Painted grain silos in Regional Victoria

Photo: Lee Merchant

  • aboriginal
  • design
  • digital games
  • regional
  • visual

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

    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, 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 VR or 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.

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

    For further information, refer to the program guidelines.

    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).

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

    The program will prioritise projects that:

    • 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.

    Round 2 will prioritise projects that occur in the Wimmera Mallee region.

    Prospective applicants must call program staff before applying.

    Key dates

    Round 1

    Opens: 20 February 2020 using the Creative Victoria Grants Portal
    Closes: 5pm, 19 March 2020
    For activity commencing after 1 July 2020.

    Round 2

    Opens: TBC August 2020 
    Closes: 5pm, TBC
    For activity commencing after 1 January 2021.

    Round 3

    Opens: TBC August 2021
    Closes: 5pm, TBC
    For activity commencing after 1 January 2022.

    NB. It takes approximately 12 weeks from the closing dates until funding results are available.

    Who to talk to

    For any enquiries please contact:

    Kaushali Seneviratne: 03 8683 3106 or or 1800 134 894 (toll free country Victoria only)
    or at

    Sophine Chai: 03 8683 3164 or at 

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