Painted grain silos in Regional Victoria

Photo: Lee Merchant

  • 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 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.

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


    Update: In line with the Victorian Government’s Creative State 2025 strategy, work is currently underway on a new round of the Creative Activation Fund program. More details will be available later in 2021.

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


    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.

    Prospective applicants must call program staff before applying.

    Who to talk to

    Erica Sanders: 03 8683 3113 or 1800 134 894 (toll free country Victoria only) or at

    Links and downloads

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    Previous recipients

    Round 1 closed on 19 March 2020. See the recipient list here.

    Round 2 closed on 24 September 2020. See the recipient list here.