New funding program for Victorian creatives

22 July 2022

The Victorian Government is continuing to invest in the people and ideas at the heart of the state’s creative industries, with a new fund to help bring creative projects to life and to Victorians.

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Victorian-based independent creatives are invited to apply for the new Creative Projects Fund, which will support them to develop, present or launch new creative content, products and experiences.

Whether you’re a visual artist, writer, theatre performer, designer, dancer, game developer, musician or craftsperson, Creative Projects Fund is open to a wide range of creative disciplines.

Grants of between $5,000 and $20,000 are available to individual creatives, and creative collectives or micro-businesses at all stages of their careers.

Eligible projects could include presenting a performance or exhibition to new audiences, launching a new video game or fashion label to international markets, writing a manuscript, developing virtual reality experiences or new creative products, and much more.

Designed to ensure what we see on our stages, screens and gallery walls reflects the diversity of Victoria’s creative community, the fund includes dedicated streams for First Peoples creatives and Deaf and Disabled creatives. Applications are also encouraged from culturally and linguistically diverse, LGBTIQ+ and regionally based creatives.

The Creative Projects Fund is part of Victorian Government’s Creative State 2025 strategy. It replaces the previous VicArts grants program, extending opportunities to those working in all parts of the state’s creative industries, and offering a more streamlined, flexible and responsive application process.

Applications for the Creative Projects Fund close at 3pm on Thursday, 11 August. The Deaf and Disabled stream will remain open until 3pm on 18 August.

For more information or to apply, visit Creative Project Fund