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.
This Program provides two years of funding to a diverse cohort of Victorian creative entities (i.e. micro to small creative organisations/businesses and collectives) that reflect contemporary ways of working across the creative industries.
This Program provides four-year funding for medium to large creative organisations and smaller organisations positioned for sustainable growth. The funding invests in the leadership, organisational infrastructure, and capacity of non-government creative industry organisations.
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.
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).
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.
Fund provides one-off support for new marketing projects designed to build or re-establish audiences following the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
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 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.
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 provides the opportunity for Victorian schools to partner with creative professionals or arts and cultural organisations.
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.
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.
The PAX Rising Grants program offers support to Victorian-based games businesses.
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
For projects relating to contemporary music including creating work, building capacity or connecting to markets please go to the Music Works Grants 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.
Explore the opportunities on offer for First Peoples living in Victoria, including:
- First People's Investment program (pilot) - this program provides opportunities for First Peoples individuals, groups and organisations to develop their professional and creative practice and increase career pathways into the creative industries.
- First People's Creative Industries Traineeship Program which seeks to launch the careers of young First Peoples by opening doors to exciting roles in the creative industries.
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).
The Innovation in Marketing Fund provides one-off support for projects that explore different ways of engaging audiences and building brand awareness.
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
All applications for funding are submitted using the Creative Victoria Grants Portal. Check out Information for all applicants before applying for a grant.