepparton Arts Festival Inc., SHEPPARTON, $400,000
Presents annual grassroots, multi-art event

Snuff Puppets, FOOTSCRAY, $449,820
An experimental puppet theatre company producing idiosyncratic performances locally, nationally and internationally

Songlines Aboriginal Music Corporation, PRESTON, $800,000
Provides opportunities for Victorian-based Indigenous musicians and performers to develop skills, showcase their artistic abilities and engage with the arts sector

Speak Percussion Inc., PRESTON, $400,000
Highlights percussion instruments through its program of events

St Martin's Youth Arts Centre, SOUTH YARRA, $899,220
Provides theatre programs that embody inclusion, civic mindedness and social engagement for people aged 5-30 years

Stephanie Lake Company, MELBOURNE, $400,000
Creates and tours contemporary dance works, working in collaboration with leading dancers, designers and composers

The Push Inc., COLLINGWOOD, $400,000
A youth music that delivers a range of programs for Australia’s future music industry leaders, artists and audiences

The Social Studio, COLLINGWOOD, $400,000
A fashion studio that uses up-cycled fashion as a vehicle for social change and to provide education and employment pathways for young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds

The Substation Inc., NEWPORT, $918,644* 
A centre presenting artists across artistic disciplines through an annual program of creative development, residencies and presentation

The Torch, ST KILDA, $800,000
Provides art, cultural and arts industry support and opportunities to Indigenous offenders and ex-offenders in Victoria

The Wheeler Centre, MELBOURNE, $6,166,400
A nationally and internationally renowned centre for its year-round program of talks and lectures, readings and debates about writing and ideas

Theatre Network Australia, SOUTHBANK, $717,785* 
A national organisation with a dedicated Victorian program supporting the professional theatre industry

Theatre Works Limited, ST KILDA, $811,003*
A multi-purpose, contemporary performance venue in St Kilda

West Space Inc., COLLINGWOOD, $400,000
An artist-led organisation presenting contemporary art for Victorian arts audiences

Western Edge Youth Arts, FOOTSCRAY, $600,000
Collaborates with young people under the age of 26 from diverse cultures to create complex and transformative works

Women's Circus Limited, FOOTSCRAY, $400,000
A feminist arts organisation dedicated to enriching the lives of women through social circus and performance

Writers Victoria Inc., MELBOURNE, $589,600
The peak body for writers in Victoria provides information, resources and skills development opportunities to nurture, promote and assist its members.

Strategic Initiatives (funding over two years)

BalletLab, SOUTH MELBOURNE, $112,500
BalletLab creates original contemporary dance works in collaboration with artistic partners across art forms.

Bus Projects, ABBOTSFORD, $90,000
Bus Projects is an artist run initiative that provides a platform for the development and presentation of contemporary visual arts.

Centre for Contemporary Photography, FITZROY, $150,000
The Centre for Contemporary Photography delivers an exhibition program utilising local, national and international artists.

Creative Clunes Inc, CLUNES, $90,000
Creative Clunes stages an annual festival-of-the-book with the aim of making Clunes one of the great and literary Booktowns of the world.

Cultural Development Network, MELBOURNE, $90,000
Cultural Development Victoria advocates for the essential role of arts and cultural expression in the development of creative, healthy, engaged and sustainable communities.

Experimenta Media Arts Inc, MELBOURNE, $112,500
Experimenta Media Arts develops and supports media artists and their practice through a biennial exhibition, commissioning program and national and international touring.

Melbourne Chamber Orchestra, MELBOURNE, $90,000
Melbourne Chamber Orchestra (MCO) is an independent chamber music performance organisation that tours chamber music and small orchestral music across Victoria.

Overland Magazine, MELBOURNE, $90,000
Overland commissions, edits, promotes and oversees the distribution of new Australian creative and critical writing.

Royal Historical Society of Victoria, MELBOURNE, $112,500
The Royal Historical Society of Victoria is the peak body for the preservation and promotion of heritage throughout Victoria.

The Boite, COLLINGWOOD, $112,500
The Boîte (Victoria) Inc supports cultural diversity through the sharing of music, dance and storytelling from diverse traditions.

The Museum of Chinese Australian History, MELBOURNE, $112,500
The Museum of Chinese Australian History collects and researches Australian Chinese history.

The Sovereign Hill Museums Association (Gold Museum), BALLARAT, $379,500
The Gold Museum is located in Ballarat and is operated by a business unit of the Sovereign Hill Museums Association. Its purpose is to inspire an understanding of the significance of the central Victorian gold rushes in Australia's national story.

Victorian Association of Performing Arts Centres, NEWHAM, $90,000
VAPAC Inc is a membership based organisation for professionally managed venues delivering performing arts programs across Victoria.

Wangaratta Festival of Jazz Inc., WANGARATTA, $112,500
The Wangaratta Festival of Jazz is a four-day celebration which is typically staged during the Melbourne Cup weekend.

Wantok Musik Foundation, THORNBURY, $90,000
The Wantok Music Foundation records, releases and promotes music from Indigenous Australia and Melanesia with an emphasis on mentoring and transfer of skills and access.