Creative Victoria's funding and support programs are designed to stimulate high quality, diverse creative activity across the state; strengthen Victoria's reputation as a centre for creative excellence; and ensure that all Victorians have opportunities to enjoy, participate in and benefit from a rich  creative ecosystem.

View Creative Victoria's 2021 Funding Calendar, as well as resources, toolkits and evaluation guides for the creative sector.

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Accelerating Change

Accelerating Change is a pilot grants program that provides grants to Deaf and Disabled creatives at all stages of their careers

28 September 2021
  • aboriginal
  • design
  • digital games
  • education
  • fashion

Sustaining Creative Workers

Coming soon - the Sustaining Creative Workers initiative will provide grants to individual creative practitioners as well as creative collectives and micro-organisation

15 October 2021
  • aboriginal
  • music
  • regional

Small Regional Presenters

Small Regional Presenters provides funding for regional communities to program and present shows in their area.

9 September 2021
  • aboriginal
  • regional

Touring Victoria

Touring Victoria provides support for Victorian arts organisations or artists touring a professional production, performance, exhibition or program to regional and outer-metropolitan Victoria.

9 September 2021
  • aboriginal
  • design
  • education
  • fashion
  • music

Creative Learning Partnerships

Creative Learning Partnerships supports Victorian schools to engage creative professionals or arts organisations to work with students and teachers on a creative project.

16 August 2021
  • aboriginal
  • design
  • digital games
  • education
  • fashion

Creative Enterprises Program

The Creative Enterprises Program provides four-year funding for medium to large creative organisations and smaller organisations positioned for sustainable growth.

12 August 2021
  • aboriginal
  • design
  • digital games
  • education
  • fashion

Creative Ventures Program

Creative Ventures Program - supporting creative organisations/businesses/collectives to generate content, work and opportunities.

12 August 2021
  • digital games
  • international
  • regional

PAX Rising Grants

The PAX Rising Grants program offers support to Victorian-based games businesses that have been accepted into PAX AUS.

5 July 2021
  • aboriginal
  • regional

Creative Infrastructure Support Program

The Creative Infrastructure Support Program is an open, competitive grant round that provides support towards projects to reopen or adapt existing creative spaces

11 February 2021

Building Audiences Fund

The Building Audiences Fund provides one-off support for new marketing projects designed to build or re-establish audiences following the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

27 January 2021

Creators Fund

Creators Fund paves the way for independent creatives to take their practice and their careers to the next level.

25 January 2021

Creative Workers Fund

The Creative Workers Fund supports projects led by Victorian professional creatives across all creative disciplines.

25 January 2021
  • aboriginal
  • education
  • international
  • music
  • regional

Music Works Grants

Music Works Grants are designed to support opportunities for Victoria's contemporary music industry

20 January 2021
  • education
  • music
  • performing
  • regional
  • visual

Creative Workers in Schools

A new program open to creative workers and Victorian Government primary and secondary schools statewide.

19 November 2020
  • aboriginal
  • music
  • regional

Victorian Music Industry Recovery Program

The Victorian Music Industry Recovery Program offers grants to Victorian-based contemporary music industry artists, workers, businesses and organisations

21 September 2020
  • aboriginal
  • design
  • digital games
  • regional
  • visual

Creative Activation Fund

Creative Activation Fund seeks to support the development and delivery of creative projects that can increase visitation

20 August 2020
  • aboriginal
  • performing
  • regional

Unlocking Capacity

Unlocking Capacity is a stream of the Victorian Independent Producers Initiative, a Victorian Government program run in partnership with Theatre Network Australia

20 August 2020
  • aboriginal
  • international
  • music
  • regional

VicArts Grants

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

23 July 2020
  • music
  • regional

Victorian Live Music Venues Program

The Victorian Live Music Venues Program seeks to support Victoria’s live music sector

20 September 2020
  • aboriginal
  • international
  • regional

First Peoples Investment Program (Pilot)

13 August 2019
  • aboriginal
  • design
  • education
  • fashion
  • music

Innovation in Marketing Fund

The Innovation in Marketing Fund provides one-off support for new marketing projects

30 January 2020
  • regional

Regional Coworking Spaces and Creative Places Pilot Program

The Regional Coworking Spaces and Creative Places Pilot Program is an open, competitive grant round that focuses on projects to activate existing/new spaces

30 October 2019
  • aboriginal

First Peoples Creative Industries Traineeship program

28 October 2019
  • aboriginal
  • international
  • music
  • regional

Organisations Investment Program

The Organisations Investment Program (OIP) offers four-year operational funding to small, medium and large organisations in the arts and cultural sector.

15 March 2016
  • aboriginal
  • regional

Regional Partnerships

The Regional Partnerships program provides Victorian regional communities access to quality experiences through supporting Victoria's network of regional art galleries and performing arts centres

24 March 2016