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The Delta Project, 'Under My Skin', Next Wave Festival 2016. Photo: Sarah Walker

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    The Organisations Investment Program (OIP) offers multi-year operational funding to small, medium and large organisations in the arts and cultural sector.

    The current Organisations Investment Program round is supporting 87 organisations across the state, representing a wide range of artforms and organisation types. Organisations are funded either on a financial or calendar year basis.

    View the full list of funded organisations.

    To align with the development of Victoria’s next four-year creative industries strategy, to be released in mid-2020, the current Organisations Investment funding cycle has been extended by a year. It will conclude in December 2021 for calendar year organisations and June 2022 for those funded on a financial year basis.

    This will enable Creative Victoria to undertake focused research to improve its multi-year funding opportunities and better meet the needs of the sector.

    The next multi-year round will open for applications in the second half of 2020.


    Program purpose

    The Organisations Investment Program invests in the creativity, capability and continuity of organisations that make a valuable contribution to Victoria's creative and cultural ecosystem, supporting independent creative practice, business ingenuity and innovation.

    The program drives:

    Arts & Cultural Sector Outcomes

    Development and diversity of art form and cultural practice

    Arts and cultural sector development and leadership

    A mix of small, medium and large organisations and a mix of new and established organisations

    Contribution to the creative and cultural profile of Victoria

    Social & Community Outcomes

    Increasing overall reach and depth of engagement

    Geographic reach of activity

    Diversity of audiences and participants

    Economic Outcomes

    Contribution to the Victorian economy

    Financial growth and sustainability of the arts and cultural sector