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Nicola Gunn - Piece For Person and Ghetto Blaster Photographer: Gregory Lorenzutti

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    Update: In line with the Victorian Government’s Creative State 2025 strategy, work is currently underway on a new program to replace VicArts Grants, to best meet the needs of Victoria’s independent creative sector.

    This upcoming program will include funding streams for:

    • First Peoples applicants
    • Deaf and disabled applicants
    • Independent creative professionals, collectives, micro and small businesses and organisations.

    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 artsdevelopment@creative.vic.gov.au**


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    Previous recipients 2019

    August 2019: In this round 40 projects across the state have been supported with grants totalling more than $1.2 million.

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    Abbotsford Convent

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    February 2019: In this round 57 creative projects, involving more than 1,645 independent artists, will share in $1.6 million in funding.

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    2019 recipient - ELISION Ensemble received a grant to undertake a year-long program of public workshops, local performances and an international tour.

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    Previous recipients 2018

    October 2018: 65 diverse arts projects was supported through this round ranging from the development of manuscripts to dance and circus performances, workshops and international exhibitions to solo theatre shows and dynamic festival programs.

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    Artist Yumi Tsuchiya-Umiumare. Photo: Theresa Harrison

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