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.

    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).

    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

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

    Music Works Grants

    If you're a contemporary musician or music industry professional find out about our Music Works Grants program. This program supports contemporary music and is open to Victorian artists, managers, industry professionals and venues.

    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 Learning Partnerships

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

    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.

    First People's Creative Industries Traineeship Program

    This program seeks to launch the careers of young First Peoples by opening doors to exciting roles in the creative industries – spanning arts, culture, screen, design, music, digital games and more. Trainees will also complete Certificates III-IV in Business during this

    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 Partnership Program

    A new First Peoples Partnership Group will embed Aboriginal self-determination and community voice throughout Victoria’s next creative industries strategy, 2020-2024 – with, and for the benefit of, First Peoples in Victoria.

    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.

    PAX Rising Grants

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

    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.

    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.