21 December 2017
The Victorian Government is calling on the state’s creative community to pitch ideas for ambitious, ground-breaking projects that will boost Victoria’s reputation as the creative state and make a lasting impact on creative careers and the wider community.
The Creative State Commissions program is now open for applications from organisations, studios, companies and collectives working in any creative field.
A key action of the Government’s Creative State strategy, the program responds to calls from the creative sector for an avenue to support major creative projects that exceed the scale and scope of what can be achieved through current Government funding programs.
The program will provide approximately five to ten applications with up to $20,000 to develop their concepts and undertake a feasibility study on their proposed idea. In the second stage, one to three projects will be selected to receive between $300,000 and $1 million to bring their major creative ideas to fruition in the year ahead.
The program seeks applications for ambitious projects that break new ground, generate widespread audience and community engagement, attract tourism and have the potential to create a lasting legacy.
Projects can involve one or more creative forms and may be delivered through local, national or international partnerships. Commissioned projects can be virtual, temporary or permanent but must deliver a significant impact.
Priority will be given to projects that reflect the culture, diversity or geography of Victoria and are led by Victorian First Nations creative practitioners or organisations.
Applications for the Creative State Commissions program will close at 5pm, 8 February 2018.