Creative Victoria provides direct support to Victoria's creative industries through a range of funding programs.

    Below is an overview of our grants and funding programs. View our Funding Calendar for details of upcoming rounds and application deadlines.

    Creators Fund

    This fund is open to individual creative practitioners and collectives across all disciplines, and at all career stages, the program supports artists and creatives to undertake a sustained period of intensive development, research and/or experimentation.

    Creative Workers Fund

    The Creative Workers Fund supports projects led by Victorian professional creatives across all creative disciplines. Projects can include collaborating with creative and non-creative personnel (such as technicians, publicists etc).

    Music Works

    This program invests in the development and support of Victoria's contemporary music artists and music industries. It provides support for projects and programs that will sustain, develop and grow Victoria's contemporary music sector, increase employment and build cultural and economic outcomes.

    Building Audiences Fund

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

    Regional Development & Touring

    If you're looking to tour a professional production, performance, exhibition or program to regional Victoria, or would like to know more about how Creative Victoria supports regional arts facilities, find out about our Regional Development & Touring Program.

    Creative Workers in Schools

    Creative Workers in Schools will support 150 creative workers to undertake a six-month paid residency in a Victorian government primary or secondary school starting from Term 1 or 2, 2021.

    Victorian Music Industry Recovery Program

    The Victorian Music Industry Recovery Program offers grants to Victorian-based contemporary music industry artists, workers, businesses and organisations who have been impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19).

    Creative Learning Partnerships

    Creative Learning Partnerships provides the opportunity for Victorian schools to partner with creative professionals or arts and cultural organisations.

    Creative Activation Fund

    The Creative Activation Fund seeks to support the development and delivery of creative projects that can increase visitation and have strong potential to become cultural tourist attractions.

    Victorian Independent Producers Initiative

    The Victorian Independent Producers Initiative (VIPI) is a multifaceted program designed to upskill, increase the capacity and build the pool of independent producers in Victoria’s performing arts sector.

    PAX Rising Grants

    The PAX Rising Grants program offers support to Victorian-based games businesses.

    VicArts Grants

    If you're a Victorian artist or organisation looking for support for a creative project or program find out about VicArts Grants. This open, competitive program supports a wide array artforms across a variety of different activities including development, presentation, community arts and international
    opportunities.

    For projects relating to contemporary music including creating work, building capacity or connecting to markets please go to the Music Works Grants program.

    Victorian Live Music Venues Program

    Victoria’s live music venues have been given a lifeline with a $15 million program to help them survive the coronavirus shutdown and return to business, providing employment opportunities for artists, crew, promoters, bookers and more, when it is safe to do so.

    First People's Programs and Initiatives

    Explore the opportunities on offer for First Peoples living in Victoria, including:

    Sustaining Creative Workers initiative

    The Sustaining Creative Workers initiative seeks to support the continued work of Victoria’s independent creative practitioners who have been negatively impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19).

    Innovation in Marketing Fund

    The Innovation in Marketing Fund provides one-off support for projects that explore different ways of engaging audiences and building brand awareness.

    Organisations Investment Program

    If you're an arts organisation looking for stable, longer-term operational funding to underpin your creative program, find out about our Organisations Investment Program.


    Apply for grants

    Open the Creative Victoria Grants Portal

    All applications for funding are submitted using the Creative Victoria Grants Portal. Check out Information for all applicants before applying for a grant.