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Rupanyup Silo

  • aboriginal
  • design
  • digital games
  • regional
  • visual

    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.

    Creative activation projects that can be supported include, but are not limited to, public art that responds to the natural landscape, creative interventions that breathe new life into buildings, creative reimagining of silos or unused sites, large-scale murals or sculptures as well as digital activation that could bring sites to life using cutting edge technology through virtual reality (VR) or augmented reality (AR).

    To ensure long-term impact for local communities, this program will focus on projects that can promote visitation during most parts of the year and have at least a three-year lifespan. This program is open to local and international partnerships, led by a Victorian organisation or local government authority.

    This program does not support the planning and delivery of events/festivals.


    ** If you have received funding through this program and your project has been impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19), please contact program staff listed below **


    Key Dates

    Round opens:  OPEN NOW
    Round closes: 3pm, Thursday, 2 December 2021

    For projects starting from 1 March 2022.

    Information and access to the online application portal will be available upon round opening.  It takes approximately 12 weeks from the closing date until funding results are available.


    Funding available

    Applications will be accepted for requests between $40,000 and $300,000.


    Who can apply

    This program is open to Victorian-based legally constituted organisations / institutions / creative businesses that have an Australian Business Number (including but not limited to, creative industries organisations, and local progress associations, local governments, and tourism boards). It is not open to applications from individuals / sole traders.

    Creative Victoria will only accept one application per applicant in each round.

    The program will prioritise projects that:

    • are in the local government areas of East Gippsland, Towong and Alpine, as they were the communities most impacted by the 2019-2020 bushfires
    • are led by Victorian First Peoples creative practitioners or organisations
    • align with local priorities of the area in which they are located
    • occur in regional Victoria
    • reflect the culture and diversity of Victoria
    • are developed through new creative collaborations, including interstate and international collaborations
    • partner with practitioners or organisations from a wide range of creative disciplines across the creative industries.

    Prospective applicants must call program staff before applying.


    Apply Now

    Creative Activation Fund applications are submitted via the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions Grants Portal.

    General information on how to access the Grants Portal, including how to register and Grants Portal FAQs, can be found here.

    Click on this link to start  NEW applications only

    If you have already started your application and wish to OPEN YOUR DRAFT TO CONTINUE WORKING, or see saved applications, please click here to return to the Grants Portal.


    Who to talk to

    Erica Sanders: 03 9623 1131 or 1800 134 894 (toll free country Victoria only) or at erica.sanders@creative.vic.gov.au


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